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Monday, October 26, 2015

The Vintage Red Ford Truck

The Little Red Truck
Fall Festival and Antique Car Show
Buchanan, VA

The older gentleman who owned this truck told us he had bought it eight months ago. He showed us some photos of it, and it was a mess and looked like it was ready for the junk yard. He did all of the work himself. Would someone please tell me what year and model this is so I can put it into the post? I think the year might well be 1955, because when I enlarge the license it says “ 55 BEAST." Thanks so much.
It is a beauty!






"When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said,
‘Nah, what’s wrong with the horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”  ~  Elon Musk


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21 comments:

  1. The second photo looks like a 1955 Chevy car, the other shots are of the pickup truck. I don't know the year, but it's nice. I've always wanted an old pickup, but I want modern reliability and safety.

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  2. That is a wonderful old truck, but I have no idea what it is.

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  3. That's a beautiful old red truck Genie. Great photos!

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  4. I'm not an expert on North American cars. That one is a real beauty. Full marks for the renovation.

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  5. Wow!!! that's a really red truck

    Genie thanks for dropping in at my blog

    much love...

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  6. The truck is from the 1930's. One can pin down the specific year in the 30's by the front grill design. And yes, the car is a 1955. Could tell the model if there was a side view. Why people paint them red I do not understand. I would never.

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  7. Hi Genie. Think I can tell you something about that pickup truck. I believe it is a 1936 Ford Pickup. Your second photo is a 1955 Chevy car, but the color is similar. The pickup in your photos is a hot rod, not a restored original. It has a contemporary overhead cam V-8 engine, chrome wheels and wider tires than came on the original truck. I'll bet the gentleman you met also upgraded the suspension and brakes. It would be a completely reliable, comfortable, and safe truck to be a daily driver, and would have no trouble keeping up with our traffic. The owners spared little expense in building this truck. It looks like fun.

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  8. Well you know that's my vintage (if we're talking high school ). I only wish restoration worked as well with old ladies as it does with old trucks. It's a beauty!

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  9. PS ..l Bill guessed 55 Ford from the top photo, but then, you already knew that much. ( he admired the guys work ).

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  10. I meant to say the highly chromed motor in the truck is a modern overhead valve engine, not the original flathead Ford V-8 which only produced 85 horse power. That makes it a hot rod which probably has around 300 horse power.

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  11. I would take it in a heartbeat!

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  12. isn't buchanan a beautiful little town? buchanan and fincastle are my two favorites in my county!

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  13. wow. some care given to that beauty!

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  14. Fantastic workmanship! I'd say its gone from beast to Beauty! love the reflections on that chrome work!

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  15. I like old cars. Beautiful pictures and reflections!

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  16. Can't believe he restored it to that standard in such a short time

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  17. I love all vehicles vintage and this truck is no exception. Very well mainainted and wonderful reflections. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. I love the red on these two vehicles! I have wanted a pick-up like this one for as long as I can remember.

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  19. I like those old cars. And this one seem well taken care of. Nice reflections :)

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