The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP107
1941 Ford Pickup

Auctioned on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Not Sold at a High Bid of $47,500

  • Transmission: Manual

Offered here is one of the nicest blends of modern update with vintage “hop up” in a top shelf restoration we have ever had the pleasure to auction.
The restoration itself has been extensive beginning with the original steel frame. It has been stripped and refinished in the same shade of blue as the body. Chassis components were likewise refurbished in blue and were attached to the frame with new hardware. The steel body panels are straight and have a glowing Midnight Blue applied to all surfaces including the underside of the floors. The crisp bodylines are accented by hand painted yellow pinstripes. The hardwood cargo bed has a satin gloss coat and is inlaid with polished stainless steel bed strips. The wheels are correct style steel with 6.00 X16 Firestone Champion wide whitewalls. Correct Ford hubcaps with stainless trim rings and pin stripe accents are in place. There is a matching spare mounted to the side of the bed.
The truck can boast of having dual Unity spotlights on the cab with chrome bumpers front and rear. The bumpers have the optional chrome guards and tips as well as a Ford front bumper-mounted grille guard with fog lights. There are chrome taillight housings with blue dot lenses and stainless tailgate chains. At the front can be found the chrome grille and hood trim along with chrome headlight rims. Dual exterior mirrors are also in place.
The engine bay holds a Ford flathead V8 and this where the old school modifications can be found. The factory heads have been replaced with a pair of Offenhauser aluminum pieces. Fuel is fed to a pair of Ford two barrel carbs on top of an Offenhauser aluminum intake. Spent exhaust goes through the Fenton headers to a dual system with stainless exhaust deflectors at the rear of the truck. The spark is provided by a breakerless Mallory distributor with Taylor plug wires. The factory 3 speed transmission can be found behind the engine.
In a nod to the modern conveniences, the electrical system uses a 12v generator and power steering has been added. Halogen headlights with a stock appearance are there to make night driving easier and an electric fan keeps the engine cool. At the rear of the cab, a third brake light has been very subtly and tastefully integrated above the back window.
The interior retains the factory instrument cluster with added Sunpro underdash auxiliary gauges. The seats have been tastefully reupholstered in leather, and there are padded floor mats, side panels and headliner to give the truck a little more class than it had when it was new.
The truck starts easily and settles into a smooth idle. It shifts easily and acceleration is brisk. The steering is helped by the power assist while the suspension and braking all function as they should. The truck is a joy to drive and gathers more than its fair share of attention.
Pickup trucks have become one of the fastest appreciating parts of the collector car hobby and few are as attractive as this one. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a well sorted restoration that blends old school hot rodding with modern niceties.