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whitby Ont. 1947 ford truck sells for 800,000$

which one of you guys just got rich?

Now this is an interesing Pick-em-up Truck
47 FORD TRUCK SELLS FOR $800,000.00

These pictures show a 1947 ford 1/2 ton pickup truck from Whitby , Ontario , Canada that was just sold to FORD MOTOR COMPANY of Detroit Michigan USA for the sum of $800,000.00 plus a Ford F350 dually truck.

This truck, according to Ford records, is one of only 35 that was ordered and built in 1947 with factory installed........ McCulloch water cooled supercharger, special carburetor, special very low profile air cleaner for the McCulloch due to hood height problem when installed intake has lower carb mounting height 'special supercharger intake', (see above air cleaner ) Edmunds finned aluminum heads, Fenton cast iron headers, factory dual exhaust.

OTHER OPTIONS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED ON THE TRUCK sliding rear window, installed outside sun visor, vacuum powered dash fan, factory compass, ashtray, smokers kit, locking steering column, dome light, inside sun visors, fog lights bumper mounted, some form of factory cruise control with knob & wire in dash.

This truck was started being restored by Dave Hill, Dave and his father Len purchased this truck from the farmer who was the ORIGINAL OWNER, who ordered it equipped as it is, new in 1947.

Dave has added his own custom touches like the early luggage rack metal box in pickup bed rear, blue dot twin taillights and other details. Metal covered spare tire cover.

What makes this truck so rare and valuable???
As one of ONLY 35 documented originally built, it may be the only remaining original numbers matching example that can be authenticated and was by a team of Ford museum employees before the offer and the purchase was made. Apparently there 'might be' two other survivors that are in pieces and cannot or have not been authenticated.

And you thought the 2ng gen L was Fords first Supercharged Truck....









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Pictures did not come through Blair.......


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Pictures did not come through Blair.......

Larry you'll have to excuse Blair. He's new here!! lol



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rookie mistake, hold on
should have hosted them myself.
links fixed in original post



Really? Its the Internet take it easy.
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Wow. Wonder what that would have cost when it was new.


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WOW...what a cool looking truck and wonder of the guy ever thought of putting into the Barrett-Jackson auction's in the states!!

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That's better Thanks Blair.....That is one Beautiful Truck ..... Worth Every Dime !!!


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That is a nice truck. Factory supercharged in 1947, who woulda thought.

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Incredible....beautiful paintwork and all around attention to detail.

Pretty cool that it was purchased from the original owner....interesting find Blair. Someone got rich and someone got broke paying for it!!

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The truck is BS and so is the story.
This story has been floating around for some time now
I'll try and find the link about on the H.A.M.B. where the guy that told the story admits
the owner totally lied.
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