The 1940s was an exciting time in automotive history. In many ways it was the beginning of the modern automobile but it was also a time of great uncertainty.
Ford’s early 1940s models were a huge step forward in automotive design. They were better built than ever before and featured more complete and integrated body work. However, in 1942 production was halted due to WWII and production would not pick back up again until after Japan’s official surrender. While at the time, the automotive community almost certainly suffered, today collectors and enthusiasts that had the forethought or just a simple interest in pre-WWII Fords are definitely benefiting. Not only by getting to enjoy this part of American automotive history but also in the value that it brings to a collection.
Vicari Auctions is offering a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to add a well built example from the 1940s to their collection. This 1941 Ford pickup is finished in a beautiful show quality red over a black leather interior. Under the hood is a Ford Performance 351-cid V8 paired with a C4 automatic transmission which leads into a C2 Corvette independent rear suspension with a 3.36:1 gear ratio. A Heidts Superide II independent front suspension and 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes finish off the antique trucks high performance underpinnings while power steering, Vintage Air, power windows, and a JVC AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo that is mounted in the glove box offer a bit of modern driver comfort.
This truck was featured in Hotrod Magazine’s August 2019 edition and in Classic Truck Magazine’s February 2020 edition. It has been detailed and kept in show-ready condition, this includes the under-hood and undercarriage. If you are looking for a truly unique truck that is road-worthy, highly collectible, and ready to wow at some of the biggest shows, this is for you. For more information on this truck or other offerings at this auction visit vicariauction.com.