1939 Ford Pickup
In 1938 Ford restyled their popular pickup and panel truck, a style which lasted through 1939. The restyling included all new sheet metal, an oval barrel shaped grille, a more spacious cab, larger cargo box and longer car like fenders. The MSRP for the base model was $590.00. A customer could option their truck with the following: oil bath cleaner, oil filter, oversize tires, a rear bumper, heavy duty hitch, sliding rear window and a heater. Engine options were 60, 85 or 95 horsepower V8.
The big news in 1939 is that Ford adopted hydraulic breaks in lieu of the longstanding mechanical break system. this was offered by many of Ford's competitors for years and was introduced by Plymouth, a budget car line 11 years before.
In Ford's early days the only color available was black but by 1939 the color pallette had expanded to vermillion, blue, green, maroon with a cream stripe, gray and dark gray with a red stripe
This truck has been with the current Ventura resident for over 40 years. It is in its unrestored condition ready for a complete makeover.
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Engine Cyl: N/A
Engine Size: V8
Engine HP: 85
Trans: 3 speed