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Old 12-18-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default 1947 Ford Truck $800,000

THIS POST IS ALMOST 5 YEARS OLD.

First I've seen of this truck. (Come on ...... )

"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 F 350 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."











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Old 12-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1947 Ford Truck $800,000

its bullcrap, the writer of said article admitted that he was duped or something.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
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"Bullcrap" ... yeh.

Too much of the truck is just too hard to accept, but it is making its way around the internet.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:07 PM   #4
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Realisticly speaking, who in their right mind would drive a vehicle that valuable to a "cruise in" as the pictures suggest. I think there is some spoofing going on here.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:16 PM   #5
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Thought that the '47 Pickups had a column-shift transmission, rather than a floor shift --- the one in my back 40 does anyway.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:17 PM   #6
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I call bullshit.$800,000 dollar truck to a cruise in,open the hood,roll down the windows and walk away..give me a break!
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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"Realisticly speaking, who in their right mind would drive a vehicle that valuable to a "cruise in" as the pictures suggest."

That's for sure ... however, an original "soybean" Continental shows up once in the while at the Krispy Kreme Donut cruise -in, Saturday mornings in Jacksonville.

It's anyone's guess what it's worth (maybe more than the $800,000), and I'd hate to think what it would take to repair it if it were dinged.

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Old 12-18-2010, 01:52 PM   #8
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No idea on whether or not the above is true (although it does seem fishy) but we have cars more valuable than that showing up a cruise-ins here. One that comes to mind is a genuine Jaguar D-Type still in its original paint. Those cars have sold for over $4M.
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Saw the truck at Classics on Kent car show in Lidndsay Ontario a few years ago. Owner was telling the story about it being a genuine Ford offering. He had a magazine from 1947 with an add showing the supercharger on the pick up engine. Don't know if the magazine was genuine or a good quality repop. Truck looked like it was modified in a hot rod shop. Had finned heads, can't remember what kind. I live less than an hours drive from Whitby where the owner lives. There has not been any stories of an $800000 pick up around this area. You have sparked my curiosity, will do some research and post if I discover anything.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:57 PM   #10
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Throwing the B.S. flag. Plus, that F350 Dually adds another $50K onto the sale price. No way, no how.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:32 PM   #11
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Nice way to revive a 5 year old post.
I guess its true nothing on the iNTerWebz ever goes away....
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:46 PM   #12
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Crap. You're right. Wow. Didn't notice that.
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yep a load of old bollocks.

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Smells fishier than a 2 day old fish in a fish market! A load of horse hockey if I ever heard one. Goes with the Bridge in Brooklyn for sale.......
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Nice pair of Fenton headers on Ebay that must have come off this truck.For some reason the seller wants to start at almost $900.00 .
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Does that vacuum powered dash fan start turning backwards when the boost kicks in?
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Does that vacuum powered dash fan start turning backwards when the boost kicks in?
Excellent question! If you think about it, this tells you everything you need to know about this.
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