Ford Deluxe Pickup

In a generally bleak Depression-era market, pickup trucks were a staple Ford product. The flathead V8, whether the economical V8-60 or the top 85-horsepower model, provided stump-pulling power and kept Ford pickups in the forefront of the sales race.

The 1937 Ford pickups were restyled with a new, rounder grille and front-fender mounted headlights, reflecting the contemporary Ford passenger-car styling, which was itself heavily influenced by the landmark Lincoln-Zephyr. The cargo bed was steel-floored for durability with supporting wood planks for strength. Whether in Standard form with the 60-horsepower V8 engine or in Deluxe trim with the 85-horsepower V8, Ford’s light-duty workhorses offered contemporary levels of style and performance.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V8 engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, solid front axle and ¾-floating rear axle, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 112"

Source: RM Auctions

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