- This 1941 Ford COE flatbed truck powered by a 454 Chevy big-block engine is up for public sale on Deliver a Trailer.
- The V-8 engine is mounted behind the stubby cabin and routes its energy by way of a three-speed computerized transmission to the rear wheels.
- The green-and-white paint job is echoed by the inside colour scheme, and bidding ends in six days.
Lots of the Deliver a Trailer auctions that we spotlight on Automotive and Driver take the type of track-focused supercars like a low-mile 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring or a Martini-liveried 1985 Ferrari 308GTB. Whilst you may simply tow your track-day toy to the racing circuit with any variety of fashionable pickup vans or SUVs, why not even have a bit enjoyable on the commute to the race course? This 1941 Ford COE flatbed truck may present simply that, with energy coming from a 454 big-block Chevy V-8 engine, and this distinctive hauler is up for public sale at Deliver a Trailer—which, like Automotive and Driver, is a part of Hearst Autos.
Whereas the physique of this cab-over-engine truck comes from a 1941 Ford, the flatbed is generally Chevrolet beneath, with the cab mounted onto a “later model” one-ton Chevy body, in keeping with the itemizing. The engine additionally hails from Ford’s crosstown rival, and the 454 Chevy big-block V-8 is fitted with an Edelbrock carburetor and consumption manifold and is mated to a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic computerized transmission that routes energy to the rear wheels. We think about this truck would not essentially be fast, particularly when loaded up with a sports activities automotive on its mattress, however the 7.4-liter beast of an engine, which resides underneath a diamond-plate cowl behind the cabin, ought to sound fairly epic.
The Ford cab can be superbly completed, painted in a pale inexperienced, and accented by an off-white trim piece that runs up the perimeters of the grille and beneath the home windows. The truck is filled with neat retro design cues, from the only yellow-tinted fog mild to the cut up windshield and the stubby cab-over proportions that had been extra frequent on vans of the Forties and Fifties. The 1941 Ford rides on 16-inch chrome wheels that conceal power-assisted entrance disc brakes and rear drum brakes. The stainless wood-plank mattress ground options brilliant metallic strips, and storage containers are mounted alongside the facet of the truck.
The inside can be very inexperienced, with seats decked out in inexperienced upholstery and white piping to match the outside. The dashboard is straightforward with solely a few gauges, and the shift knob is styled to appear to be an old-school metallic microphone. Whereas the truck appears to be in spiffing situation, it’d take a bit of labor to show it right into a transporter. A ramp is required to load a automotive onto the flatbed, and a few hooks would should be put in to tie down the load, however it would not be too arduous to get it able to haul. However even when you do not find yourself utilizing this 1941 Ford to hold your 2006 Ford GT Heritage Version to the racetrack, it’s certain to show heads when you cruise down the boulevard on a Saturday night time. Bidding at the moment sits at $25,000 with six days remaining earlier than the public sale ends on Thursday, July 28.
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