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Frame Off Built F1 Pickup 5.8L Lightning V8 4 Speed Auto with A/C

1952 Ford F-100

Make: Ford
Model: F-100
Type: Pickup (Truck)
Doors: 2
Year: 1952
Mileage: 4,506
Color: Burgundy
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1952 Ford F1 Pickup Truck Frame Off Built F1 Pickup 5. 8L Lightning V8 4 Speed Auto with A/C Year: 1952 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Burgundy Mileage: 4506 Transmission type: 4 Speed Automatic Engine: 5. 8 Liter Lightning V8 Interior color: Tan Vehicle info For every hot rod. there's a trend. For every trend. there are admirers. And for every admirer. there's a dilution of the hot rod that created the trend in the first place. But every once in a while a trend is so powerful it not only becomes the standard for what's cool with a particular model. it also sets a baseline for that model's respective fans. Need some examples? We all know you can't build a serious Willys without a tubbed rear end. And we also know you can't build a Ford coupe without shaved door handles. Like it or not. these are just unspoken facts of gearhead life. With its square proportions and simple form. the beloved Ford F1 is certainly a standard in the street rod world. And the baseline for notable F1 builds is a solid. all-steel body. a small Ford V8 and comparatively upscale trim. The question then becomes: what happens when someone meets the baseline and throws in a couple of great ideas for good measure? You get a fully-sorted custom like this awesome '52 Ford! Whether you're a diehard Ford fan. an old school truck lover. or just a curious buyer who's looking for a well-done cruiser. this striking pickup hits like a lightning bolt on a clear summer day!Sporting a somewhat pontoon design and classic good looks. the father of Ford's legendary F-Series has always been a highly desirable line of trucks. And not surprisingly. gearheads. customizers and 65 years' worth of fans have elevated it to one of hot rodding's greatest cultural icons. With the help of a 2009. frame-off restoration. this first generation pickup was transformed into a smooth-driving cruiser. That restoration began with an almost mandatory replacement of floorpans and cab corners. Once that new metal was married to authentic Dearborn steel. the truck's smooth fuselage was sealed in DuPont Razzlin' Red 2-stage. And today. this classy hot rod is one sizzling classic that looks cooler than pretty much every car at any show its owner chooses to attend!As expected. this awesome Ford's first rate detailing highlights both its solid form and stunning paint. At the front of the truck. a "V8" branded hood rides above bold "F O R D" lettering. an aerodynamic grille and a simple chrome bumper. At the sides of that grille. sculpted fenders center pristine. chrome-trimmed headlights in front of twisting door handles and color-keyed. Ford-branded running boards. Above those boards. a 'Five Star Cab' rides between a chrome-trimmed. "F-1 LIGHTNING" branded hood. a gorgeous Walnut bed and simple. body-matched mirrors. And. at the back of that bed. a "Ford" branded tail gate hangs above "Ford" branded tail lights and a second chrome bumper. Ever heard of someone telling you one story so they can tell you another? Well. that's exactly what's happening here. When Ford debuted the ninth generation F-Series. they finally got serious about a performance lifestyle offering. By that time. Chevy's hot 454 SS had been burning up the street for several years and Ford. in typical Big Three fashion. couldn't resist the opportunity to compete. Now for the second story: this classy cruiser is powered by a 5. 8 liter Lightning V8 that creates a healthy 240 horsepower. Roughly the truck equivalent to an early '90s Cobra motor. this mill makes good use of GT40 heads. a high performance intake. a hotter cam. better pistons. free-breathing headers. a beefy oil cooler and modified computer programming. Envisioned more as a comfortable cruiser than a flat-out street rod. this F1 doesn't pretend to be a drag strip conqueror. That said; acceleration is still very respectable. and the truck's silky smooth powerplant delivers enough grunt to provide fun and responsive driving characteristics. Aesthetically. most of the engine is well-hidden under an attractive Lightning intake and Ford Racing valve covers. Ancillaries appear well-matched to the mill. with loomed Hi-Temp Super Stock wires and a fender-mounted air intake framing a big aluminum radiator and quick. electric puller fan. And. with a turn of the key. the cylinders settle into a restrained hum of power. Every good hot rod has a solid foundation. Flip this Ford upside down and you'll find a roster of mechanical improvements that mix classic looks with modern mobility. Behind the Windsor. a 4-speed automatic transmission spins likable. road-ready gears. Beneath that drivetrain. a thoroughly rebuilt suspension employs power rack-and-pinion steering. Power front disc and rear drum brakes are a welcome addition and big performance upgrade for early Ford fans. There's an impressive dual exhaust system that employs an X-pipe crossover and dual-chamber Thrush mufflers. Everything rides on a set of 15-inch painted. pinstriped and trimmed wheels. which spin 235/70 Kelly Chargers in front of 255/70 Kelly Chargers. And items like stainless fluid lines. a powdercoated chassis and a big stainless fuel tank finish an otherwise impressive canvas. 1-part vintage and 1-part modern. this pickup's warm and welcoming interior looks straight out of an old school Hot Rod magazine. At the front of the cockpit. a stainless-trimmed. Razzlin' Red dash centers an Alpine CD player between modern air conditioning and clear Classic Instruments gauges. In front of that dash. an "F-1 LIGHTNING" branded seat seems appropriate to the feel of the truck's restoration. At the bottom of that seat. Dynamat insulation anchors premium carpet under a wood console and billet foot pedals. Opposite that carpet. a fresh-looking headliner flows toward a rear-mounted Alpine subwoofer. At the sides of the passengers. body-matched doors features power windows. power locks and traditional chrome handles. And in front of the driver. a leather-wrapped. banjo-style steering wheel spins around a tilting Flaming River column. The sale of this American original includes restoration photos. restoration receipts and a small stack of component manuals. Whether it's simple nostalgia or their long list of extremely useful design virtues. one thing is certain: trucks NEVER go out of style. And it's becoming an increasingly rare occurrence to see one of these '50s show stoppers in our RK Motors Charlotte showroom because they sell almost as fast as we post them! If you're in the market for something that's every bit as fun as it is cool. this awesome Ford is exactly what you've been looking for! About this auction & rk motors charlotte Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close . NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. as this would be unfair to the other bidders. so please don't ask! Each and every one of these cars is listed on eBay. but only one sale. on average per month. actually occurs on eBay. If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (781)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. RK Motors takes pride in delivering road-ready cars to our customers. That's why every car we sell comes with the assurance of our Seal of Approval process - a comprehensive inspection performed by our sister company. the RKM Performance Center. From major visual defects to basic functionality issues. our Seal of Approval checklist covers the basics so you can feel confident about your purchase. For international buyers. note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans world-wide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. Gregory can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. A common question we receive is: "do you accept trades"? We do accept trades. but will only consider #1 or #2 condition vehicles. If you would like us to review a trade. please send recent. high resolution pictures of the entire car. including the underside. Also send a detailed description which includes all specifications. facts. figures. history and documentation present with the car. Lastly. give us a clear idea of what you are seeking in trade value. If you are a MyClassicGarage user. you can send us an Evaluation file for review. Our MCG virtual garage name is: RK Motors Charlotte. Email information and pictures on your trade directly to Donald Berard. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. Our 60. 00 sqf retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina . We usually have 200-250 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. and. more importantly. see the Greatest Showroom on Earth! Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut and we do this because we love cars! In addition to our retail showroom in Charlotte. NC. the RKM Performance Center is located in a 40. 00 sqf facility in Mooresville. NC. which is about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in the heart of NASCAR country. We perform complete restorations for classic car collectors worldwide. RKM restored cars have won numerous national awards. Check out our feedback from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past on our website. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and. our cars really do look better in person than in the pictures! Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. For general information. call us at: (704)596-5211. RKM Performance Center Heated paint booth Sanding room Mixing room Sandblasting cabinet Interior shop Metal fabrication shop 10 two post lifts Alignment rack Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 781-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269