Sadly after spending 40 years with its past owner, this ’37 Ford is looking for a new home. The previous owner has passed, and this truck is being sold to settle his estate. Last registered in 1974 this truck has been sitting a long time. Although appearing as an original old truck, this Ford features a newer Chevrolet drivetrain. Relatively solid thanks to a life lived in California, this truck is offered for the whopping price of $15,000. Check it out here on craigslist out of Los Angeles, California.
Within this old truck is a simple interior with a beautiful steering wheel. Beyond the steering wheel is a dash that appears to have been repainted at some point, and floors that look to be solid. The current drivetrain is described as a 1965 Chevrolet V8, but the displacement, or any other details are not mentioned. The newer manual transmission is nicely fitted, with an appropriate hole alignment with the floor. The passenger side windshield is cracked, as is the passenger side window. Although fairly complete, I get the idea this one is going to need a lot of mechanical attention since it has sat roughly 43 years. I would plan on reworking the brake system and fuel system, and hopefully the engine isn’t locked up and would benefit from a tune up, and a carb rebuild.
The body has some bumps but overall isn’t too shabby. Included with the sale of the truck are a great deal of body parts, as well as a 1937 pickup bed in the event you aren’t a stake bed type of person. There is no apparent rot in this old Ford, and in fact there is little surface rust to be seen. Having obviously been repainted a time or two, this Ford has a charming patina that could be appreciated as is, or this truck could easily be restored. With the extra body parts, this truck could be a very straight example worthy of a restoration, or it could continue to be the “hot rod” the past owner built it into with its current drivetrain. Either way, this ’37 Ford pickup is stylish, and solid enough to be a road goer once more. Would you preserve or restore this old Ford?