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1953 Ford Ice Cream Truck

Ice Cream Truck

The ice cream truck that frequents our neighborhood is a little creepy. It’s more of a cruiser van than a truck really. It bothers me and has made me want to start an ice cream business of my own. Of course, I would want to drive around in something a little more appropriate for the trade. Well, here’s my chance! This 1954 Ford Panel is already setup with a soft serve machine and refrigeration. Parents may not appreciate the barn findy look though, so it will need a fresh coat of white paint. Other than that though, I don’t see any reason why whole flocks of kids wouldn’t run out into the streets when this arrives. If you want to give it a go, it’s located in State College Pennsylvania and is listed here on craigslist for $5,300. Thanks goes to Tory A for the tip!


  1. dj

    53 in the header and 54 in the write up.

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  2. JACKinNWPA Jack in NWPA Member

    They couldn’t even get it all the way on the trailer before flipping it…sad.

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  3. Lee Hartman

    I don’t think it’s a ’53 considering the fact that the grille is a ’55 Ford truck grille. Although I suppose someone could have changed it after an accident or something.

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  4. Bill

    Buddy friend?


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  5. JW

    This truck is exactly like the ice cream truck that used to come down our street back in 1958/1959 when I was 5 going on 6. That guy had every kind of ice cream out at the time and the only one with soft serve ice cream.

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  6. keith christy

    You can check out one already restored at the Boyertown Museum of Historical Vehicles, who also built this one. Check out “The Truck Stops Here” Event June 25th,

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  7. Frankie

    The ice cream trucks that were around when I was a kid were cool, not these vans driving around with rusted metal, spray painted looking like they abduct and dismember bodies. Just plain creepy.

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  8. jim s

    paint job looks like a Mister Softee ice cream truck. i remember these from when i was young. great find.

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  9. David

    Ooh, I remember Mr Softee, Good humor too. Now those trucks were something you looked forward to seeing, the trucks I see coming down the street now look like pedophiles drive them, man, the memories these kids are gonna have of running up to those trucks will put them into a fetal position just walking past the Ice cream isle at Safeway.

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