This 1948 Ford F-6 COE Truck Has Cop Car Underpinnings
This classic Frankentruck is a looker for sure.
Classic pickups had almost as much style as their handsome coupe counterparts, but this one may have a trump card. The 1948 Ford F-6 cabover in question features a classic cool silhouette with a modern architecture, making it a hybrid of sorts that works entirely better than it should. But sadly, you may have missed your chance at owning this one-of-a-kind Frankentruck. After being featured on Bring a Trailer yesterday, it appears the owner has pulled down the eBay listing—but its still worth ogling the pictures to see this unique build.
It's got an unmistakable design that's reminiscent of yesteryear, making a great initial impression. In addition to that, it's been built upon the framework of a 2004 Crown Vic Police Interceptor that includes the cop car's 4.6L V8, giving the truck an appropriate amount of grunt to equal its style.
The truck's school bus yellow paint job fits it perfectly, highlighting its curvy profile in all the right places. With untouched patina to accompany the color scheme, it's an aesthetically intact package that almost works better than a ground-up restoration.
The interior is decidedly simplistic, reminding you that it is indeed a vehicle from the 1940s. A bench seat in the front allows for family fun and solo cruising alike, enabling you to exercise every ounce of its updated purpose.
Underneath, the truck has been treated to an improved chassis that should give it better handling and a smoother ride. Though it may seem strange to build a project around a newer Crown Victoria, the sedan's body-on-frame construction is easy to modify and able to handle the truck's heavy weight without a problem.
Thanks to its modernized powertrain, the truck now has 125 more horsepower than it did from the factory. With enormous aftermarket support, the 4.6-liter V8 could be fitted with various bolt-ons to make this truck a screamer. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.