1949 Ford F3 F Series Pickup Truck Flathead V8 No Reserve Beautiful Rare Truck
- Location: Cavalier, North Dakota, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other Pickups
- SubModel: F3
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Trim: Mercury M68
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 60,000
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: Flathead V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1949 Ford Other Pickups Mercury M68 description
The elderly fella that we acquired this truck from had known it since new. His father bought it new in 1949 in Manitoba, Canada to use on the farm. Back in 2004 he decided to restore it himself at home. The only reason we managed to get it from him was because they were selling the farm and everything on it due to him and his wife moving into a care home. He re-trimmed the interior himself, rebuilt the motor and entire drivetrain. He also painted it himself in its original color. Before painting he repaired some rust in the fenders by skillfully welding in new metal, this truck does not have any bondo repairs, it is all steel. The original Mercury tailgate is in excellent condition as are all of the Mercury specific emblems, trim and hub caps. The quality of the restoration is not to a professional level but is very good and it is a very presentable truck. He has used it as a truck since restoring it so there are some scuffs in the bed and on the inside of the tailgate, he restored this truck to use it as a truck not as a show vehicle although you would certainly get a lot of positive attention if you took it to a classic car show.
He was obviously very skilled mechanically as this truck runs and drives better than any that I have ever driven before. The Flathead V8 starts instantly hot or cold and runs silently with a perfect idle. The transmission shifts very precisely and the clutch operates very smoothly. The brakes work great. I would confidently drive this truck anywhere, it runs and drives that good. The gauges all work showing excellent oil pressure, it never runs hot and the original 6 volt charging system works great.
The hood, doors and tailgate all open and close like new. The windows roll up and down like new. The vacuum wipers even operate as they did when new. He really went through everything on this truck and it needs nothing to be driven and enjoyed on a daily basis.
Due to the much smaller Canadian market, Ford of Canada only sold approximately one tenth as many trucks as Ford did in the US and around two thirds of those were Ford's leaving the remaining third to be Mercury's. So very few of these trucks where produced and it is becoming much harder for us to source nice original and complete examples such as this. Due to Canada's harsh climate only a handful remain today.
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Payments can be made one of two ways:
1. By cash on collection, if collecting in person within 7 days of the invoice date
2. By Wire Transfer
Paperwork accompanying vehicle
All of our vehicles come withfour pieces of paperwork required by the DMV to Title your new vehicle in your home State:
1. An invoice, including vehicle description, VIN #, your details and our details
2. A Canadian Title Document
3.Completed & Stamped US Customs Paperwork Form 7501
4. Completed & Signed DOT HS-7 Form
All of our vehicles are sourced from Canada. We then store them just north of the border until they are sold. Once sold we take the vehicles across the border to ourpremises in North Dakota for you to collect, or for your preferred shipper to collect for you.
The process of moving the vehicle across the borderto North Dakota is taken care of by us and fully paid for by us. You will incurabsolutely no further charges above and beyond what youbid for the vehicle.
There is certain border paperwork that is necessary for this process and for that we use a professional customs broker by the name of Cole International USA Inc. They operate with complete confidentiality and any of your personal information, that we supply them with for this process, is treated as such.
Should you wish to have your new (old) vehicle shipped, then let us know and we can put you in contact with our preferred shippers. Theseshippers are familiar with us, our inventory and our location. They are also very reasonably priced.
If you decide to use an alternative shipper, please make them aware if the vehicle is a 'non-runner' and, therefore, will require a winch for loading and unloading. We are not responsible if you book a shipper who is incapable of loading the vehicle.
Due to the nature of what we do, we are often on the road in search of new vehicles, so please be sure to make us aware of your shipping/collection arrangements ahead of time, so that we can arrange to be there to meet you or your shipper.
Obtaining your US Title
In order to obtain a US Title for your vehicle all that you will need to do istake thefour pieces of paperwork, listed above, to your local DMV office. The DMV are familiar with this process and it will come at no additional cost to you. The process is very straightforward and stress free when dealing with domestic vehicles over 25 years old.
who we are and what we do
We are two brothersthat seek out original trucks and cars fromall acrossCanada specializing in vehicles from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
We started heading North to source these vehicles several years ago due to the severe lack of such vehicles in the US in recent times due to our huge car culture. Most American barn finds have long been found and tampered with by several owners yet North of the border there still seems to be an abundance of good solid original vehicles waiting to be brought back to life.
We make these great vehicles available to the US market by importing them into the US and providing all required paperwork to acquire a Clear US Title in your own name in your home State.
We also specialize insourcing Mercuryand Fargo trucks and have successfully imported and found new homes for dozens of fine original examples.
We are passionate about finding the best thatthere is and understand that our customers want to see automobiles that have not been tampered with; the more original, the better.
Our inventory is regularly updated, as new finds are unearthed. If there is something specific that you are looking for, then let us know and we'd be happy to see if we can help.
The business we conduct is straightforward and honest. Whether you're looking for something that'sall original, a starting point for a restoration project orsolid bones for a custom build, Bison Brothers will deliver.