1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

February 15, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Rides Still Available Page.”  Click the blue button above or below to navigate to this ride’s bid page, where you can either select the green “Buy Now” button or place a realistic counteroffer in the “Bid” box.

The Guys With Rides team is pleased to offer this 552 cubic inch V8-powered 1951 Ford F-3 Flareside street machine in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the private seller.

Bidding opened Wednesday, February 1, 2023, and continues for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Wedneday, February 15, 2023.

This truck currently resides as part of a private collection in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

More details will follow very soon, including a Lemon Squad pre-purchase inspection. So, stay tuned!  If you have questions about this vintage Ford pickup truck before then, please comment below or call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.


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The Deets

Year: 1951
Make: Ford
Model: F3 Flareside Pickup
Location: Phoenix, AZ
VIN: F3R1SP23785
Exterior Color: Flat Black w/ Yellow Accents
Interior Color: Black, Yellow, and Natural Leather
Engine: 429 Thunderjet V8 bored and stroked to 562 cu in
Transmission: Hughes Racing C6 Automatic
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel: Gas

Current Bid:  $2,500

Here is the seller’s description of his unique street machine:

“This was a frame-off restoration. It has a 429 thunderjet bored and stroked to 552 cu in. with a Speedway Motors stroker kit, aluminum heads, Comp Cams roller cam, and roller rockers. There is a Weiand Stealth intake with FiTech Meanstreet 800 fuel injection. Sanderson block headers run from the 3-inch exhaust to 4-inch stacks. It has power rack and pinion steering, and disc brakes. The rear axle is a GM Corporate 14-bolt one-ton axle with 4.56 gears, limited slip, and disc brakes. The transmission is a Hughes Racing C6 with a Hughes 1800 stall torque converter and Hughes transmission cooler. The interior is custom with Braum high back bucket seats, a custom-built console with cherry wood insert, and an Apple car play enabled head unit with subwoofer. Vintage Air air conditioning. The bed is approximately ten coats of hand-applied tung oil on plywood, with a built-in battery box hatch and gas fill hatch. The tires are 18″ Nitto Terra Grapplers, 265/60 front and 325/60 in the rear.”

The LemonSquad Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”), completed two days before the start of this auction, confirmed this 1951 Ford F3 street machine is a solid, rust-free example with only minor items noted in the report.  The picture below contains the Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection. 

To review the Pre-Purchase Inspection, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return to this listing:

1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

Exterior Gallery

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Interior Gallery

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Underhood And Undercarriage Gallery

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Tires And Wheels Gallery

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If you have any questions about this 1951 Ford F3 Flareside Street Machine, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

  1. 1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

    Should have a 7.3

  2. 1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

    Where is this truck located?

    • 1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

      Hi Jeff, this custom F3 truck is currently located in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

  3. 1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

    Are any additional pic’s available? Specifically, interior, bed and undercarriage?

    • 1951 Ford F-3 Flareside Street Machine

      We will have many more pictures of this truck and a Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection as soon as the seller is ready to start their truck’s auction. Please check back soon!


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