Ford F1 Pick Up (diecast 1:18, Road Signature)

  • Ford F1 Pick Up (from 1948)
  • Road Signature
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • others
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Ford F1: A Classic of American Automotive History

The original model on which this one is based is the legendary Ford F1 Pickup. It belongs to the first generation of the F-Series, built from 1948 to 1952. The Ford F1 represented a significant development in the history of American commercial vehicles as it was the first truck specifically designed by Ford for commercial and private use. Before its introduction, the pickup market mainly consisted of modified car platforms. The Ford F1 marked a crucial turning point and set new standards in terms of durability, reliability, and versatility.Interesting events from the year the Ford F1 hit the market give us a glimpse into the historical context of that time: In 1948, the Treaty for the Strengthening of the United Nations was established, and the release of the famous song 'Nature Boy' by Nat King Cole left a mark on music history. These events not only illustrate the historical backdrop in which the Ford F1 emerged but also the cultural and political trends of that time.

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Technical Specs and Design of the Classic Ford F1

The Ford F1 came in several engine options including a 3.7-liter inline-six and a 3.9-liter V8 engine. Both engines offered ample power and reliability required for heavy-duty tasks. The pickup was equipped with a three- or four-speed manual transmission designed primarily for durability and simplicity. The chassis featured a rugged ladder frame providing the base for the truck and giving it the necessary stability. Noteworthy technical features included hydraulic brakes and modern suspension enhancing driving comfort and safety. The designer of this vehicle was Harold Hicks, who was also involved in other Ford projects.

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The 1/18 Scale Model: Detail and Craftsmanship

This 1/18 scale model of the Ford F1 was manufactured by Road Signature and is a testament to the precision and detail-oriented approach of the model maker. The model is made of die-cast material ensuring its robustness and intricate detailing. The light green paint job is true to the original, giving the model an authentic vintage look. The white sidewalls of the tires and the classic chrome front bumper are meticulously replicated, adding the final touches to the miniature. The cargo bed comes with a removable black cover, enhancing the realism of the collector's item. The model in the collection of Modelly member "Play-X" vividly showcases these and other details.

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Aesthetics and Collector's Value of the Road Signature Model

The aesthetics of the Ford F1 1/18 scale model by Road Signature are remarkable and stand out in any collection. The gentle, rounded shapes and meticulously replicated headlights and taillights mirror the original design. The authentic brand logos and the "F-1" lettering on the sides of the hood underscore the historical accuracy. The interior is equally detailed, featuring a replicated dashboard and steering wheel. This not only makes the model an optical delight but also a valuable piece for any model car collector.


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