1936 Ford Pickup
Classic Car Overview
Here we have a 1936 Ford pickup Rat Rod that is very likely something you wont see at your local cruise night or Cars and Coffee. The body was rock solid to begin with (as seen in the "before" photos) and was given a custom finish to provide a very convincing "patina" effect. Look closely and youll see a few eyebrow-raising details, such as the Mercedes-Benz hood ornament and emblems and a Turbo Diesel badge on the front bumper. That will make sense as you read further.
Inside, its built for comfort, as a leather split bench seat with fold-down center armrests dominates the cabin. A set of full gauges monitor everything from oil pressure to voltage. There is no tach, however, but one is not needed for this powertrain. There are also power windows and heat. The gear selector may look familiar to anyone whos driven a 1980s Mercedes, and it provides another hint as to the unusual powertrain of this unique truck.
Under the hood is not a Chevy 350 or Ford 351, but rather a turbodiesel inline five from a 1985 Mercedes-Benz. Its the popular 2.5-liter unit that served duty in the midsize cars as well as the flagship S Class. It sends the power to the Chevy S10 rear end through a Mercedes 4-speed automatic.
As expected, it isnt exactly fast like a built small block, but runs great and has plenty of low- and mid-range power thats typical of a turbocharged diesel. And it gets good fuel economy as well. This is a cruiser that devours long highway trips while sipping fuel, so no worries about attending those far-away car shows. It handles and brakes confidently, making it a pleasure to run around town as well.
For more information or to schedule time to see this fun Rat Rod, just give us a call at 603-627-5595. Financing is offered through our approved lender, interesting trades are welcome and enclosed shipping can be arranged.
- Classic Car ID101722006
- Stock NumberC2880
- Body StyleN/A
- Engine2.5L Turbodiesel
- Exterior ColorPatina
- Seat ColorGray
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