1938 Ford V8 Barrel Front Pickup Truck

With the kind of grunty purring only a V8 engine can muster, and an eye-catching paint job, this 1938 Ford V8 pickup truck is a beauty.

In 1938, Ford made some dramatic changes to its fleet of cars and trucks. This year marked the first time their cabs and front sheet metal were all-new since 1935; and the nose was given a distinctive oval grille, resulting in this year’s vehicles being dubbed Barrel Front – a nickname that has continued to be used to this day.

Unfortunately, 1938 marked an atrocious year for the automotive industry. Ford was not immune. The company couldn’t cling onto its number one spot in the market, falling behind Chevrolet, and truck production sank to a new low not seen since 1933. In turn, vintage Ford pickup trucks hailing from 1938 were scarce then – and scarcer still these days.

This 1938 Ford V8 barrel front pickup truck has plenty of charm – come on in to the Bill Richardson Transport World collection to discover it for yourself.

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