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 pickup has plenty of charm.

  • 1938 was the first time Ford's 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
  • Unfortunately, 1938 marked an atrocious year for the automotive industry and Ford's truck production sank to a new low
  • In turn, vintage Ford pickup trucks hailing from 1938 were scarce then – and scarcer still now
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