Classic Ford Pickups Could Be Strong Investment

IMG_9119 II

If you're looking for a way to convince your spouse that buying a classic pickup truck is a good investment, Bloomberg.com has come to your rescue. The business publication is reporting that now may be the best time to invest in a vintage Ford pickup.

Classic car auction experts told Bloomberg that the value of classic Ford pickups is likely to rise considerably during the next several years. The reasons? They cost little compared to other classic vehicles, and they're easy to maintain and repair.

Certain years and models such as the Ford F-1 and F-100 are relatively inexpensive to purchase and are poised to start increasing in value. Well-restored models also are climbing in price as they cross the Mecum, Barrett-Jackson and Gooding & Co. auction blocks.

Certain Ford models have risen in value by as much as 30 percent during the last five years, according to the Bloomberg report. And at classic car listing houses such as Hemmings and Hagerty, some good-looking vehicles in need of little restoration can be bought for less than $7,000 if you do the proper research.

Cars.com photo by Mark Williams


7 Ford II

 

Comments

I saw one of these in Robins Egg Blue at Sam's Club last weekend. A beauty. I always liked this model of Ford pickup with the beveled hood.

I love all the trucks from that era, such classic good looking trucks.

I love all the trucks from that era, such classic good looking trucks.

Cars or trucks are never a 'good investment'. Those same models that were up 30% last year will down 50% next year.

Buy classic vehicles to enjoy them. If you're trying to make money, you'd be better off buying lottery tickets.

My 1987 F150 just turned 30 and is now considered an antique in my state. Not sure if these old trucks are a good investment though because something always breaks down or needs to be replaced. It seems the older it gets the more that becomes routine. I just had to put in a new gas tank that rusted out and it was pretty pricey. I keep driving it around for jobs around town but wouldn't feel safe driving it long distances. I guess if the truck's been fully restored it's a different story, but even those restored trucks are selling for almost what the new ones go for.

A Ford will never be worth more then the dog **** stuck on the bottom of your shoe!

@ johnny doe

To be fair, most are LS swapped anyway. So, I can see why they're increasing in value.....

Joking!!!!

My 1987 F150 just turned 30 and is now considered an antique in my state. Not sure if these old trucks are a good investment though Posted by: Red

@Red

And how! If you don't have at least 100k in your 401k account this should not be considered anything more than a gentleman's toy. A fun toy, but it's not an "investment"

If you're Jay Leno, it's an investment.

Old fords only increase in value after there restored. The reason being that they always end up with GM powertrain's, making them finally reliable.

Ford is better than GOVT MOTORS and Fiat trucks by far. Go Ford!!!

Yes, like "uglyfords" has already said, These classic FORD trucks will be running GM drive trains and as a result, become more valuable.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/05/retired-mechanic-puts-a-shine-on-classic-ford-trucks.html#comments

Wow, that 1st pic is memory lane for me growing up/1st lessons to drive in my dad's '56 F-100 (odd color though, it was light blue)...it was a head turner back then & even more so now over 60 yrs later....

? They cost little compared to other classic vehicles, and they're easy to maintain and repair.

Certain years and models such as the Ford F-1 and F-100 are relatively inexpensive to purchase and are poised to start increasing in value.
/QUOTE

LOL
Good luck finding one in good shape..

Only a rustbucket is cheap to buy,,and cost lots of time and money to restore,,only a moron would think these things are good investment,,


They just had a F-1 and F3 auctioned off at Barrett Jackson, $18k and 24K, completely restored. Better to buy restored then buy and restore it your self.

They just had a F-1 and F3 auctioned off at Barrett Jackson, $18k and 24K, completely restored. Better to buy restored then buy and restore it your self.

They just had a F-1 and F3 auctioned off at Barrett Jackson, $18k and 24K, completely restored. Better to buy restored then buy and restore it your self.

Having a classic pickup that I regret selling over the long run you will end up spending money to maintain it and to insure it. Not a good investment from the standpoint of making a lot of money but if you enjoy it then it is worth it. My old truck drew lots of attention and it was relatively simple to work on with gauges only, manual choke, and three on the tree--all original down to the wheels and hubcaps. I learned to drive on that truck and it had been my grandfather's farm truck.

@Dave--Agree unless it is a vehicle that has been in the family and has more sentimental value or if it is a family project where father and son restore an older vehicle--then that is less about money and more of the bonding of a family members. I do miss my old truck and the memories I have growing up with it.

Pretty risky investment unless you have a true pashion and can accept failure on the financial portion.
Put maximum matching in 401K and you will be much better off. Hopefully I will retire before 50.

2019 GM trucks to stay Steel and not go to Aluminum!!!
http://www.trucktrend.com/future-trucks/1706-confirmed-2019-chevrolet-silverado-1500-to-retain-steel-bed-video/

2019 GM trucks to stay Steel and not go to Aluminum!!!
http://www.trucktrend.com/future-trucks/1706-confirmed-2019-chevrolet-silverado-1500-to-retain-steel-bed-video/

@ Jim,
Every manufacturer will put there little twist on the aluminum revolution. All will claim their twist is better, in the end consumers win.

Typical Ford
Worthless till they become antiques. LOL

2019 GM trucks to stay Steel and not go to Aluminum!!!
http://www.trucktrend.com/future-trucks/1706-confirmed-2019-chevrolet-silverado-1500-to-retain-steel-bed-video/


Posted by: JIm | Jun 22, 2017 6:56:48 PM

The Ford airheads claiming GM will be following Ford are gonna explode.

Typical Ford. Worthless till they become antiques. LOL
Posted by: What the heck

@What the Heck

Correction---they don't become valuable because they are antiques.

A fifty year old Ford is valuable because it's RARE. A Ford that lasts more than FIVE years is rare! One that's 50 years old belongs in a musuem!

@ papajim and others,
https://roadloans.com/blog/longest-lasting-vehicles-the-200000-mile-roster
Ford and GM are in a virtual tie for reliability. Do you actual believe what you are writing?

If you keep anything long enough it can be an antique. I don't see why a Ford truck would be any less of a collector item, than an old Chevy, GMC, Dodge, or International. You have to wait a long long time for many vehicles to become worth something and the cost of upkeep and insurance most likely will exceed the eventual value of the vehicle. As for Jay Leno many of his cars are not in his collection because of their value but more from a historical significance and because he likes them. Leno even says that they are not his cars but that he is the care taker and wants to preserve them for posterity.

As for papa jim he is an antique as well but I am doubtful that he will appreciate in value as much as an old truck.

"You could say the Power Wagon is the pickup version of a HEMI ’Cuda – it is uniquely identifiable and a great example of a true American engineering product that came right out of the Motor City. People are drawn to the classic Power Wagon because they are not only impressive-looking – making other pickups of the era look toy-like by comparison – but are also very utilitarian, like today’s modern pickup trucks. And when you drive or ride in an old Power Wagon, there’s no denying the sensation of true American power and pride."

Lot #1061 at the 2016 Scottsdale Auction was a modernized 1944 Power Wagon, which tied the record set by the 1962 version that sold earlier in the week, going for an impressive $187,000.
Lot #1061 at the 2016 Scottsdale Auction was a modernized 1944 Power Wagon, which tied the record set by the 1962 version that sold earlier in the week, going for an impressive $187,000.
At the recent 45th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, two Power Wagon Trucks each sold for the record-setting price of $187,000.
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-automotive-experts-dodge-power-wagon/

@ HEMI V8; Yep, it's too bad RAM are not all American power & pride anymore but Italian owned & run :-(

And Ford is ?

LOve the looks of these old trucks. I like the squared out wheel wells that all trucks had back in the day. Thick steel trucks that didn't dent when you leaned on them.

I love all the trucks from that era, such classic good looking trucks.

Love the '56 F100

)...it was a head turner back then & even more so now over 60 yrs later....


Posted by: Lionel | Jun 22, 2017 4:52:52 PM

I know, the square wheel wells make it happen.

And Ford is ?

Posted by: HEMI V8 | Jun 22, 2017 11:53:07 PM

Definitely more American built & owned than RAM & shaky GOVT motors trucks...look it up LOL

I like old Ford pickups, but you have to admit old Chevy and GMC pickups are worth a lot more. What, the best Ford is the '56 F-100? When was the last time you saw one that DIDN'T have a Chevy Small Block in it? I personally like the '73-'76 'dentside', before Ford stuck the sorry 351M-400's in them.

Don't even bring up old Dodges. I like them too, but they are pretty much worthless.

Not all old Dodges are worthless. The original Dodge Power wagon is one of the all time great trucks especially that it was one of the first 4 wheel drive. My great uncle was assigned a fleet of Power Wagons for the Army Corp. of Engineers post-WW II when he manned one of the crews that built paved roads thru the jungles of Thailand He said the Power Wagon was the only American truck that would not get stuck in the jungles of Thailand and that his crew was pulling out stuck Fords and Chevys that some of the other crews were assigned. There are companies today that take old Power Wagons and customize them. Look at Jay Leno's Garage and there is an old Power Wagon that was made into a 6 wheel drive. It is the ultimate beast.

Power Wagon on Leno's Garage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c68L_tieVs

I love all the trucks from that era, such classic good looking trucks.

Old fords only increase in value after there restored.

"There is no simple answer as to why one collectible vehicle is more valuable than another. In the case of pickup trucks, general appeal usually tops the list, but other factors – including curb appeal, options and rarity – can also greatly influence price. Vehicles with a proven pedigree of originality will command higher prices than a vehicle cobbled together from a few donor vehicles, no matter how well-restored. Good-quality pickup trucks are very hard to find; the days of finding an old, salvageable Power Wagon in a barn are almost over."

Make DODGE
Model POWER WAGON
Style PICKUP

Sold
Price $121,000.00

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1953-DODGE-POWER-WAGON-PICKUP-195840

The longest lasting trucks.



Post a Comment

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
  • Your email will not be shown.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Home | Buy or Sell a Truck | News | Special Reports

Powered by Cars.com. By using this site, you agree to our terms of service | © 2017 Cars.com | Privacy Statement | Contact Us