1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506

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Lot 412
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck
Chassis no. BB 18974506

Sold for US$ 46,800 inc. premium
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck
Chassis no. BB 18974506
Although heavy trucks have long had a devoted collector following, that segment of the automobile hobby has shown a relaxed approach to vehicle restorations. This 1934 V-8 belies that trend, showing the highest quality of finish from top to bottom.

Early Ford trucks were commercial adaptations of the standard Model T chassis. Not until 1917 did Ford offer a dedicated commercial chassis, a one-ton, extended wheelbase design with worm drive rear axle. The general concept of this Model TT truck was adopted early in Model A production, with a 131-inch wheelbase Model AA, rated at 1-1/2 tons. It had heavier components throughout and cantilever rear springs. A long-wheelbase 157-inch chassis was also offered.

In 1932, the AA became, with new sheet metal and the improved Model B engine, a Model BB. Initially it was available only with four-cylinder engine. In August, the new V-8 became available, although the BB designation continued. These trucks, both four and V-8 and with modest restyling, were continued through 1934.

This truck has been lavished with an uncompromising restoration. The body and chassis are virtually new, painted red with black fenders. The flat bed and racks are highly varnished and correctly detailed, with proper hardware throughout. The platform surround has the correct Ford script. The interior is all to correct pattern and immaculate, the seat upholstered in dark brown artificial leather. All glass has the correct Ford etching. It has been equipped with period-correct directional signals, on the rear only.

The engine compartment is similarly detailed, and the truck starts and runs perfectly and it drives at stops like new. Many Ford V-8 enthusiasts insist the sweetest sound comes from one of these flathead spur-gear trucks climbing a hill in third gear. This truck presents a chance to relive that experience.
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck  Chassis no. BB 18974506
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