1961 Ford F-250 For Sale
San Jose, California
1961 Ford F250 Fire Rescue Truck
Up for sale is a very rare 1961 Ford F250 4X4, a first and former fire-rescue vehicle from Half Moon Bay, Ca. within the San Francisco peninsula on the coast. Only 380 cab, chassis and cowl units were produced in 1961 and unknown as to how many are left. The truck was built at the Milpitas, Ca. plant in July of 61. The fire dept. formed their owned in 1960 as I was told and in 61 ordered this truck.
The vehicle was used up until 1997 as a back-up unit and sold to a private party. In 2003, The 3rd owner purchased and used the vehicle on his ranch above the Santa Cruz mountains until 2018 when I bought the truck. It is a numbers matching vehicle with the 292 V-8, 4-speed trans and 4.56 rear-end. Top speed is around 50 MPH max. the mileage is also original at 60K plus. The paint appears to be the original Monte Carlo red but could have had a repaint many years ago and has nice patina look to clear coat and preserve. Front seat is like new and was probably re-upholstered way back when as well.
The vehicle runs fine, shifts well with a strong clutch and decent brakes. I drove the vehicle up to around 25-30 MPH and backed off due to the tires being shot and dry-rotted. I have a nice set of (4) tires with 16' wheels. Still have the original rims, 16.5'. The body is very solid for being 57 years old. The floors, pans, fenders, doors and firewall are all solid. The only real rustrot is on the front lip of the hood. Former owner said the 4X4 and front winch still work but I have not tried. Headlights work, only the hi-beams, all turn signals work including the green arrow indicators on the dash, no brake lights, speedo still works, gas gauge flutters, probably a loose wire, temp gauge not working. The original fan inside the cab still works. All the service compartment doors open, close and lock except for one. Horn still works and there was never a heater installed from the factory. All the glass is decent and appears to be original. I did not test the windshield wipers due to bad blades.
This vehicle needs TLC such as fluids, hoses and belts changed etc;
Vehicle is located in San Jose, CA.
Financing Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers.
Stock Number: C194695L