Ford’s commercial vehicles of this era lagged several years behind contemporary styling trends and were notably spartan in appointments. While Ford sourced many components in-house, its truck cabs were produced by Budd Manufacturing Company, an innovator of all-steel body construction.
This truck features Ford’s diminutive 60-horsepower V8 engine that debuted in 1937. It was quickly discontinued in the United States, but remained popular in Europe where cars were taxed according to their power output.
1937 Ford 73 STATS
|136 cu. in. (2.2L) L-head V8
Exhibited through the courtesy of The Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, Auburn, Indiana.
DID YOU KNOW…?
Like the rest of Ford’s 1937 line, this truck featured mechanically actuated brakes.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
Keep on Truckin’: The American Pickup Truck was on display at the Museum from 2017-2018. This series of articles comes for the displays from that exhibition.