Keep on Truckin’
This 1937 Ford Barrel Nose truck is currently under restoration at Obsession Musclecars in Matamata. It is still running a flathead V8 engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox and, as you can see, it was a nice truck when Ian and his team started the restoration. Most of the work essentially involved attending to older repairs, many of them patched over the original panels. The old, repaired panels were removed and replaced with freshly refabricated ones.
The truck is owned by a local businessman, Neil Dalton, one of the biggest employers in the area. Neil first owned this truck when he was just 16 years old, and it was given to him by his father as his first car. He has owned the Ford on and off ever since. The Ford is now being returned to its original colour, and we look forward to putting together a full feature on it when it’s complete.