This 1949 Ford is a great example of an old-school custom and it has quite a history. Built by noted customizer Joe Bailon, it made its debut in 1954 at the legendary Oakland Roadster Show in California. This was a time when customs with radical body mods were all the rage. This one is chopped, channeled, and sectioned with frenched headlights from a Merc and tailights from a ‘54 Pontiac. It laid dormant for many years before being resurrected by Jeff Nickell’s Customs. Jeff lovingly restored the car -- called the “Shampoo Truck” due to its use as a promotional vehicle for hair-care products -- and it pays homage to a great period in automotive history. The PPG red and black paint is highlighted by period-correct hand pinstriping. The custom two-tone bench seat interior features more striping on the dash. A ‘57 Caddy V8 provides smooth torquey power just as it did back in the day. And extensive body and chassis reinforcements assure that this time capsule piece can be driven and enjoyed.
About This Dealership:
MaxMotive was founded in 2018 by the Maxwell family with the goal to make sure that every vehicle enthusiast has the opportunity to own their dream car. As a family owned and operated company we strive to take exceptional care of our customers both near and far. MaxMotive has over 175 vehicles in stock at our Pittsburgh, PA facilities and our showroom is growing daily. Vehicles are well maintained by our service staff and are available for display with a scheduled appointment.