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- "Is the truck for the farm" Ad, 1934

Ford's 1934 V-8 Pickup Truck quickly became a necessity for much of rural and blue collar America. With multiple makes and models and differing beds, the V-8 Pickup was designed to suit the every-man's needs. The advertisements often ran with interviews from farmers, delivery workers, and construction workers giving their seal of approval for the truck's success. 

- 1934 Newark Ford Mailer Ad

1932 was the first year the V-8 engine was introduced to Ford buyers. Before this, only V-4 engines were available, and by 1934, Ford did away with the V-4 completely at customers demand. The engine was tested for durability and stamina. Ford sold the new V-8 Trucks as work horses that could be pushed to their limit - Turns out they weren't wrong.

1935 Ford V-8 Engine Promotion

- Ford 1934 Advertisement 

"Ford is still the Farmer's Friend." The idea behind the V-8 Pickups were to design a more useful truck, at lower upkeep costs. the V-8 called for less oil and gas, while the engine could handle more wear and tear. The trucks lasted longer on less expenses, and for blue collar America this was music to their ears. Trucks had established their necessity in culture, and by 1935 Ford had established their permanent role at the top of the pickup food chain.

1934 Ford Pickup Build

- Ford 1934 Advertisement
"It Cuts the Cost Doing the Job!"

- Original Ford V-8 1934 Manual

The Real Bonnie & Clyde "Death Car"

While the 1934 Ford Pickup was not the same version of a Ford the infamous Bonnie & Clyde "Death Car" was, it is however the same chassis and front end. Designed with the same V-8 and in the same year, the Death Car was of the same family as the Ford Pickup.

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