1949 South African built Ford


This is a unique piece of Ford Motor Company history in the form of a rare war-effort South African-built 1949 Ford Stepside LDV Bakkie (Pick-Up). The South Africans were America's allies in the Second World War and following the war, they began building vehicles under license and authority from Ford. This truck was manufactured in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The truck is right hand drive and the dash layout is flipped opposite from the US version.

This truck would make one heck of a conversation piece at the car shows.



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Front view Rear view Interior-notice the shifter on the right hand side The dash is flipped from the US version Nice tail light bracket

Last updated on April 2, 2007