For Sale: 1948 Ford F6 Tow Truck

March 14, 2012 · Print This Article

Antique Tow Truck For Sale: 1948 Ford F6 Tow Truck with Holmes 515 Traffic King

Price: $4,000

This classic tow truck has been stored in our warehouse in Seattle for more than 12 years and is ready to find a new home. It was intended to be a restoration project and an addition to the Storer Antique Tow Truck collection, but the project was never finished after other trucks in the museum took priority and the owner Mark Storer died unexpectedly. When the truck originally came to Seattle it was running & driving but the wrecker unit was only partially operational. The Holmes wrecker has since been repaired so that it is fully functional and a replacement cab in excellent condition was purchased and stored with the truck. The truck has not been started in several years, but was running without problems when it was last parked. Now the truck & wrecker (along with the replacement cab and some spare parts) are up for sale. Included with the truck is the original title, sales brochure, and a copy of the instruction manual, which includes a parts list, unit specifications & measurements, etc. This truck will soon be a fantastic project and when completed, will be a beautiful show truck! Listed below are photos and information about the unit.

VIN: 88RT58150

Approx. 8,800 Lbs.

Call: 206-243-6252 or Contact Us Online

1948 Ford F-6

  • Original Flat Head V-8
  • 66,000 Miles on Odometer
  • Original Title
  • Original Ford VIN ID Plate
  • Engine, Transmission, Rear End are in Good Condition
  • Includes Replacement Cab in Excellent Condition
  • Original Upholstery
  • Stainless Steel Grill Bars
  • Dual Rear Wheels
  • Spotlight on Drivers Side
  • Red Rotating Light on Top of Cab & 1 Spare
  • Motorola Radio Parts


Holmes 515 Traffic King Twin Boom Wrecker with Hi-Speed Cradle

Serial # TE83865

  • Fully Functional Ernest Holmes Co. Model 515 Tow Unit
  • Includes Hi-Speed Towing Cradle
  • Original Holmes Sales Brochure
  • Original Holmes Wrecker ID Plate
  • Copy of Holmes Wreckers Instruction Manual with Mounting Spec’s, Parts List, etc.

1948 Ford F-6 Tow Truck Holmes 515 Traffic King

1948 Ford F-6 Interior Dash

1948 Ford F-6 Odometer & Gauges

1948 Ford F-6 Interior

1948 Ford F-6 V-8 Engine Compartment

1948 Ford F-6 with Holmes 515 Passenger Side View

1948 Ford F-6 Front View

1948 Ford F-6 with Holmes 515 Traffic King Wrecker Rear View

1948 Ford F-6 Tow Truck Tool Box

Holmes ID Plate Model 515E

Parts for 1948 Ford F-6 Tow Truck Motorola Radio, Red Light, Hood Ornament

Extra Cab for 1948 Ford F-6 Excellent Condition

Holmes W-35 & 515 Sales Brochure

Holmes Traffic King Model 515 Advertisement

Holmes 515 Wrecker Manual Copy

Holmes 515 Mounting Installation Guide Copy

1948 Ford F-6 Tow Truck Original Title


9 Responses to “For Sale: 1948 Ford F6 Tow Truck”

  1. Don dear on April 26th, 2012 2:57 pm

    Would like more info on this truck and wrecker. How would we get it shipped to the east coast ? In your nfo you state it has not run in years. Does the nine turn over ? Do you have. Way to load on to a car hauler ? Do you have any more photos of both truck and wrecker ? Thanks. Don dear

  2. Amos snow on May 10th, 2012 7:34 am

    Is truck still available.?V

  3. Jared on May 10th, 2012 8:48 pm

    Yes this truck is still available and can be shipped. It ran before it was last parked several years ago. A little maintenance and it should fire up just fine. Don & Amos, please check your email to see more comments.

  4. Arto Riip on July 27th, 2012 4:17 am


    My name is Arto Riip and I am form Finland.
    I want to ask, if your nice truck is still available and
    is it possible to ship to Europe, Finland? And if, do
    you any idea of shipping costs?

    Best regards

    Arto Riip

  5. Arto Riip on August 3rd, 2012 10:14 pm

    Nice truck! Is it still available? And is there any possibilities to assistant to ship it to Europe?

  6. Jared on August 4th, 2012 7:22 pm

    Arto, the tow truck is still available, but we have several people interested in it right now. I will email you more information.

  7. Joel on September 24th, 2012 8:36 pm

    Hey Jared, I was wondering if the antique wrecker is still available?

  8. Jared on October 1st, 2012 9:23 pm

    Yes Joel, this truck is still for sale.

  9. Joel on December 31st, 2012 5:25 pm

    I’m not the same Joel who posted earlier. Is the truck still available since October 2012? If so, then I have several questions for the next email.
    Thanks for any info.

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