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1956 Ford Custom C600 COE (Cab Over Engine)

C-Series COE (1948-1956).

Like other automakers that built COE trucks before the 1960s, the early Ford C-Series trucks were "Cab Forward Trucks" or also called "Cab Over Engine Trucks." These trucks shared major components with dlen Ford F-Series pick ups and from 1948 to 1952 were simply COE versions of the F-5, F-6, F-7 and F-8 pick up classes. For 1953, the Cab Over Engine Trucks were renamed C-Series, but remained largely modified F-Series trucks.
COE models were designated C-500, C-600, C-700, C-750, C-800, C-850, and C-900 depending on weight class, with the C-900 being the "Big Job" model.
From 1954 to 1956, Ford C-Series Cab Over Engine trucks had the V8 engine with 272 CID (4.5L) 4V (Heavy Duty) the Lincoln Y-V8 gasoline engine in 4.9 liter version with 196 hp or the 5.4 liter version with 212 hp.
C-800 to C-900 trucks were available with diesel engine, but received an additional zero in the model designations C-8000 or C-9000.

The vehicle offered here has a good condition of the driver's cab, shows only minor rust and is therefore ideal for restoration or conversion to restomod. The rear window removed and with the vehicle. According to unconfirmed information from the previous owner, the engine was running three years ago.

Engine V8 272 CID 4V (Heavy Duty)
HP: 173 at 4400 rpm
Torque: 352 Nm @ 2400 rpm
Stroke: 3.30
Bore: 3.625
Compression: 8.0
Manual transmission with overdrive

The Ford was imported from the USA, has an American Title and is custom duty paid as a classic car.

On request an individual vehicle approval can be done for a fee.


There are countless possibilities for the design of this truck. Very popular is the construction of the driver's cab over a frame with drive train from a "modern" pick-up or SUV.
Below are some examples of restomods