Like our lovingly restored pre-owned Steinway pianos, we put the same care into bringing back a 1942 Ford pickup truck to its full melodious glory.
Initially desiring a 1943 Ford to align with the 70-year anniversary of Houston Piano Company, we had to make a minor calibration to the plan: there was no 1943 commercial Ford pickup created. Production had halted in February of 1942 when WWII took precedence, re-tuning many manufacturing factories for the needs of supplying materials for the war effort.
As a result, finding a rare 1942 model—which had only been manufactured for a few months in the fall of 1941—would prove quite challenging, requiring metronomical precision. But with persistence came opportunity, and a classic beauty rusting in a farm field in Kansas magically appeared. From there, the tempo of the restoration commenced at a steady pitch.
Although technically not the precise year, we believe that preserving the history of our musical past is symbolically exemplified by the shining rehabilitation of our fire-engine red pickup truck. For more of the restoration process, see our Ford Gallery.