RESTORED BACK TO STOCK ORIGINAL CONDITION, 223CI INLINE 6, 3 SPD MANUAL, NICE!
An honest old pickup that isn't a Chevy, how interesting! With clean good looks and a nice restoration on a relatively unusual truck, this 1959 Ford F-100 offers a fresh look at an old favorite you may not have considered before.
We like the two-tone paint on this truck, offering a big of '50s pastel with the kind of no-nonsense conservatism that seemed to drive Ford truck designers. That's not to say that this isn't an attractive truck, it just doesn't take many risks. It was a clean sheet design and admittedly the earlier F100s were a hard act to follow, but this is a thoroughly modern-looking truck in every way. Even more remarkable is the quality of the restoration, which shows extremely well. Gaps are good all around, the flat-sided bed is super straight, and the paint is rendered in modern urethane but without any metallics, so it looks period-correct. The bed was finished with spray-in bedliner material so it's durable, but doing it in white makes it virtually disappear and keeps the truck looking authentic. The big grille shines up beautifully, there are chrome bumpers at both ends to give it a finished look and nobody will mistake this truck for anything other than a Ford thanks to the giant block letters in the hood.
The big windshield and wrap-around rear window make the cab bright and airy and the pastel color scheme continues here as well. The vinyl seat cover is plain and simple, like the rest of the truck, and it has plain rubber floor mats to reinforce the working-class image into which it was born. The two-tone colors wrap around the door panels and dashboard, so it's clean and simple, with a bright white steering wheel that's big enough to really maneuver the big pickup without difficulty. The factory instruments are unrestored and in good condition with only light fading and all the secondary controls are lined up neatly right underneath. As a '50s pickup, it's kind of light on options, offering only a heater (which might have been standard by 1959), but I kind of like that aspect, too. This is a clean, simple, and honest truck.
It's so honest that even the original 223 cubic inch inline-six remains under the hood. It hasn't been swapped for a late-model V8 and instead offers a unique sound and feel that is all part of the charm of owning a vintage vehicle. The engine bay shows signs of regular maintenance, although it's not quite as highly detailed as the body or interior. There's an original air cleaner up top, corporate gray paint on the engine itself, and basic hardware that makes it insanely easy to service. The only notable non-stick components are a 12-volt alternator for electricity and some fresh wiring, but that's about it. A 3-speed manual transmission shifts easily and with rebuilt brakes all around, it feels confident going about its business. There's also a new exhaust system and a fresh gas tank, so you can enjoy it right away without worrying about the usual issues in an older vehicle. Painted steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps are the right choice on a bare-bones pickup and big 235/75/15 blackwall tires accentuate the truck's blue-collar look.
Not flashy, not over-done, and not expensive, this handsome, useful, and somewhat rare Ford pickup represents an alternative to what everyone else is doing. Call today!
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