UNIBODY F-100, LOWERED STANCE, FRONT DISC BRAKES, A/C, RHINO LINED BED
Yes, we know it's a lot of pastel paint on this 1963 Ford F-100, but if you like that old-school custom look, this cool Ford pickup has a lot to offer. This truck must have really turned heads when it was first built, and even today showing up with this cool hauler will definitely generate attention, and given the quality of the work, you'll have a lot to be proud of.
The color is actually called Sandshell Beige, and it's straight out of the 1950s. On just about any other vehicle, it might look silly, but this pickup carries it well, particularly with the color-matched wheels, and like I said, few vehicles can generate more attention than this one. It was refinished a few years ago, so it has a wonderful soft gloss that really works with the pastel color, and while there are a few minor signs of age, the truck shows quite well. The bodywork is in good order, with decent gaps, and unlike most pickups before and since, this one has the bed very neatly integrated into the cab for a super slick look. If there was any chrome on this truck when it was new, it's long gone now, with everything from the grille and bumpers to the taillight surrounds wearing more of that gorgeous Sandshell Beige paint. Only details like the stainless side trim and side mirrors escaped the monochromatic treatment, but they stand out even more because of it. The bed itself was covered with spray-in bedliner material which is crisply masked and looks fantastic.
The interior is showing some age, but it's also got the right look for an old pickup, so we're kind of torn on how to feel about it. The pleated seat cover with fabric sides has the right look for the period and we've never been fans of pickup trucks that were afraid to work, so no worries about getting the upholstery dirty. They've obviously been through here during the restoration, as the door panels and dash have been painted to match the body and there are plush black carpets on the floor that help control noise and heat. Look closely and you'll see some very cleverly installed upgrades, including the tilt steering column, under-dash A/C unit, and an AM/FM/CD stereo in the center, all subtle enough to escape notice at a glance. The factory speedometer has VW-like simplicity with the fuel gauge tucked up there on the perimeter, and the secondary controls are underneath, but it's still quite basic, which is part of any truck's appeal.
The engine is a color-matched and strong-running 292 cubic inch V8, which is a great retro choice. Just about everything in the engine bay matches the bodywork; hey, if you're going to go outrageous, you may as well go all the way! The engine purrs smoothly and makes good torque to move the pickup with ease, and aside from the 4-barrel carburetor, alternator, and chrome air cleaner, it's pretty stock. A set of vintage long-tube headers and a custom dual exhaust system offer a bubbly idle and a wonderful V8 sound at full throttle. A 3-speed automatic transmission powers the original rear end with 3.89 gears inside, so it's certainly peppy around town, and a fat rear sway bar works with the lowered suspension to make it a reasonably agile handler. Fat steel wheels and 275/70/15 Firestone radials complete the look.
The more you look, the more you'll find to like on this pickup. It's thoughtfully built and a lot of fun and really quite reasonably priced. Call today!
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