HIGH QUALITY RESTO BACK TO STOCK, ORIGINAL 352 V8 SHORT BED TRUCK, SUPER CLEAN!
This 1966 Ford F100 Custom pickup clearly shows us that even back in the '60s, there were people for whom trucks were more than simple tools. With a comfortable interior, flashy two-tone paint, and no signs of hard labor in its past, this truck is still an inviting driver for the guy who expects more from his trucks than just the basics.
The two-tone paint is the first giveaway that this truck was intended to do more than haul stuff for a living. Code F on the door tag means Arcadian Blue, but the refinished surfaces on this truck have the added bonus of Wimbledon White playing accompaniment. By 1966, Ford realized that style could help sell trucks as much as towing capacity, so it looks quite stylish today, combining a sleek fleetside bed with dramatic body lines that give it a muscular, competent look. The sheetmetal is extremely straight, particularly on those long bed sides that must have taken a month each to block out. Modern paint technology ensures a brilliant shine, and careful masking makes the line between the two colors crisp and sharp. The Custom upgrade added quite a bit of brightwork, including that big grille and the stainless side trim, and this truck wears bright chrome on both the front and rear bumpers. The bed might have seen a few trips to Home Depot, but it's solid, dent-free, and includes a removable rubber mat, just in case.
Custom trim gave you a few upgrades inside as well, including the comfortable blue vinyl bench seat that has a subtle texture to it that makes it a bit more comfortable on warm days. The new seat cover seems to do a pretty good impersonation of the original upholstery, and the medium blue is inviting, not industrial. Painted door panels are purely industrial strength, but you do get an interesting insert on each side that holds a map pocket that's at least practical. The instrument panel is simple, with a central speedometer flanked by an oil pressure gauge and ammeter, both of which have a correct period look. The steering wheel is typical of the period with a simple look and a skinny rim, and you should brush up on your shifting for the column-mounted 3-speed transmission. An original AM radio remains in the dash, and a newer rubber mat on the floor, just in case it needs to get back to work.
Ford's 352 cubic inch V8 is a great choice in this pickup, offering plenty of power to get the work done and plenty of performance out on the open road. It's been rebuilt and wears correct Ford Blue so it looks good, but it's not really intended to be a show piece. The good news is that things like the air cleaner, valve covers, and other components are original, so has a very period-correct look overall. Underneath, the chassis is straight and solid, and the list of recent work includes a full front suspension rebuild, fresh brakes, and a new dual exhaust system with stock style mufflers that are mellow but nice to listen to on the highway. Newer 235/75/15 blackwall radials proudly wear standard Ford hubcaps that add to the working-class look.
Despite millions being built, these are some of the less common trucks today. With collectors catching on that old trucks are great fun, this one probably won't last long. Call today!
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