BUILT 351 CLEVELAND MOTOR, TONS OF NEW PARTS, C4 TRANS, SWEET F-100 PICKUP!
This 1976 Ford F100 pickup is certainly an unusual find, especially with that brilliant yellow paint job and a thumping 351 under the hood. With a great color combination and no signs of hard labor in its past, it's a unique opportunity to pick up an often overlooked piece of Ford history.
You've seen other mid-70s Ford pickups clattering and rattling down the interstate, held together with wire and duct tape, but you probably haven't seen one this nice. From the bright yellow paint, which is not quite how the factory did it, to the beautifully refinished stepside bed, this truck has been well maintained and beautifully preserved almost from day one. The stepside bed gives it a very sporting attitude, as if those bulging fenders were there for performance reasons rather than convenience. Finish quality is quite nice, with the yellow paint very effectively covering any bits of the original finish, and we love the way it looks. There's a bit of chrome, including the front bumper, and we especially like the blacked-out grille and smoothed tailgate which give it a semi-custom look. All the weather seals are new, too, so it seals up like a new truck.
The brown interior offers carpets and fabric seat covers that give the F-100 an upscale feel. The upholstery is actually that funky patterned tweed that was so popular in 1970s luxury cars, and it looks extra cool in the working-class pickup cab. Everything remains in outstanding condition with very, very little wear, even the carpets. The column-shifted automatic transmission is a throwback to an earlier era, but it moves through the gears neatly and fits this truck's personality just fine. The options list is light, but that's how it was with pickup trucks in the days before they were luxury cruisers, although the AM/FM/cassette stereo is a welcome upgrade. There's also a LeCarrera steering wheel, full carpets, and a nice-looking set of instruments for the driver, plus some Sunpro auxiliary dials under the dash. A sliding rear window makes it comfortable inside no matter what you're doing, obviating the need for A/C.
Ford's rugged and torquey 351 cubic inch "Cleveland" V8 provides motivation, and it does just as good a job here as it did in the Mustangs of the 1970s. Of course, it's hard to leave a performance-oriented V8 alone, so it wears a new Edelbrock carburetor atop an Edelbrock intake, although both components have been hidden under an open-element air cleaner with a flame pattern on its face. Finned valve covers brighten up the engine bay, and the Ford Blue paint reminds you who built this one every time you open the hood. With a swell of torque and a wonderful sound from the long-tube headers and dual exhaust system, you'll enjoy piloting this big truck as much as any vintage muscle car, and performance is quite good. As you'd expect, the chassis is quite clean, showing only signs of age but not abuse. Four fat 255/70/15 white-letter radials have been fitted to a set of shiny chrome wheels to complete the high-impact look.
For those who appreciate something a little out of the ordinary, while also delivering plenty of performance and fun, this F-100 is for you. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Original Bill of Sale
- Original Warranty Card
- Owner's Manual
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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