292 Y-BLOCK V8, 4 SPD MANUAL TRANS, LOTS OF NEW/REBUILT PARTS, VERY CLEAN F100!
If you grew up in a rural area, chances are a truck very much like this 1964 Ford F100 was working on a farm near you. But this is no ordinary truck simply by virtue of the high-quality restoration it enjoyed just a few years ago, making it far nicer than most of its siblings and a model you just don't see all that often.
With a certain working-class charm, this plain Ford pickup attracts a lot of attention mostly because of what it isn't. It hasn't been modified, lowered, chopped, or given a wild paint job. Instead, it wears all-original sheetmetal that has been nicely restored to factory specs (well, OK, they weren't this nice in 1964) and covered in gleaming Raven Black paint. Simple lines contrast with the bed's rear fenders, and there are a few flashes of chrome to make it look sleek. It wasn't built to be pretty, it was built to work, and that's where its appeal lies, mostly because tools rarely look this good. There's a bit of chrome, including the grille and bumpers, as well as the stainless trim along the sides, which also include red inserts to really set it off. Big FORD block letters on the tailgate leave no secret about what kind of truck this is, and dual side mirrors make it comfortable in today's traffic. And speaking of the tailgate, the cargo bay of this truck has been finished with a drop-in bed liner that means it can still work hard and you don't have to worry about scuffing a perfectly restored bed.
It's simple inside, too, but Ford took the time to make it inviting and comfortable. The bench seat looks soft and wears a fresh two-tone red and black vinyl seat cover that uses funky patterns and materials that are right at home in this truck. Rubber mats on the floor were designed with muddy boots in mind, and the plain steel dash has been painted red and black to tie it all together. And talk about basic! The instrument panel has just a single round gauge, the speedometer, with smaller auxiliary gauges and warning lights around its perimeter. The big steering wheel gives you plenty of leverage, and with a 4-speed attached to a Hurst shifter, it drives quite well around town. A factory AM radio still lives in the dash and it still works like it should, and there's a heater/defroster unit powerful enough to drive you right out of the cab on a winter day. The only things that weren't here in 1964 are the seat belts, but nobody will argue those are a bad idea.
The engine in this rugged truck is the 292 cubic inch "Y-block" V8 engine. A nice step up over the standard inline-six, it gives the truck a great V8 sound and plenty of pep around town. Instantly recognizable with its wrap-around exhaust manifolds, it has been fully rebuilt and drives extremely well. Check out the heavy-duty air cleaner atop the 2-barrel carburetor, the bright orange valve covers, and the massive radiator up front. The rebuilt 4-speed transmission shifts easily and includes a new clutch, and even though brakes are manual drums, it stops with a reassuring confidence thanks to a full rebuild about 1000 miles ago. It does show some signs of being driven underneath, but there's no doubt this has always been a clean, solid truck that lived someplace warm and dry. New wheels were just installed and carry fat 235/70/15 BFGoodrich radials that fill the fenders quite nicely.
A neat Ford truck that drives as great as it looks. You'll never find another one this nice, making the price a screaming bargain. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Transmission Spec
- Muncie M20
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