DAGWOOD/BLONDIE THEMED LWB, HAND-PAINTED, 351 V8, AUTO, PWR FRNT DISC, PS, A/C!!
This 1964 Ford F-100 is all about fun. I could tell you all about its specs and its hauling capabilities, but the truth is, the guy who put this together had a great time doing it and nothing else in our showroom, regardless of price, makes people smile like this pickup. If you like your vehicles a little off-beat but very hip, this is your truck.
It's possible that the blue paint on this truck is original, and if it's not, it's pretty old. Is it the original color? Who cares? It doesn't matter anymore, because it's wearing hand-painted murals on both sides and the tailgate, all showing off Dagwood Bumstead from the famous comic strip "Blondie." You may remember that Dagwood was the perpetual sandwich-eating goof-off who somehow landed a hottie wife, and he's immortalized here doing what he does best. The artwork is quite faithful to the comic strip look and gives the truck a wonderful old-school vibe that goes with rockabilly music, T-shirts with cigarette packs in the sleeves, and slicked-back hair. There's more artwork on the tailgate and Blondie's face is on the hood, tying it all together neatly. Details like the painted grille and bumpers go with the white roof, firmly keeping the truck's look in-period, and the bed has just the right look for something like this: beat up, worn, but not ruined, so it still works as a pickup and doesn't ever seem to be trying too hard.
The interior is just as whimsical as the exterior, keeping the Ford's basic simplicity and trucky durability, and adding some fun. The seat cover is a familiar and time-tested addition that works well here, and it's actually quite comfortable for longer hauls, too. Black carpet is the floor covering of choice, sticking with the low-maintenance theme, and the original Ford gauges cover the basics only, nothing more. A fat three-spoke steering wheel on a tilt column is not quite what you'd expect, but it actually works in the overall theme, adding an old-school hot rod vibe. Overhead the headliner is composed almost entirely of stickers gathered from everywhere and anywhere, a theme that continues onto the top of the dashboard. Shockingly, this sucker has fully functional A/C tucked in there, strongly suggesting that it was built to drive and that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
The substance of the matter is a 351 cubic inch V8 living under the hood, which makes this old pickup feel a lot more sprightly than expected. It's not detailed and shiny, but boy does this sucker run! Flames have been painted on the air cleaner just for effect but the rest is designed for ease of maintenance and long-term durability. A 4-barrel carburetor makes the horsepower and you'll note that it's upgraded with a big alternator, a new dual master cylinder with power assist, and power steering, all of which make this truck easy to drive every day. It's linked to a C6 3-speed automatic transmission and a heavy-duty rear end, and the burbling dual exhaust system sounds just about right for a truck that looks like this. Lots of new parts, including fresh brake lines and shocks, mean that this is more than the beater it appears to be, and handsome red steelies with hubcaps and staggered 185/70/15 front and 255/70/15 rear BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall radials add the perfect finishing touch.
This is pure fun on wheels, a cool cruiser that will stand out more than any six-figure build ever could, and still works well as a truck. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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