VERY CLEAN, ORIGINAL 302 V8, NICE INTERIOR, GREAT CLASSIC LOOK, THESE DONT LAST!
We often wonder how it's possible that some of the vintage pickups have survived so well, but we already know this 1971 Ford F-100 Sport Custom is too nice to ever be used as everyday tool. Still in the correct shade of black, its laser straight body, 302 V8, and upgraded factory air make this an easy decision in the vintage truck world.
Body panels fresh out of the press don't look this good, which tells us there has been some serious time and/or cash in making sure it stays superior after 45 years in the world. But you do expect that out of a Ford F-100 in the upper level Sport Custom package. These carried more trim than some of the Ford cars of the days, and they looked particularly premium directly from the factory. Today all those pieces are still in place and intact, including the wide grille, chrome bumpers, and dual trim strips that run the entire length of the pickup. But, there's also no mistaking those upgraded bold Cragar wheels. You see all of this so well because the truck wears its factory-correct shade of Raven Black, with the same kind of luster that makes this truck as polished as the day it was delivered new to Ford's Atlanta district.
The factory stock look continues inside, but with a few enhancements that you will feel more than you see. For example, the gray cloth bench has the right kind of factory weave, but you'll enjoy this so much more than a vinyl seat on the first warm day you hop into this F-100. And speaking of warm days, this one also has a new air conditioning compressor and has been upgraded to modern R-134a, so you can feel as cool and comfortable as you want in this vintage pickup. The original dash is nicely preserved, with everything in place, plus an upgrade to a newer AM/FM cassette stereo. The driver gets the cool-looking original wide horizontal readouts, and everything works as they should. Because this is the premium end of the F-Series, Ford even added a few burled walnut appliques for an interesting touch of sophistication.
Just as specified on the VIN, there is the optional 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood. It gave these Fords very respectable power, and this one gets the job done even better with an upgrade to a four-barrel carburetor. It still looks quite original right down to the correct blue air cleaner and valve covers. More importantly, the motor runs extremely well, delivering a good wallop of low-end torque with a crisp V8 burble from the twin tailpipes out back. There has been a lot of careful maintenance on this motor that ranges from usual pieces like recent plugs and wires, to a larger items like a new dual master cylinder for the power brakes. As you pour over the pictures you can see plenty of proof that this is an exceptionally clean southern truck, and it has nice driving features like the C4 three-speed automatic, power steering, and front disc brakes that make it very driveable. So you know this is an all-around solid choice for a good looking truck you can enjoy with confidence.
This is the vintage truck with everything you want inside and out, which is why the affordable price is so surprising. The only problem is you're not the only one attracted to this pickup, so you might want to hurry up and call today as these dont last...especially in black!!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Air Conditioning
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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- Body Style
- Pickup Truck
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- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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