312 V8,TRIPLE CARB, 3SPD ON FLOOR, BIG WINDOW, PREVIOUS CELEBRITY-OWNED,CLEAN!
When it comes to classic trucks, you want two things: vintage looks and rare options. This 1956 Ford F-100 has both and much more. Add in celebrity ownership and a power-backed triple-deuce V8, and you have one of the most distinct vintage pickup deals going today.
It doesn't take much for you to fall in love with this truck. The Ford F-100 is arguably the best-looking post-war pickup, and 1956 tends to be the favorite year. It only gets better when you take a look at the super-slick paintjob that makes the black rival the chrome for shininess in the sunlight. 1956 was the only year for this unique horizontal grille that goes uninterrupted from headlight to headlight. Also, this was the first year for the wraparound windshield. But what you'll really want to take notice of is the optional big wraparound rear window – an exceptionally rare find today. Plus, it wouldn't be a cool vintage pickup without a real wood truck bed, whitewalls, and steelie wheels with bright factory covers. In fact, this one is such a standout that Wayne Carini of the show Chasing Classic Cars was a proud former owner of this pickup.
While the exterior gives few hints to the hot rod lifestyle, the custom interior is a bit more obvious. It starts with the aggressive red that looks like hot lava when viewed through the exterior black paint. The bench seat is vastly more comfortable than anything that came out of the '50s. It has been upgraded to a later modern comfortable cloth setup that now includes a fold-down armrest for individual comfort. There's an overhead console for gauges, and your steering wheel is now the grippy NK4 model borrowed from later Chevrolets. And that wood grip on the shifter is just begging for your right hand.
The engine bay does a great job of uniting this truck's color scheme and looking aggressive, too. The black painted fender walls draw all your focus to the red block of the 312 cubic-inch V8. And those Thunderbird valve covers remind you that while the Y-block was available in the F-100 for '56, you had to have the top dog T-bird if you wanted a something this large. And more than just an upgrade in displacement, you have more go-fast goodies like the Edelbrock intake and the iconic three air toppers of the Bendix triple-deuce carb setup. This means you get nice power from the V8 and a sweet rumble from the glasspack-style dual exhaust. Best of all you're in complete control of it all thanks to the three-speed manual transmission.
This is the kind of classic that will draw in a crowd all on its own... and then you get to tell them about the Carini connection! This is truly a standout vintage pickup, and if you hurry, it can all be yours.Call now!
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