AS CLEAN AS THEY GET, LOW OWNERSHIP, SOUTHERN TRUCK, 302 V8, 3-SPEED, DUALS!!!
Back in the day, if you wanted a muscle car but needed a truck for work, you could pick and choose your options and end up with something truly cool like this 1971 Ford F-100 pickup. With running gear that would look at home in a Mustang, a glossy black paint job, and a sporty attitude, this truck does more than just haul cargo.
It's subtle with that Raven Black paint job, but it sure looks good doesn't it? You're so used to seeing these in boring '70s colors that the basic black it wears today really stands out. It also looks to have been very nicely refinished by guys who knew their stuff, because the shine is quite good, the gaps are neat, and the thing just has a very well-constructed look about it. It's not perfect, but for a truck that's coming up on its 50th birthday in a few years, there's not much to complain about. Even the bed itself appears to have survived in good shape, with its own coat of high-gloss black that really tells you all you need to know about how nice this truck is. Ford gave the F-100 a lot of brightwork in an attempt to move it upmarket, and things like the bumpers, grille, and side moldings are in great condition. And just dig the woodgraining on the side trim and tailgate! Hard to believe this is the same truck you ignored for all those years, isn't it?
The interior got a few select tricks to help make it stand out, most notably a very nicely trimmed red bench seat. The seat cover looks fantastic, and with plush red carpets on the floor, it feels a lot more luxurious than it should. It's pretty stock, right down to the cool brocade fabric and burled walnut inlays all over the place. The neat oval-shaped instrument panel with the gauges stashed around the perimeter is all original and shows bright markings and needles, and it's still a good way to monitor the engine up front. The original AM radio is still in the middle of the dash with an aftermarket FM tuner installed underneath, just like back in the '70s. You get a commanding view of the road from up in the cab and it's surprisingly comfortable for a vehicle designed to work for a living.
Muscle car-like performance comes from a 302 cubic inch V8 under the hood. With a flat torque curve that's right for a pickup, it moves this shiny black hauler with effortless ease. Dressed like it might have been when it lived in a Mustang, the freshly tuned 5.0 sports chrome valve covers, a factory air cleaner, and Ford Blue engine enamel that really pops against the black paint. Backed by a 3-speed manual transmission with a column shifter, it feels torquey and smooth, and the tight feeling of the truck overall suggests that it was never used for heavy labor. A mellow dual exhaust system features Flowmaster mufflers, so it definitely has the right soundtrack behind it, a nice burble at idle and a bit of a snarl when you really punch it. There are new chrome Ion mags and fresh 245/65/17 Michelin radials to give it a sporty look.
Have your cake and eat it too with this awesome F-100. Fast, smooth, and nicely finished, it's an unusual choice that will stand out. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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