There's no denying it, the classic truck market is extremely
strong. And with new trucks topping nearly $90,000 easy, it makes
classics like this '73 Ford an absolute steal. But make no mistake,
this 1973 Ford F-100 is flat out ready for the street or strip. To
start, the truck been lowered 4" in the front and 6" in the rear
for a much more modern look, but it also is powered by a strong
Ford 351 Windsor that cranks out over 400hp. Watch the video of it
firing up and you'll agree, this isn't your normal Ford farm
From behind the wheel you'll appreciate the B&M shifter that controls the Ford AOD 4-speed automatic with an electronic overdrive that allows you to drop into the passing gear extremely easy. The truck's paint isn't perfect, it has a few blemishes here and there and a few small bubbles on the driver's door, but overall its in great shape. Not to mention it's sitting on brand new 17" US Mags one-piece cast aluminum wheels with black centers and a polished lip all of which is wrapped in brand new kuhmo tires.
Built 351 Windsor - Approximately 400 - 450hp.
4-speed Ford AOD electronic overdrive transmission
4" Front drop by DJM lowered dream beam I-beams
6" Rear drop with crown suspension flip kit
Ford 9" with Strange 3.73 posi rear gear.
Brand new drop shocks
World Product heads
Crower valve springs
Edelbrock intake and carburetor
Mallory Electronic ignition
Street Terminator valve body
Functional line lock
Repainted in original Ford white
Bench seat removed and replaced with Bucket seats
10-gallon fuel tank moved back to bed
Electric fuel pump
Power Brakes with front disc
Rear window replaced with sliding rear glass
LED lights throughout w/ Oracle halo headlights
Truck has not been c-notched, but lowered shocks and helper spring keeps rear stiff and doesn't bottom out at all.
Checkmate custom fiberglass Tonneau cover w/ carbon fiber wrap
Documentation includes original owner's manual and three ring binder with over $17,000 in parts.
Pick of the Day is a like-new Ford F100
Purchased from grandfather, vintage pickup finally is heading to a well-deserved retirement
Brothers like to build, and now there’s a dad-and-daughter project in the works, too
Hand-me-down from uncle to nephew is in original and running condition
The yellow-and-maroon paint scheme may not be to everyone’s liking, but the seller of the Pick of the Day, a 1956 Ford F-100, notes that the pickup is a “very original” fat-fender example
My oldest son, Rob, and I purchased an old farm truck that had almost as much rust as it did clean metal.
Let’s say you are buying your dream car, and you really can’t decide between the classic look of an old truck, or a modern muscle car.
So, what do you think is the fastest-growing segment of car collectors? European sports cars? Rare muscle cars? Classics?
An upcoming exhibit tracing the history of Ford F-Series pickup trucks since 1948, announced for January by LeMay seemed like a good jumping-off point for today’s Pick of the Week.