This vehicle has been sold

For Sale: 1953 Ford F100 in La Jolla, California

$24,900 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

PRICE REDUCED. This is a BEAUTIFUL RESTORED BLACK 1953 FORD F100 SHORT-BED V8 AUTOMATIC. Clean California car. Fresh high quality paint job in gloss black, fresh beautiful black leather interior. New varnished wood. New rubbers and glasses. Smells like new leather from inside. V8 Engine. Automatic. Clean CA Title. Plates good till December 2018. Many new parts. Lots of power and a great sound. Power Steering and Brakes. Countless hours and high quality parts were invested to get the car the way it is today.

In the following description I tried to describe this car as detailed and honest as possible. Please contact me for any additional questions that you may have. PLEASE WATCH THE 5 MINUTE HD VIDEO FOR MORE DETAILS! CLICK ON SECOND PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO!

Body and Paint:

California Car with great solid body. Doors and hood line up well. In 2018 the truck was painted in gloss black. They really did a beautiful high quality paint job. Please see all photos and the video. It looks even better when you see it in real life. This car really deserves to be called a “headturner”. To me this is by far the best color for a classic truck. Just beautiful!

- Body in gloss black.

- Grill in gloss black.

- Front bumper in gloss black.

- Rear bumper in gloss black.

- Emblems and other parts in chrome.

- New step-sides protected with truck bed cover.

- Inside walls of truck bed protected with truck bed cover.

- Metal bars on truck bed painted in gloss black.

- Dashboard painted in gloss black.

- Door panels painted in gloss black.

- Rims painted in beige.


Ford Windsor V8 Engine. Fires right up and runs great.

This engine was rebuilt about one year ago before the paint job was done.

All Gauges work on speedometer.

Has a great full sound and lots of power. Tire spin first and second gear if you give it full throttle.



Carburetor was recently rebuilt by carburetor shop and works great.

New Chrome Air Filter.


Cooling system:

New radiator and fan was installed when engine was rebuilt. Fan turns on when engine reaches certain temperature.


Automatic Transmission:

C4 Transmission shifts through all gears smoothly.


Dual Exhaust System with chrome ends.

Great Sound.


275 Hankook Tires

Nice beige rims

Chrome Rings

Ford Chrome caps.


Steering System

Original Ford Steering wheel.

Power Steering.


Entire Interior was beautifully, profesionally done in 2018 (See all photos and video for details).

New black leather bench.

Black seatbelts.

Kick Panels in black leather.

Side panels painted in gloss black.

Black carpet nicely done.

Black carpet around rear window and headliner.

New Sun Visors in black leather.

Dash is all original in steel.

New glovebox.

Many more parts were installed and much more work was done…



Battery is good.

New kill switch installed on battery box.

Blinker switch installed.

Headlights and high beams work.

Rear Lights work.

Brake lights work.

Radio below the dashboard (nothing was cut). No speakers were installed after interior was redone. Personally I prefer the original look and I thought I leave it up to the new owner to install a sound system or not.




Door locks on both side were installed by locksmith.

One key works perfectly for both sides.

Truck bed:

Truck bed newly done with original wooden beams (not with plywood).

Newly varnished in May 2018.

Chrome and emblem parts:

New Chrome front original V8 emblem.

New Chrome Hood emblem.

New Chrome V8 F100 side emblems.

New Chrome side mirrors.

New Chrome door handles.

New Chrome windshield wipers.

Many more parts replaced with new parts.


Window glass and rubbers:

New Windshield glass.

New windshield rubber.

Side windows (small and big) good.

New rear window glass.

New rear window rubber.

New door rubbers/ weather-strips.

Many more parts replaced with new parts.

Windows open and close perfectly.



Clean CA title in my name. All fees paid till December 2018. See second to last photo for vin and title information.


General information about this make and model:

The Ford F100 from 1953 till 1956 is the second generation of the Ford F-Series. The Ford F-Series was redesigned by Ford for 1953 with a more integrated look. The pickups also obtained their widely familiar names: The F-1 now became the F-100, the F-2 and F-3 now became the F-250, and the F-4 now became the 1-ton F-350. Optional interior amenities were new, including a dome light, lighter, arm rests, sun visors and a radio. On March 13, 1953, the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission became an option.

The second generation seems to be the most desired body style for collectors and enthusiasts. The short bed style is the most valuable version, V8 automatic is also the most desired option (based on selling prices). It is very hard to find a restored 1953 Ford F100 in gloss black. I consider the value of at least $40K (as of May 2018).


I tried my best to describe this car as detailed and honest as possible. This car is sold as is. All classic cars, regardless of age, mileage or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1090591
  • Price:$24,900 (OBO)
  • Location:La Jolla, California
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:500
  • VIN:F10R3R14027
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive