Current Mileage – 37,000
Flathead V8 Factory correct 239 Cubic Inch with the adorned chrome V8 emblem in the center of the grille. The truck has the 255 4 speed manual transmission with low first gear.
1953 included many improvements – restyling, expanded cab, stylish new grille, longer hood that flowed into the front fenders. Expanded the wheel base, long front and rear leaf springs, 6.5’ cargo bed, wider more comfortable seats, sound deadener in the doors, large one piece curved windshield.
This truck spent its life in Indio California serving on a Date Farm. Dan's nephew found the truck in Palm Springs and sold it to Dan’s brother who sold it to Dan. The restoration is of professional grade and is considered frame off. Painted the correct red, the body was stripped and dipped in parts. There is zero rust and zero bondo. The body, bed, and cab are perfect. 15” x 6” Mercury rims with G78 white walls with 53 ford hubs. After market power steering, flat head ford mount kit with a GM power steering pump. This has been in the family for over 25 years.
Seat belts have been installed, maintenance has been regular, tires rotated and driven regularly, oil is always fresh and nothing needs fixed.
The car RUNS & DRIVES GREAT!
This car has been stored in a climate controlled setting every second of its life since in Dan's possession. Zero Rust.
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.