Ford truck people went back to the drawing board five years after the F-1’s debut, this time shelling out a reported $30 million on what arguably represented Detroit's earliest application of an ergonomic study ‒ at least as far as truck development history is concerned. The result was the F-100, a milestone pickup if there ever was one. The most popular and unique year of this generation Ford is the 1956 model, as this was the only year of this generation that had a wrap-around windshield. Stunning in its looks and uniqueness when compared to earlier models, people can spot a ’56 from a block away.
Starting with a visually appealing truck, the restoration and attention to detail on the build of this pro-touring “big-window” just gets better and better. A 505hp LS7 engine mated to a 4L70E automatic transmission provides an impressive power foundation. Underneath, there’s a boxed frame with a Newman Car Creations all-Corvette suspension, carbon-fiber driveshaft and half shafts, tilt hood and exhaust by Lemon Headers. The rear fenders are widened by 2-1/2” and the laser-straight all-original steel body is covered in beautiful maroon paint. It also has rounded door corners and a custom rear bumper. The entire truck has been soundproofed with Dynamat. The custom interior features Ron Francis Wiring, a Kenwood stereo with Garmin GPS, stock dash with gauge cluster redone by Redline, an Ididit chrome tilt steering column, Vintage Air, Eldorado leather 6-way power seats, and electric seats, windows and door locks. This custom pickup rides on 18” Billet Specialties wheels.
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.