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For Sale: 1953 Ford F100 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

When it comes to 'old school cool', it doesn't get much better than a tricked-out pickup. Comfortably accommodating two passengers, and boasting the coveted ability to haul anything from a building block to a big block, these fabled workhorses combine the best characteristics of a flashy coupe with the straight up utility of a commercial truck. And, in ultimate homage to golden age Detroit design, they seem to ALWAYS look great! Wrapping clean Italian Leather and a smooth 302/4-speed powertrain in lust worthy aesthetics, this impressive Ford is one of the nicest Effies on the market. And if you're looking for an urbane head turner that mixes timeless style with killer performance, it's a solid stake for your next street rod!


Fully sorted and ready to roll, this super cool pickup recently received a ground-up, nut-and-bolt restoration that, completed in the Summer of 2019, earned the truck Ultimate 10 honors at the F-100 Supernationals. As you can tell from our high-resolution photos, that first class build is highlighted by a smooth coat of glossy Ford Toreador Red Metallic 2-stage. Under that high quality pigment, an all-steel fuselage joins solid panels with a new, Walnut-lined bed. And that massaged profile centers excellent alignment under bright reflections that bounce off Kansas-flat surfaces.

Naturally, this Ford's professional rebuild includes a roster of tasteful details. At the front of the truck, a chromed grille hangs modern headlights between a mirrored bumper and quite possibly the coolest Ford emblem ever created. Above that grille, a rolled hood floats clean "FORD F-100" scripts in front of stylish mirrors, polished wipers and fresh glass. At the sides of that hood, the truck's sweeping profile founds polished door handles and a factory fuel filler above painted running boards. And at the back of those boards, a second mirrored bumper reflects clean lights and polished tailgate hardware.


Check the Toreador Red Metallic engine bay and you'll find 302 cubic inches of proven Ford power that was professionally assembled by the folks at Roanoke, Virginia's Terry Walters Precision Engines. At the top of the storied mill, a polished air cleaner funnels wind into a coated Holley 4-barrel, which drops a precise mixture of air and fossils into a spry Edelbrock Performer intake. That intake is bolted to aluminum Roush heads, which balance tasteful valve covers and a polished Ford Racing breather opposite a roller cam, roller lifters and roller rockers. Fires are lit by an aftermarket distributor, which sequences spark between an MSD 6AL box and loomed Accel Super Stock plug wires. Pliable V-belts spin a polished AC compressor opposite a modern alternator. Cooling comes courtesy of a big KKS Motorsports radiator, which fronts a large electric puller fan. Ample lubrication is provided by a deep-sump oil pan, which, like the rest of the motor, is decked in traditional Ford Blue skin. And it all adds up to 370 dyno-proven horsepower!


Judging by appearance, this classic spent most of its blue-collar life living clean and working hard. So, when the time came for rebirth, the truck was a prime candidate for thorough modernization. Nowhere is that theme more evident than under the skin. The dressed 302 sends power to a proven A0D 4-speed, which spins a trusty Currie 9-inch that's finished with 3.73 gears and a locking differential. That smooth drivetrain pushes a nicely upgraded rear-clip that features Total Cost Involved springs. Tracking is provided by a Total Cost Involved Mustang II front-clip, which follows power rack-and-pinion steering with tubular control arms. Quick stops are a cinch thanks to retrofitted power front disc and rear drum brakes. At the center of the floor, aluminized exhaust makes excellent use of throaty turbo mufflers. And at the corners of the chassis, chromed US Mags Ramblers twist 235/65R17 Blacklion Voracio H/Ts in front of 245/60R18 Blacklion Voracio H/Ts.


When you pop this pickup's doors, you'll find a comfortable cockpit that wraps modern GTO buckets in premium Italian leather. Opposite those power-operated thrones, a painted dash hangs Dakota Digital VHX telemetry beside Vintage Air conditioning. At the base of that dash, a custom console props modern Pioneer audio on clean carpet that's fashioned around attractive Lokar pedals. At the edges of that rug, custom side panels front convenient power door locks and tight power windows. And in front of the driver, a polished and wood-rimmed steering wheel laps a tilting Ididit column.

Both alluring and practical, this awesome Ford is a tastefully refined take on the enduring concept of the American pickup truck. Combining top-notch craftsmanship with proven mechanicals, it presents the rare opportunity to land a show stopping classic that easily doubles as a sorted weekend cruiser. Don't miss your chance to claim this awesome custom!


National award-winning F100 that's the product of a detailed, frame-off restoration

Professionally built 302 cubic inch Ford V8 / 370 dyno-proven horsepower

Ford A0D 4-speed automatic transmission

Currie 9-inch rear axle / Locking differential / 3.73 gears

Modern air conditioning

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Power front disc and rear drum brakes

Total Cost Involved Mustang II front suspension / Total Cost Involved rear leaf springs

Custom Italian Leather interior / Modern audio

All-steel body / Ford Toreador Red Metallic paint

17 and 18-inch U.S. Mags Rambler wheels

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1303760
  • Price:$112,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Toreador Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:23
  • Stock Number:136618
  • VIN:F10D3H14368

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