1974 Ford F100 Pickup
Legend has it that early on in the history of Ford Motor Company a
noticeable lowercase "e" completed the curl at the back of the
cursive F on the Ford name. Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison both had
winter estates in Ft. Meyers, Florida, and shared ideas and cigars.
One Idea that would make Ford a real innovator was the concept of
the assembly line. This original idea came from Edison, and in
deference to him and his idea, Henry Ford honored him in his early
logo with that "e" on the curl, and as they say the rest is
For consignment a worker truck which has been restored a bit,
driven a bit, worked a bit, and enjoyed a lot. Our consigner has
plenty of mechanical work, the previous owner was a body shop man
so that's been all addressed and repainted, and now a nice example
from 1974 that can be reliably driven and used on a daily basis if
you wanted to.
A nice use of two tone blue and white, play different parts on this
truck with blue being on the roof and running rearward on the
bottom of the cap. Also seen in this beautiful blue on the sides
from just below the belt line to the bottom. White then takes over
and floods the hood doors above the belt line and top off the rear
cap. Chrome is all nice and straight with no dimpling, presenting
shiny and mirror like. On back more two tone interplay with that
white above the beltline stripe continuing, and the blue below but
knockout some of the blue on the tailgate all in white for the F O
R D badge. Lowering this gate reveals a rubber lined bed, white
interior, and a white painted interior to the cap, with no runs,
drops, or leaks. A large diamond plate rear bumper is now attached
all rechromed and looking fab, as do the dual side pipes which peek
out just before the rear wheel wells. 15-inch polished wheels are
on all 4 corners, and nice raised white letter Cooper Discoverer
Radial LT like new tires (31x10.5X15LT's) are wrapping these shiny
A large bench seat with tuck and roll broadcloth inside panels in
gray, and vinyl bolsters in dark blue can be seen stretching form
door panel to door panel. Doors are original and have tuck and roll
vinyl, also in gray broadcloth and some blue molded vinyl and a
long storage pouch below. Seats and door panels show some slight
dirt and seats have minor wrinkling, but nothing out of ordinary
use over time. Looking to the dash we see a wonderful warm patina
instrument cluster, a look that only age can give. Some wood
applique accents chromed bezeled rectangular instruments. The
original steering wheel is in front. Below floats nice blue carpet,
with some floor mats above. A black vinyl headliner hangs above
with some ripples and sagging and the obligatory gun rack is seen
mounted in the rear window.
A 351M V8 is now under the hood. Our consigner states that some
serious mechanical work has been performed such as a new
carburetor, wires belts and hoses, intake gaskets, exhaust
manifolds, new master cylinder, a coolant flush, and new
alternator. A single 2-barrel carburetor is atop, and a C6 3-speed
automatic transmission is on back with a Ford 9-inch rear axle.
Underneath we see such goodies as a new Dana 44 front axle, new
front springs, radius arm bushings, steering damper and new rear
axle seals and bearings. We too can note a stainless-steel exhaust.
For the front suspension is radius arm and coil springs, and leaf
springs for the rear. Power drum brakes are on all 4 corners and
are now sporting new lines. Some road dirt is noted underneath, but
only from solid usage over time.
This nicely preserved, and well-maintained truck lights right up
and runs like a champ. Able to accelerate nicely, handles smoothly
with no wandering, straight bias free braking, and a good cruiser
at highway speeds.
This classic is ready for more work if you want to do it, or more
showing if you are so inclined to do that. The beneficiary of a
previous owner being a body man, and this owner being meticulous on
the mechanical maintenance end, and we have a winner, the 1974 Ford
F-100 Ranger XLT trimmed pickup, two tone and looking great.
Y-360ci V8 2bbl
C-Ontario, CA Assy Plant
U-02740-1974 Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.