Vehicle Description

Don't look now, but these handsome Ford F-Series pickups like this 1969 Ford F-100 Ranger are becoming valuable driver-grade haulers and legitimate collectors' items today. We can't seem to keep them in stock, and while it took a while for them to catch up to their Chevy competition, they represent a great way to get some vintage iron for not a lot of cash.

Of course, the biggest problem with collecting old pickups is finding the clean ones. You know, the ones that haven't been beaten, used to push a plow, or just ignored while tools beat up their beds. Fortunately, this F-100 seems to have been treated fairly well for most of its life, so the bodywork is in solid order and the truck as a whole doesn't feel all used up. The classic Code T Red paint job is a driver-grade finish done not long ago, and it recalls the glory days of early working-class pickups, and this one has a vintage presence about it that makes it look right at home out by the barn. It was repainted on a budget, so it's not a show piece, but it still shows very well in person and a professional cut-and-buff might even elevate up a notch or two. The Ranger grille is shiny, the front bumper and brightwork are new pieces, and it must have been a real challenge to find a tailgate that straight and presentable. And speaking of the tailgate, the long-wheelbase bed's in good shape and is protected with a spray-in black bedliner to let you know it doesn't mind working to earn its keep.

Working class accommodations don't have to be crude, and the comfortable interior was finished back to stock, highlighted by the comfortable black bench seat. Today it's protected by a traditional pleated vinyl seat cover that gives it a familiar look and is actually rather luxurious and supportive. A removable matching center console features a couple of cup holders at the front, and a new set of seatbelts help in the safety department. Durable black vinyl matting on the floor means clean up takes seconds and that handsome 3-spoke steering wheel really dresses things up inside. The gauges offer an array of instruments to watch the engine, all surrounded in a stylish factory bezel, with an auxiliary unit tucked away below. The original AM/FM radio is long gone, swapped in favor of the AM/FM/Cassette unit that's in the dash now, and it powers tunes through the speakers in the doors. Simple and to the point inside, this Ford LWB truck is a great place to spend some time.

Ford trucks got their own line of engines, with the 460 cubic inch V8 "Lima" engine having the largest capacity of the bunch (7.5L), and they were a popular choice for those that wanted the biggest of the big blocks. It's quite neatly dressed in the engine bay, with a correct Ford Blue on the block itself, a blacked-out Edelbrock air cleaner, along with matching Ford Blue valve covers, just like you'd see in 1969. The motor fires to life with ease thank to an MSD coil and runs incredibly well, and both power front disc brakes and sporty shocks, bushings, and springs are part of the package, so you can drive this truck daily if you feel like it but it'll be hard to keep your foot off the loud pedal once you feel all that torque. Long-tube headers help the engine breather, and the exhaust sounds fantastic thanks to a set of Flowmaster mufflers. The chassis is quite solid, with signs of maintenance throughout the years, evidence that this truck was purely transportation and not a workhorse. It has just the right stance to look sporty, which is surely enhanced by the slick bullet-hole chrome wheels wearing 275/60/15 Hankook white-letter radials.

The market has definitely noticed these trucks, and this red long-bed beauty is about as solid as they come. Trucks this dialed-in don't tend to last long with us. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1421266
  • Price:$23,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:58898
  • Stock Number:4388-DFW
  • VIN:F10YKE71268