For Sale: 1961 Ford E100 in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars Houston showroom is excited to offer this unique, and very cool Omaha Orange 1961 Ford Econoline pickup. Built by a reputable builder in the Denver, Colorado area, this 1961 Econoline was built with drivability and performance in mind. This beauty is powered by a potent 307 CID V8 engine, which is equipped with a newly installed Holley Terminator-X fuel injection setup, ceramic coated shorty headers, and dual exhausts with stainless steel mufflers. It's kept cool by a large aluminum radiator, which is outfitted with a Spal electric fan. A 200R4 4-speed automatic slushbox handles the gear changes that send the power out back to the Corvette IRS rear end. In addition to the independent rear suspension, the front suspension was replaced with a fully adjustable Heidts setup, with tubular upper and lower control arms. This nifty truck's engine has also been moved backward from the original location, thanks to a custom boxed frame, thus giving it a near mid-engine layout. While having the engine so far back might make one think it's a corner-carver, it's not quite there yet - its center of gravity is a bit high for that; but it definitely handles better than most drivers are going to want to go, should they decide to explore its outer limits. The Heidts front suspension setup also allows for the use of power rack and pinion steering, so it's definitely easy to guide through the corners. It also stops well, thanks to its power 4-wheel disc brakes and meaty radial tires: sized 195/70R14's in front and 245/60R15's out back. Once you've finished exploring all of the slick (and subtle) custom touches outside, you'll be itching to get inside. When you open the doors, you can't help but noticing how smoothly the doors latch and unlatch, and how crisply they close thanks to the Audi door latches that were installed. New weatherstripping and window felts keep things sealed (and quiet), so that occupants can enjoy the creature comforts inside. The interior has been well fitted with virtually all the creature comforts you could want in a truck like this, including heat and air conditioning, auto dimming inside mirror, power outside mirrors, intermittent wipers, iDidit cruise control, overhead console with outside temperature and compass heading, and automatic headlights. There's even a trick kill switch installed (we'll tell you what it is when you buy the truck)! The real smoked glass windows (no window film here!) helps keep the cool in, and heat and prying eyes out. A full set of AutoMeter gauges provide critical information to the driver, and a trans temp gauge is tucked away for the driver's eyes. There are subtle custom touches all over this truck, including the LED taillights, the pinstripe down the sides that subtly hints of the EFI that it's equipped with ("EFI/ME" neatly worked into the pinstripe motif), the custom floor mats that are made of the same material as the carpet (thus blending in unobtrusively while protecting the carpet), and more...looking under the inside engine cover, one can see how far back the engine was moved, and looking into the engine compartment, can see the detail therein. Engine turned aluminum panels "frame" the engine bay and speak to the attention to detail like the hidden inner workings of a fine Swiss automatic watch: one can't see the C�tes de Geneve on their rotors (unless they have an exhibition back), but they're there. One can also see hints of an aircraft motif going as well, looking at the custom touches around the side exhaust outlets, with the polished tips: the word "Hot" is right there in the pinstripe treatment! This 1961 Econoline pickup would make a great vehicle for drivers wanting to take off on a long-haul journey in a classic vehicle, yet who desire the comfort provided by its decidedly non-vintage interior upgrades...or, you could just zip down to the local show and maybe even bring back some trophies! No matter what your plan might be this custom Ford will put a smile on your face. For more information on this 1961 Ford Econoline pickup, to see all the HD pictures and videos of it, copy the URL below, and see it at this direct link: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/show/HOU/1994 . Alternatively, you may also call the showroom at (832) 243-6220 or email us at [email protected] for more info.

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Ford E100
  • Listing ID:CC-1516072
  • Price:$39,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:E100
  • Exterior Color:Orange
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:8337
  • Stock Number:HOU1994
  • VIN:GCCHOU1994

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Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269
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