For Sale: 1968 Ford F100 in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Don't look now, but handsome Ford F-Series 'Bumpside' pickups like this 1968 Ford F-100 Custom Cab long bed are quickly becoming valuable, high-end drivers and legitimate collector-grade pieces. 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. With a gorgeous Wimbledon White-and-Peacock Blue paint job, a comfortable interior, powerful 360 V8 engine, and a host of provenance, it's one of the best, well-rounded Ford trucks we've ever featured. The early 5th generation Ford F-Series pickups have always been the most valuable of the bunch, and this gorgeous long bed is a fine example of Big Blue at its best.

The biggest problem with collecting old pickups is finding truly solid and clean examples, and quite frankly, we can't remember the last time we saw an original long bed this dialed-in. Long-bed workhorses in particular were rode hard and put up wet in their day, some were used to push a plow, or just ignored while tools beat up their beds. Fortunately, this F-100 Custom Cab seems to have been treated fairly well for most of its life, so the bodywork is in very solid order and the truck as a whole doesn't feel used up at all. The classic Wimbledon White and Peacock Blue paint job is a top driver-grade finish that was completed not long ago, and it recalls the glory days of early working-class pickups - with a vintage presence about it that makes it look right at home out by the barn, or on a Saturday night pulling up for diner at a fancy restaurant. It was repainted by professionals but has been driven and enjoyed ever since, so it's not a show piece, but it still shows incredibly well in person and a professional cut-and-buff might even elevate up a notch or two. The bright aluminum grille is nice and shiny (the '67-'69 grilles are by far the most desirable and hard to replace), the bumpers are likely newer reproduction pieces that shine up bright, and the rest of the brightwork (including the hard-to-find profile trim) was polished brilliantly and provides the perfect contrast to the light, two-tone finish. Take a look at how straight and practically dent-free the inside of the bed is, further proof that this F-100 has been babied since new, and it was coated with color-matched spray-in bedliner that will protect the sheetmetal forever and allow the next owner to use this truck, well, like a truck.

Working class accommodations don't have to be crude, and the comfortable interior was finished mostly back to stock, highlighted by the comfortable black bench seat. Today it's protected by a traditional pleated black vinyl seat cover that gives it a familiar look and is actually rather luxurious and supportive. Simple steel door panels feature new hardware and matching black arm rests, fresh black carpets line the floors and are further protected with Ford vinyl floormats, and a new black dash pad was installed over the beautifully repainted dashboard. Speaking of that dashboard, it's in excellent shape as well, with lots of bright accents and clear, crisp factory gauges in front of the driver, while the factory steering wheel was restored and is punctuated by a chrome horn ring and center cap that looks fantastic. The original AM/FM radio is long gone, swapped in favor of a retro-style AM/FM/AUX unit that's in the dash now, and it powers tunes through the custom speaker boxes stacked just below. There's no A/C (typical of working-class haulers from this era, but the heat/defrost unit will sweat you out on a cold winter's day. Simple and straight to the point inside, this Ford LWB truck is a great place to spend some time.

Ford trucks got their own line of engines, and the Code Y 360 cubic inch V8 engine under the hood of this beauty was a popular choice for those that wanted big, yet manageable power and torque. It's quite neatly dressed in the engine bay, with a correct Ford Blue on the valve covers and block itself, and an original snorkeled air cleaner complete with correct '360' decals - just like you'd see in 1968. The motor fires to life with ease thanks to an upgraded alternator, and with the help of a stock 2-barrel carburetor it runs incredibly well, and although there are no power options this truck is still very easy to handle out on the road. Stock exhaust manifolds feed into an upgraded exhaust system with a chambered muffler that sounds exactly like it should, with just enough rumble to get the driver excited when the pedal is all the way down. The chassis is quite solid, with signs of maintenance throughout the years, further evidence that this truck was purely transportation and not a workhorse, and the smooth-shifting 3-speed manual transmission spins a virtually indestructible Ford 9-inch rear end out back. Even with that long body it has just the right stance to look sporty, and we absolutely love the traditional white steelies adorned with proper Ford chrome hubcaps and meaty 235/75/15 radials all around.

The collector's market has definitely noticed these Ford trucks, and this dialed-in, long-bed beauty is about as solid and clean as they come. Trucks this gorgeous and well-sorted don't tend to last long with us, and this one has a leg up on the competition with its great provenance: an original bill of sale, original warranty card, original owner's manual, and a stack of build receipts and maintenance records. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Ford F100
  • Listing ID: CC-1642210
  • Price: $29,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Peacock Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:2107
  • Stock Number:6969-ATL
  • VIN:F10YCD31558
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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