For Sale: 1953 Ford F100 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1953 Ford F100 Pickup

In recent years there has definitely been an uptick in older pickups becoming more and more fashionable. There is something attractive about those 1950 big grilles, curved hoods, and wide fenders. Plus, the entire work genre has "picked up" wildly in popularity due to special interest businesses using these vehicles as promotion tools. Certainly, eye-catching, and reflecting the old guard's hard work ethic in their design, they are not just for work anymore.

This hay hauler turned orange dream is about as close to a resto-mod and street rod as you can get without actually putting it in the category of either. However, I'm going out on a limb and save for the modern suspension, wildly low front ride height and killer Ford 351ci V8 engine the original hauler look and charm has been retained. This truck has the "chutzpah" to be a go-er and a show-er.

Having benefited from frame off rebuild at some time in the past we see retina searing orange paint covering the bulbous undulating body of this 1953 Ford F100. Gaps are well minded and the paint has been applied with a deep end of the pool finish on the steel and fiberglass body. A body matching roll pan leads the way down below the easily recognized orange grille assembly. Single headlights flank the grille and the pontoon fenders meet up with the bulbous hood to provide a mouthlike surround. The door handles have been shaved and the only signs of chrome on the body are the headlight bezels, wiper arms and antenna button. What little chrome there is remains all bright and shiny, looking just as good as new. The bed is rebuilt and adorned with oak flooring and steel sides with canted outward tops. 18 and 20-inch Vision wheels wrapped in low profile blackwall rubber with 245/45ZR17's up front and larger than life 255/35ZR20's in the rear. I'm truly moved, but I'm just standing here looking at this baby.

A mixture of black vinyl and orange steel make up the fully restored door panels. Black vinyl stylish embossments make up the bulk of this panel and are dressed with a chrome door release, chrome window crank and padded armrest. A near perfect bench seat in more black velour broadcloth looks forward to a polished tilt steering column and orange painted metal dash. We can see new VDO gauges within the metal eyebrow, which have white faces and neat black fonts in chrome bezels which are as shiny as they are cool. A cream leather wrapped LeCarra steering wheel with a central horn button is also noted. Moving across the full metal jacket steel dash our eyes are drawn to the small storage cubby and the aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo from Alpine down below. The headliner and rear of the cab has been covered in black vinyl and below, black carpet with orange and black checkered floor mats covers the floor and is in very good condition.

There is nothing better than looking at a superior finished engine, and the one is no exception in the form of a Ford 351ci Windsor V8. A single 4bbl Edelbrock carbs feed fossils and air through an Edelbrock Performer 351W intake. A 3-speed C6 automatic is on the rear, and power moves to the rear wheels via Ford 9" axle. A huge shout out to the power steering that is now on, the blue painted block, and all the chrome and polishing work under the hood which is almost as blinding as the paint job.

Nary any sign of invasive rust to be found, just black painted steel, road dirt and minor surface rust. Long gone are the archaic leaf springs and drum brakes up front, as now power disc brakes and independent coil spring suspension prove the ride and front stopping power. For the rear, a 3 bar and coilover suspension is noted along with more power disc brakes. A clean stainless steel exhaust system flows from engine mounted headers and exits underneath the rear roll pan of the truck with large polished tips.

With a twist of the key the truck fired up with a thunderous roar and settled into a snarling idle. On the test track, acceleration was endless, braking was solid and bias free, and handling was surprisingly agile for a truck of this vintage even with the lowered stance. All functions were working during our drive save for some electrical gremlins that reared their head. Those being, a horn that wouldn't toot, non functional turn signals, parking lights that illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed, and the left signal actuating the emergency flashers while the right signal performing no function at all.

Other than commenting it is just a great build, good fit and finish overall, and a well-done bed, I say not much else because my jaw is on the floor, and my eyes wide open in amazement of this truck version of a restomod and street rod mix. If the retina searing orange from the paint doesn't blind your opponent from the starting line a press of the gas pedal will...she's a handful boys and girls!


F10-F100 Conventional
D-215ci Inline 6 Cylinder
N-Norfolk, VA Assy Plant
17719-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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Ford F100
  • Listing ID: CC-1648259
  • Price: $52,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Orange
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:43
  • Stock Number:4466
  • VIN:F10D3N17719
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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