Daily driver with a 302 engine and C4 transmission with a 9" /
3.70 rear end. It has a front clip from a 1980 Camaro. The rear has
new aftermarket mono leaf springs with a 4" drop.
-Engine burns a little oil.
-For the transmission, I have to let off the gas for it to shift into second. It shifts into 3rd without any trouble. It probably needs a rebuild, but a 4 speed TCI Transmissions would be another option.
-The paint is not so good. It looks good at a distance, but has cracks and the cab roof is flaking.
-The two side windows are cracked. This seems normal for these old trucks and I have all the catalogs to buy new glass and trim.
-The original gauges, fuel, battery, oil, generator, and speedometer are not connected. There is an add-on fuel gauge below the dash that shows full until half a tank.
-The seat looks like the original frame with a small whole in the upholstery. It is not bolted down, but I am not sure why not.
-The carpet was too thick under the gas pedal, so I removed a little. Overall, the carpet needs to be replaced.
-The head light high beam switch is not connected.
-Heater core is connected, but not the fan. Vents don't move. The cables are probably rusted.
-The rear tires are the wrong width. It has 9" rims and 7.5" tires. The tires match the front which has 7.5" rims (P215/75R15).
-Not really a problem, but the front wheel bolt pattern is Chevy 5x4.75 and rear is Ford 5x5.5 (the best solution for matching rims is to re-drill the rear axles)
-These trucks only came with a passenger key lock. I replaced it, but it is very finicky so I just don't lock it.
Low retail $9,950, but between $5,000 and $7,000 is what I have been seeing.
This 1959 Ford F100 is a great example of what Blue Oval fans refer to as the third-generation F-Series trucks, or those built between 1957 and 1960. This generation was important to Ford’s truck-building future as it incorporated a number of design and engineering elements to modernize its trucks and gain distance from GM and Dodge offerings. Things like full-width clamshell hoods, larger cabs, refined interiors, larger boxes and more offered a glimpse of things to come from Ford. Today, these classic pickups command very respectable price premiums and continue to offer exceptional returns, but more importantly, they bring a huge level of classic-car ownership enjoyment. Still a minority at car shows and events, pickups are huge crowd pleasers and a great ride to cruise Main Street in.