For Sale: 1972 Ford F100 in Lithia Springs, Georgia


Vehicle Description

If you haven't noticed, we're selling a lot of trucks here at Streetside Classics. What we're seeing now is the emergence of a new segment of the hobby, and '70s pickups are at the forefront of affordable classics. This 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom is a great example, thanks to a high-quality restoration that leaves no question this is a cherished collector piece and no longer just a workhorse.<br /> <br /> The door tag says this one was originally two-tone green, but when you're restoring a truck from the ground up, you can go with just about anything you want and black always works. Of course, if you're going to spend the long dollar on a restoration, you need to start with the right truck, so these guys found a regular cab/short bed pickup from down south, so rust was a non-issue. The bodywork was straightened and prepped for the paint, which is almost deep enough to swim in. Following a thorough cut and buff, all the original trim and brightwork went back on, and it must have cost a small fortune to restore all that shiny stuff. Everything from the bumpers to the tailgate insert looks great and things like the diamond plate rear bumper add a heavy-duty look. Even the inside of the bed is beautifully finished, effectively ending this truck's hauling days but really showing off just how nice the paint really is.<br /> <br /> The all-new black interior gives you a glimpse into pickup truck fashion, circa 1972. The Ranger was Ford's top-of-the-line, and it shows with plush cloth upholstery and real carpet on the floor instead of a rubber mat. Like the exterior, the interior was thoroughly (and expensively) restored, with many of the pieces being brand new. The fat 3-spoke steering wheel is the most notable upgrade, but there's also an A/C system under the dash and an AM/FM/cassette stereo radio in the center (which is probably due for replacement). The gauges appear to be original, but Ford gave Ranger buyers a full complement of instruments to keep an eye on the engine; after all, it was probably going to have to work for a living. <br /> <br /> The engine is a fresh 302 cubic inch H.O. V8, which made its mark in the 5.0 Mustang. However, with a truck this nice, you don't just build a stock motor and call it done. No, this one sports a 4-barrel carburetor atop an aluminum intake manifold, both of which pay big dividends in the power department. Finned valve covers and a chrome air cleaner, both from Ford Motorsport, add a bit of style to the working parts of the truck, and a big new radiator certainly doesn't hurt when you're talking about reliability and performance. Long-tube headers and a fresh dual exhaust system give this truck an awesome sound, the 3-speed automatic transmission snaps through the gears with real authority, and there are easy-cruising 3.25 gears out back. There are also recent shocks at all four corners, and it's wearing late-model aluminum wheels with big 15-inch General radials wrapped around them, adding an updated look.<br /> <br /> You couldn't duplicate this truck for twice the asking price, and the future looks bright for vintage haulers like this. Call today!<br /><br />

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-879141
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:81508
  • Stock Number:3216-ATL
  • VIN:F10GLM66800