1955 Ford F100 Pickup - Pro Street
The exterior is sleek and classy but one look under the rear of this pickup and you know it means business. This 55 F100 is a very nicely built pickup that is very unique. Typically a lot of pro street cars end up being all about the drivetrain. Those builders want it to go fast on the track and that's all they car about. This pickup is different. It is very clear that not only was performance important to the builder but the look as well. Plus it stands out because it is a 50's truck which is something you don't typically see with those big meats under the back. The body of the truck is in great shape and has been smoothed out with shaved doors. The original style front bumper and grill have a beautiful chrome finish. In back the rear bumper was removed and a custom rear valence added which houses custom billet taillights. The bed of the truck shows those wide rear tubs and has been fitted with custom diamond plate. Weld wheels have been added under all four corners with 22 inch wide Pro Trac S/C 515 tires in back.
The hood may have an original look but it has been modified with a CCP custom opener. This makes the hood slide forward slightly and then open which really opens up space in that engine compartment. With tires like that in the rear you better have something that can make them spin so this truck has been fitted with a 502 big block V8 crate motor. It has a lot of chrome and billet addons with a very nice serpentine belt system. It runs very well and has a great sound through the rectangle exhaust tips custom routed out of the rear of the running boards. It has zero heating issues and is kept always running cool with a Griffin radiator and electric fan. Paired with the motor is a 3 speed automatic transmission and narrowed Ford 9 inch rear end. The truck has power brakes with discs on all 4 wheels AND power steering. So not only do you get performance and a great look but you get the modern comforts as well! A Camaro front clip was also added to the car with a custom 4 link rear suspension that features adjustable coil overs. The electrical system is complete with a Painless Wiring harness with battery mounted in the rear bed. There is also an access door for the fuel cell in the bed.
The interior is finished out in a custom Tan and Black color combo that looks great. It has a very clean fresh appearance and is super comfortable. It is all done in leather and the high back bucket seats fit the truck perfectly. Between the seats a custom center console has been built which houses the B&M shifter and AM/FM/CD stereo system. On the dash you will find White faced gauges and the Classic Air AC controls. A chrome tilt steering column is in place and topped off with a Black leather wrapped Grant steering wheel.
This pickup has a lot going for it. Check it out in person and you can tell the quality of the build is top notch. Plus, if the look doesn't sell you just take it around the block because you won't want to stop driving!
This is a lot of truck for the of only $48,500.00!
NOW REDUCED DOWN $39,995.00!
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