This 1955 Ford F-100 is as custom as custom gets. It has a fully
coordinated electric purple presentation, a full custom interior,
and a classic Hemi under the hood (yes, a HEMI!!!) So if you want
the best of everything, and all the right standout distinction,
This classic pickup wants everyone to remember exactly who you are. The striking purple paint has so much metallic shine, that it rivals the chrome for brilliance. But you can tell there's a lot more going on here than just the striking color. These classic Fords already have a curvy look like they were built for speed with the bulge in the hood, steel running boards, and rounded rear fenders. Then you add in the big dual exhaust tips, forward-leaning stance, and staggered American Racing Torq Thurst wheels. It might have started life as a workhorse, but the only evidence of that anymore is the real wood in the truck bed. And we know you love all the details - right down to the two-tone pinstriping and the reminder across the rear that it quite uniquely powered. All of this makes for an award-worthy package even before anyone sees inside.
The moment you open the door, you realize there was plenty left in the budget to splurge on a full custom interior. The exterior purple is seamlessly blended into the gray on the seats, carpeting, door panels, dash, and headliner with custom overhead console. So it all has that feeling of a uniformity that come in only the most thoughtful builds. You get a set of bucket seats that are far more comfortable than anything that came out of the '50s. And when you look on the center console, there are nine power adjustment settings so you can make sure this classic pickup is long-haul comfortable. You also get other great upgrades like an AM/FM/CD stereo, power windows, and air conditioning. But while everyone might want to be your passenger, the best treats are reserved just for you. Your left hand grips the billet steering wheel with Ford V8 logo in the horn cap, and your right one will love the Lokar shifter. And if you're wondering where your gauges are, all you have to do is fire this one up, and they begin to glow blue from the center of the dash.
Only the best in performance machines have clamshell hoods, so this classic Ford was custom fitted with one for a very good reason. Once people look beyond the stellar shine of the air toppers, valve covers, alternator, and so much more, you'll see a very special motor. We love cool customs power by Ford and Chevy motors, but you'll get everyone talking when they see a classic Chrysler Fire Power Hemi. This 392 cubic-inch V8 is the big daddy of the first-generation from the now-legendary Hemi line. In fact, the dual four-barrel carburetor setup boldly seen here is similar to what gave the letter-series coupes such legendary status. Yes, you read that right... not only is this largest original Hemi, but also it is topped with two Edelbrock four-barrels! So while this one might look like a pretty trailer queen, the growl of the exhaust let's everyone know it's a true street-eating muscle machine! And more than just pure power, this is backed up with all the right components. The front suspension is a Mustang II-style unit, and in the rear, is a strong four-link with adjustable coilovers. Add in a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes, and you've got all the right features to keep this beastly custom build under comfortable control.
We've resisted from calling this a Purple People Eater, but once there's just no other way to describe something that looks this striking and is so massively powerful. So if you want all eyes on you this weekend, you need to call today!
Purchased from grandfather, vintage pickup finally is heading to a well-deserved retirement
Brothers like to build, and now there’s a dad-and-daughter project in the works, too
Hand-me-down from uncle to nephew is in original and running condition
The yellow-and-maroon paint scheme may not be to everyone’s liking, but the seller of the Pick of the Day, a 1956 Ford F-100, notes that the pickup is a “very original” fat-fender example
My oldest son, Rob, and I purchased an old farm truck that had almost as much rust as it did clean metal.
Let’s say you are buying your dream car, and you really can’t decide between the classic look of an old truck, or a modern muscle car.
So, what do you think is the fastest-growing segment of car collectors? European sports cars? Rare muscle cars? Classics?
An upcoming exhibit tracing the history of Ford F-Series pickup trucks since 1948, announced for January by LeMay seemed like a good jumping-off point for today’s Pick of the Week.
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new