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3 Speed Automatic
  • 460 cubic inch V8
  • Polished side-exit exhaust
  • C6 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Currie 9-inch rear axle / 4.11 gears
  • Modified chassis / Heavily upgraded suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Chrome Coys wheels / Mickey Thompson tires
  • Modified body / GM Raspberry Pearl Metallic paint / 4-color stripes
  • Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio
  • Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts

SUMMARY

* 460 cubic inch V8
* C6 3-speed automatic transmission
* Currie 9-inch rear axle / 4.11 gears
* Modified body / GM Raspberry Pearl Metallic paint / 4-color stripes
* Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio
* Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts
* Chrome Coys wheels / Mickey Thompson tires
* Power rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Modified chassis / Heavily upgraded suspension
* Polished side-exit exhaust

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When an enthusiast backs a unique concept with a large budget, amazing things are possible. And, by the looks of it, this incredible Ford F100 is the result of one man's vision, one shop's determination and one very big check. To the layman, this classic might look like a simple, brightly colored pickup. But, in reality, virtually every single component on the truck has been modified or altered in some way. Its body is a smooth combination of solid steel and vivid GM paint. Its drivetrain mixes 460 cubic inches of big block power with a tough automatic transmission. And its interior wraps custom paneling in supple leather trim. Whether you're a diehard Ford guy, or just an enlightened gearhead who appreciates killer design, top-notch custom work, and a polished and powerful drivetrain, this spectacular Effie is just your style!

BODYWORK/TRIM

As far as popularity goes, no truck has a larger following than Ford's storied F-Series. And '50s F-Series, models that enjoy one of the largest aftermarket support bases in the classic car hobby, are some of the most attractive trucks ever built. Making the best of that era's curvy proportions and a '56-exclusive cab design, this F100 seals hours of impressive labor under slick GM Raspberry Pearl pigment and sophisticated, multi-color stripes. That wet looking 2-stage highlights a laser-straight body, the result of an intense restoration that involved ample fine-tuning. That clean body's top-notch metalwork is, from the outside of its panels, completely undetectable. And today, this custom rolls as a vivid, fully sorted head turner!

Introduced as a 1-year only design, Ford's venerable 'big window' F100 has become one of the most desirable and collectible trucks on the planet. Additionally, its clean profile and sinuous form make it the perfect candidate for the kind of skillful customization you see here. At the front of the truck, a chromed and shaved grille hangs bright halogen headlights above painted, mail slot parking lamps, and a painted and tucked bumper. Behind that grille, a smoothed and shaved hood leads the eye to dark-tint glass that's founded at a filled cowl, cleared by correct windshield wipers, and reflected in tinted and body-matched mirrors. At the sides of that glass, shaved doors cap a familiar profile that's finished with massaged running boards and wide rear fenders. At the center of that profile, a custom tonneau stretches sculpted leather over a smoothed, wood-floored bed that anchors two nitrous tanks in front of a polished fuel cell, a polished battery box and a polished storage box. And at the back of that bed, a custom, swing-away tailgate shades a custom roll pan that features clean mail slot taillights.

ENGINE

While Ford's trusty Y-block is a good engine that provides a solid ownership experience, this F100's high quality restoration includes high quality upgrades. And those high quality upgrades begin with 460 cubic inches of big block V8: a set-up that served duty as the F-Series' top option mill for many years. The motor's energy mixture is supplied by a big Holley carburetor, which is threaded onto polished fluid lines, a liquid-filled Summit pressure gauge, braided Russell feeds and a reliable Mallory regulator. That decked and coated 4-barrel rides between a polished air cleaner, a coated intake and polished and painted valve covers that sport cool MQQN Equipment breathers. At the front of those valve covers, a proven MSD distributor sequences fire through loomed Accel Ferro-Spiral Race Wires. That fire is kept in check by a beefy, color-keyed radiator, which is mated to a polished shroud that frames a large, color-keyed pulley fan. A polished serpentine system spins a chrome alternator, modern power steering and modern air conditioning while spent gases float through wide, hand-fabricated headers. And, in case Ford monster block motivation simply won't do, there's a complete NOS Powershot system that's bolted, wired and ready blow. Aesthetically, vivid GM Raspberry Pearl paint ensures the truck is more than just a random curbside attraction. And details like polished fluid reservoirs, an array of chrome hardware and a trick, forward-tilt hood are sure to attract plenty of adoring fans.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Behind that ferocious big block, a stout C6 3-speed spins a hearty aluminum driveshaft, which twists a narrowed Currie 9-inch that's complete with an aluminum center section and tall, 4.11 gears. That first-class drivetrain is held off the ground by a thoroughly massaged chassis, which, along with solid floors, has been bathed in the same stripes and raspberry color scheme as the truck's smooth exterior panels. At the front of that chassis, a Heidts Superide suspension utilizes power rack-and-pinion steering, polished tubular control arms and familiar RideTech shocks to combine a pleasant ride with a good stance. At the back of that chassis, a polished 4-link utilizes modern coil-over-shocks to provide drag strip worthy launches. Serious stops to counter the truck's serious power come courtesy of four vented discs and four polished, power-assisted calipers. The aforementioned headers feed an H-shaped crossover, polished, glasspack-style mufflers and fully polished side-exit pipes. And all that muscle rides on slick Coys wheels, which roll 26x8.00R18 Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/Rs in front of 31x18.00R20 Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/Rs. With a beefy drivetrain that's supplemented with ancillaries like Wilwood brake components, a deep-sump oil pan, stainless fluid lines and high quality Mallory fuel components, this Ford is the real deal. And with the kind of detailing that includes, among other things, body-matched, undercoated wheel wells, it'll fare well at any show you chose to attend!

INTERIOR

Climb inside this F100's supple cockpit and you'll find a custom leather interior that's an exercise in style and solitude. Front and center, an extended, body-matched dash founds simple Auto Meter telemetry beneath a prominent Auto Meter Sport-Comp memory tach. Opposite that dash, supple buckets stretch pliable leather under color-keyed seatbelts. Between those seats, a custom console centers a nitrous-enhanced shifter behind a modern Alpine head unit, controls for a Vintage Air climate system and buttons for the truck's RideTech air bags. At the bottom of that console, premium carpet frames custom kick panels, billet foot pedals and a chrome fire extinguisher. At the edges of that carpet, bold door panels tuck hidden handles and small puddle lamps inside fully striped jambs. And the driver stays connected to the road through a tilting column that spins a sweet Lecarra steering wheel.

DOCUMENTATION

Our sale includes two small filing cabinets of that are comprised of:

* Restoration photos
* Restoration receipts
* Component paperwork

Customs like this super cool Ford continue to prove that trucks are rapidly transcending from working-class hot rods to choice trophy winners. It takes vision, time, skill, talent, dedication and a wheel barrel full of dollars to finish a vehicle of this caliber. That said; this Ford's construction cost was probably double our asking price. And at this level, there's simply no comparison to garden-variety hot rods.

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