American Classic Cars
2282 Arrow Hwy
La Verne, CA
La Verne, CA
1961 FORD ECONOLINE CUSTOM PICKUP C-779 Introduced in the fall of 1960 as a 1961 model, the Econoline was unlike any truck previously offered by Ford. Mechanically based on Fords compact Falcon line, the flat nosed Econoline was a light duty work truck that featured unibody construction and an engine located between and behind the seats of a mini cab-over design. Originally built in November of 1960 by the Lorain, Ohio plant. From the factory, it came with a Mint Green paint job and a 144ci inline six cylinder engine. It has undergone quite the transformation into this beautiful custom you see here today, with only 1,983 miles since the build! This Econoline is now powered by a chromed out 1969 Ford Mustang 250ci inline six cylinder engine, which interestingly enough, has its roots based on the 144ci engine, original to this vehicle. Ford upgraded the 144ci to the 170ci and then to the 200ci and from that came the 250ci. In 1969, Ford raised the 200's deck some 1.66 inches, using the same 3.68-inch bore, and stroked the taller block to 3.91 inches to achieve 250 ci. What this meant for the little six was big-six torque, with 240 lb-ft of twist at 1,600 rpm. The 250ci six was a nice Mustang option in 1969-1970 for those who didn't want a V-8. The 250ci Mustang engine in this Econoline is mated to a Ford C-4 Automatic transmission and equipped with power brakes for easy driving. Copious amounts of body and paint work has been completed by the previous owner, bringing this custom pickup to the level of prestige you see now. Be sure to look at the photos of the car before the project began. It now has a stellar, eye-catching tri-tone exterior House of Kolor paint job of white, orange and purple with pinstripes. The crme, tan and light brown interior is a complete custom upholstery with Dynamat throughout. Interior features include: Leather wrapped Budnik steering wheel, billet aluminum foot pedals, and billet aluminum gauge cluster surrounding the vintage Stewart Warner gauges. Other features include: a Vintage Air system, a modern large display Pioneer stereo encased in a custom upholstered console, and various other billet aluminum touches. Sitting on Optima chrome wheels wrapped with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires (P225/60R15 front and rear). The custom Econoline comes with a clean California Title. If you want to pull into the car show and get some attention, this is the ride you are looking for. ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure go to our website to view all photos. (www.amclassiccars.com)*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
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