213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1979 Ford F-100 has had the good fortune to have served just one owner over the course of its substantial lifetime and the consistent care it's received is reflected in its sharp overall appearance and rock solid running condition, anchored by a fresh and substantial engine now on board beneath its hood.
The exterior of this vintage truck was revitalized and returned to its original color a while back and it still presents well - the F series trucks of this era were stout and visually appealing workhorses. The passage of time does, however, leave a few clues here and there - all of them being only superficial and having no bearing on the truck's thorough soundness. Up front, clear aftermarket headlights sit in place of the originals, surrounded by a signature "egg crate" front grille that, like the rest of the chrome on display, is in surprisingly good shape. After four decades of service, the exterior alignment is very precise - trace the side trim as it transitions from fender to door to bed area and you'll see it remains nice and level. On all four sides, the badging on this F-100 is still sharp, and a set of oversized aftermarket wheels and the louvre panel on the rear windshield add just the right amount of customization.
Some well chosen aftermarket upgrades blended with an overall stock sensibility make the interior a comfortable and inviting driving environment. The black vinyl bench seat is plushly padded and wears a well-fitted cover and it's bracketed by door panels to each side that are in clean condition. The added Grant GT steering wheel looks sharp in this setting and just in front of it, a set of aftermarket gauges take their place inside the instrument panel to keep tabs on motoring functions. Take a glance upward and you'll see the roof mounted Pioneer stereo that combines with a quartet of aftermarket speakers to provide a quality audio experience while you're on the road. A Snap-On cover supported by a frame underneath protects the bed area in back and it's performed its protective duties well - while you can see a few of subtle signs of wear below, the floor and inner fenders are in good shape.
Take your position behind the wheel and you'll have plenty of power at your disposal, care of the 400 cubic inch crate engine that now sits at the center of a nicely maintained engine bay, surrounded by a black firewall and inner fenders. It's dressed with a pair of chrome valve covers at its sides and an Edelbrock chrome air cleaner over a 4-barrel carb. Having only been driven 15,000 miles since its installation, the engine is in top form, pulling with vigor and sending a nice, deep note out of the exhaust pipes as it pairs with a 3-speed automatic C6 transmission that's renowned for its durability to make up a rock solid drivetrain. A set of eye-catching 20" American Racing Torq Thrust wheels add a customized touch to this vital looking classic pickup, while front disc brakes bring it to fade resistant stops. Take a glance below and you'll likely be impressed by the solid appearance of the undercarriage - it shows none of the issues that can come with age or exposure to hostile, salt-lined roads and is well-positioned for plenty more future miles.
You won't often come across a pickup from this era that offers the reassuringly strong running condition of this 1979 Ford F-100. Add to that it's clean overall appearance and vintage appeal and you have a very compelling opportunity. Call today!
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