Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
We know a lot of you scan our inventory regularly, and if you do, you've seen trucks similar to this 1967 Ford F-100 pickup sell in near-record time. Sure, Camaros and Mustangs are always red hot, but these days super-clean trucks like this get snatched up within days of being posted, and this Highland Green example is a whole lot nicer than most. With a built 351 Windsor under the hood, a couple choice power options, and a supremely comfortable custom interior, this first-year "Bumpside" F-100 is at the top of its class, which means its not going to last long...
If you grew up in the late-'60s and '70s, Ford trucks very much like this were a common sight, but today? Not so much. Most were mere tools, used up and tossed aside, with Ford all too happy to build you a replacement on the cheap (relatively speaking, especially compared to what you see today). This one appears to have followed a different path, perhaps with someone who wanted a little utility on the weekends but who also appreciated a bit of muscle on the daily drive, because the sheetmeal under this Blue Oval Beauty is straight and solid as can be. The Highland Green Metallic paint looks great on the 5th Generation "Bumpside" pickup (arguably the most desirable of all the F-100s), a bit formal and a bit sporty; maybe if Frank Bullitt drove a pickup, this is what it would have looked like. The finish is higher-end, a top driver-quality you don't typically see on a pickup, but it's not so nice that you'll be afraid to drive it. Gaps are very good all around and the panels haven't been bashed-up by a life of heavy work, and as a southern truck, you know that the steel is in good shape. Out back, the bed sides and interior tailgate were finished with spray-in bedliner that will protect the steel forever, while the floor was finished with gorgeous dark wood and bright chrome rub strips that leave it looking more like a dance floor than a heavy-hauler's most useful tool. The slick paint does most of the talking but there's a good bit of bright bling too, highlighted by that laser-straight aluminum grille, the headlight buckets, and shiny chrome bumper up front. Along with the stock badges, shiny drip rail moldings, fresh door handles, and side mirrors that match those flashy chrome feels, all that high-end shiny stuff provides a super-cool contrast to the vivid green paint, and the deleted rear bumper/roll-pan set-up out back works well with the truck's crouched stance and gives this Ford a predatory look.
The two-tone, black-and-tan interior is a very upscale looking place for a '60s pickup truck, particularly with the fresh vinyl seat cover on the original bench. Despite the newer materials, everything mostly looks and feels original inside, with a factory dash full of NOS gauges in a wide oval panel and all the secondary controls are correctly laid out underneath. A tan padded dash pad was added to match the color scheme, as was the taut headliner above, and the black-and-tan door panels at the flanks are the perfect companions to the custom upholstery on the bench seat. The thick wood-rimmed chrome steering wheel obviously isn't original but it looks and feels right in the vintage pickup truck, while plush black carpets on the floors insulate the cab from the elements. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo head unit in the center of the dash manages the upgraded speakers in the doors, and seatbelts were added up front for a little safety. Clean, fresh, and very good looking, that about sums up this truck's very cool interior.
A strong-running 351 cubic inch V8 Windsor motor provides impressive performance in the relatively lightweight pickup truck. With legendary durability and a great V8 exhaust note, you'll quickly forget about hauling hay when you're behind the wheel. It's been punctuated with aluminum heads and equipped with a big Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, an aluminum intake, and a familiar HEI distributor/coil/ignition system to help it run its best, while a few chrome dress-up pieces atop the Ford Blue block make the big engine bay look very racy. Polished valve covers lead the way in the shine department, matched by the open-element air cleaner up top, while the stock radiator and auxiliary fan keeps the whole show nice and cool. Underneath there's an AOD automatic transmission and a heavy-duty rear end, so you can easily drive this truck at highway speeds or put it to work, and the upgraded front clip, sway bar, power rack-and-pinion steering, power front disc brakes, and upgraded shocks all around work together to help this Ford truck drive like a dream. 20-inch Foose chrome wheels add lots of sparkle but still look proper and they're wrapped in fat 245/45/20 front and 295/40/20 rear Nitto radials.
So don't be surprised if you see this one move to the SOLD page pretty quickly. Hopefully you're the guy who grabbed it, because trucks this nice don't come
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