Lot 662: c.1955 Ford F-100 V8 Pickup Truck
Nowadays an integral part of American popular culture, the pickup truck has come to be thought of as the modern-day equivalent of the cowboy’s horse. Ford’s first completely new post-WW2 pick-up was the F-1 of 1948 that featured modern, up-to-the-minute styling and a cab rubber-mounted to the separate chassis. Its replacement for 1953 was the F-100, a half-ton model that would remain a fixture of Ford’s commercial line-up, albeit periodically restyled and updated, for the next few decades. Sleeker and more modern than its predecessor, the F-100 was available in numerous different configurations and with a choice of inline ‘six’ or V8 engines.
This left-hand drive F-100 dates from circa 1955 and has the three-speed, column-change manual transmission. It benefits from a carburettor strip/rebuild, ignition overhaul (new coil, distributor, rotor arm, h-t leads and plugs) and new water pump, battery and tyres (x4). Wider-than-standard steel wheels and an interior re-trim are the only listed deviations from factory specification. The vehicle is unregistered and offered without documentation.
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