This 1953 Ford F-100 is a True Farmer’s Special

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Old Ford trucks were designed to be workhorses – reliable haulers that farmers and other blue collar folks could use and abuse day in and day out.  They just happen to also be works of automotive art, therefore turning heads back then and even today.

Slamming 50’s Fords to the ground, slapping on huge wheels and tires, and transplanting the original (under-powered) engines is the norm, and there’s really nothing wrong with that.  But it sure is nice to see one of these old trucks in its original livery every now and then. Just the way they’re meant to be.


Take this beauty for example; a classy, red and white 1953 F-100 with white trim, a (gasp) inline six cylinder under the hood, and a 3-speed column shifter.  You can almost envision crates of milk or bales of hay in the pretty wooden bed while the white sidewall tires roll down gravel country roads.

There are no frills here, no luxurious options, and no big shiny chrome bumpers and grills.  Just retro goodness harking back to a simpler time inhabited by simpler people.  You know, the kind of peeps who sat their butts on the flat vinyl bench and didn’t care if their muddy boots soiled the rubber floor mats.


This is an unapologetic truck that is slow and purposeful. Built before the need to accelerate onto highways with 70+ mph speed limits, power lunches, and rush hour traffic.  If you’re looking to revisit those glorious times, look no further than the flat bench seat of this no-frills truck.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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