This 1953 Ford F-100 Is One Polished Piece of Jewelry

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For those with the means and the desire, transforming an old Ford truck into a polished trophy winning piece of jewelry is a rewarding experience. These show queens may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but they sure are nice to look at, and some of them fun to drive, so what’s the harm?

The 1953 Ford F-100 you see before you is a great example of what can be done with a big-fendered Ford and around $100k in “extra” cash. But instead of following the same ‘ole boring formula (ahem, small block Chevy), this one actually has a more-than proper powerplant under the hood.


A 429 is a unique but excellent choice, and it’s been enhanced with a Holly carb, Stealth manifold, ceramic headers, and a whole bunch of pretty pulleys and shiny bits. Handling all that power is a modern suspension consisting of Heidts bits in the front and rear.

The purdy all steel body has been shaved, smoothed, and slathered in a gold and wine paint job that changes in the light. The interior is every bit as nice as jewelry, with lots of billet aluminum, VDO gauges, a Vintage Air setup, JL Audio stereo, and a split bench.


The end result is a truck that has won a number of prestigious awards and has been featured in a couple of magazines covers.  If you want to buy a ready-made show truck at a huge discount, bids are currently around 50% of the bid price!

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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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