This 1955 F-100 isn’t Your Average Hot Rod

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Is there anything better than a nicely done, mostly stock, 50’s-60’s era hot rod?  No shaved emblems, no big wheels, no frills, just pure coolness. Ford trucks from this era already had clean lines and timeless looks from the factory, so why mess with a good thing?

This 1955 F-100 stands apart from the crowded field of hot rodded trucks from this era by staying true to its roots.  All the stock emblems are still there.  The original fuel filler cap remains in the stock location, and even the tailgate chains are in place.


Heck, the biggest surprise is what lies under the hood – the original 239 Y block V8, which is backed up by a 3-speed manual and shockingly, a stock rear end.  The only nod to modern times is a 12 volt electrical system, a change that is welcome by anyone’s standards.


The changes that have been made are tasteful and period correct.  The red steel wheels with chrome inserts look awesome with a raked suspension.  The interior is clean and subtle, with throwback  black faced Autometer gauges in the dash.


While trends like Pro Street and Restomod come and go, the classic hot rod look will never go out of style.  This is a truck you can own and drive proudly forever, because vintage cool will never be anything other than cool.

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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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