This 1956 Ford F-100 is America’s Sweetheart

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Long before trucks became cookie cutter or heavily optioned luxury cars in disguise, they were trucks. Simple and basic, trucks were built for one purpose and one purpose only – to get stuff done. It just so happens that the trucks Ford built in the 50’s were also some of the most charming and best looking vehicles ever made.

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Once you take a look at this stunning 1956 F-100 it’s hard to argue with that logic. Even if you’re not a fan of red, you can’t help but be impressed by this nut and bolt restoration. There’s no filler on these steel panels, which have either been repaired the right way or replaced.

The attention to detail on this sweetheart of a truck is impressive everywhere you look. Stainless fasteners were used everywhere to avoid future rust, and even the bumpers are stainless. The 272 V8, along with the rest of the drivetrain has been rebuilt for reliability.

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A few upgrades have been made to improve reliability and comfort, including an electronic distributor, Flowmaster exhaust, and a modern radio (which is thankfully in the glovebox – no cutting the dash here).

No matter what your taste in trucks entails, it’s hard to argue with a stock(ish) 50’s Ford truck. You won’t find too many people that don’t love ’em, which is a rare thing in the world today. Gushing with charm and good looks, it’s safe to say that these trucks are America’s real sweetheart.

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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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