Travel Back in Time With This 1956 Ford F-100

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1956 Ford F-100

In a world of crazy, over the top, and “look at me” custom trucks, sometimes all you want is a simple and nicely done old Ford. One that doesn’t have huge chrome wheels, a shaved body, or an air bag equipped suspension. Just a tasteful, clean, modern classic.

1956 Ford F-100

A truck just like this 1956 Ford F-100. First impressions might lead you to believe that it’s mostly stock, but upgrades have been made where it counts – namely to the drivetrain and the interior. But let’s talk about that gorgeous exterior first. The place where the magic really begins.

1956 Ford F-100

That dreamy Sky Blue paint was applied to a super straight body, with all new chrome everywhere. The rolling stock is a nice nod to the past, with white painted steel wheels and wide white tires to keep things extra classy.

1956 Ford F-100

Once you finally get tired of looking at that beautiful body, you’ll notice that the interior is a nice place to be as well. The gray and blue seats look inviting and comfortable, and the Dolphin gauges continue the retro theme perfectly. A Vintage Air setup promises to keep you cool on those hot summer cruise nights.

Power comes not from one of those underpowered ’50s V8s, but from a rebuilt 351 Windsor. A C4 transmission backs it up and sends power to a 3.73 geared rear-end.

1956 Ford F-100

This 1956 Ford F-100 is a perfect example of a modern classic. A truck that features only subtle appearance upgrades to retain the original character, yet the mechanicals and comfort features necessary to make it a suitable driver have been added. Simply put, this is one gorgeous example of an early Ford.

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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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