“Big Red” 1970 Ford F-100 is Looking for a New Home
The 60’s and 70’s were a good time for Ford and their venerable F-Series pickup. When the fifth generation bowed in 1967, its new body lines sought to modernize the look of the truck, and buyers enjoyed a bigger cab and more trim and engine options than before.
In 1970 the F-100 received a bit of a mid-cycle refresh in the form of a new grille, some trim changes, and updated side marker lights. The look was a hit with consumers and kicked off the F-Series’ march into a new decade of sales success.
This dark red 1970 F-100 is a fine example of the breed, dubbed ‘Big Red.’ A desirable four-wheel drive short bed, it also has a relatively hard to find four-speed manual transmission sitting behind a 360 block. The truck sits high and has a nice stance courtesy of 33″ tires wrapped beefy aluminum wheels.
Inside, things are very much black and red with most of the original bits intact. An aftermarket stereo and some gauges have been added for convenience, but the engine bay is clean and tidy, and the undercarriage is in great shape save for some surface rust.
If you’re in the market for a solid, classic Ford truck, it’s hard to go wrong with this one. With a nice bevy of options and a fresh ‘Big Red’ paint job, you can enjoy it as is or fix it up at your convenience. Plus, the asking price of $14,900 is pretty reasonable, too!