Flawlessly Finished 1964 Ford F-100 with 5.0L Looks Minty
In a few weeks Barrett-Jackson mechanical art auctions will park this flawlessly restored 1964 Ford F-100 pickup truck on center stage for a bidding battle. The whole rebuild looks like it was led by an experienced professional, not some noob. Look at the athletic posture and smooth bodywork, it’s ready to rip! No one was given the build honor in the public auction remarks. This vehicle is so well crafted those hard-working Americans deserve some props. The choices of classic-styled interior equipment, fine exterior body work with modern 5.0L Ford power looks to be an engaging package and good investment.
The professional pictures are some of the best for any listing lots in the Northeast 2016 auction. Only for the reason they bring out the highly-detailed hand work on the body. The camera perfectly catches the even louvered hood and tailgate, sparkling aqua and white contrasting two-tone exterior and the beautiful wood grain in-laid in the bed. A few custom exterior bits include chrome window trim, tinted windows, custom chrome-housed taillights not to mention the fully re-finished bed.
Matching brilliantly is the interior. The bench was rewrapped in white upholstery and the rest of the cabin was finished with white and chrome bits. A white Budnik steering wheel, Lokar shifter and white painted instrument panel with Stewart Warner gauges top off the great touches.
A Ford Racing 302 crate engine is the weapon of choice. Rotating through a C6 automatic with a TCI torque converter this 302’s power finds it way to those white walls through a Ford 9” rear end. Under the hood you’ll find some hot rod speed toys like a custom radiator with an electric fan, Mallory ignition, Edelbrock intake, Holley carb, Billet air cleaner spinning custom pulleys. After the power has been ouput it’s remnants are jetted down custom headers out a rowdy side-set Flowmaster. The entire vehicle has been well-thought out, planned and executed dynamically although I am surprised they kept it’s primitive leaf-spring suspension. Watch B-J for updates.