Check out These Sweet Ford Trucks From Barrett-Jackson Northeast
Serious bucks were paid for seriously cool Ford trucks at this week’s renowned auction.
Last week, we showed you three super-cool custom Fords coming up for bidding at Barrett-Jackson Northeast. With the Connecticut auction now in the books, let’s look at some cool restored and original Ford Trucks. They may not be the highest-priced sellers, but we know that cool trumps dollar signs.
1969 Ford Bronco
This ‘69 Bronco may not wear a factory paint color, but we can live with the cool custom restoration job. The auction listing calls the metallic paint “Autumn Fire” and we think that works nicely for it. The flat-black top pairs perfectly with the orange-ish hue without looking like a Halloween edition. The engine is a rebuilt 302 cubic-inch Ford V8, though it’s unclear if it’s the original engine mated to a three-speed manual. Regardless, for ‘60s off-road cool, this is a nice take.
‘78 F-150 Ranger Explorer
Before Ranger and Explorer were their own models, Ford first made them trim levels on their F-Series pickups. The Ranger trim offered a bit of luxury to the models with more cab insulation for a quieter ride, and some general interior creature comforts. The exterior also received some nice trim moldings around windows and lights. The Explorer added some even fancier options, not least of which was the super-’70s tape stripe. This one comes with a 351 Windsor V8, although the Malaise Era emissions controls keep it from being a power house.
‘51 Panel Van
You have to love something as cool as this restored workhorse panel van. Sporting the original 337 cubic-inch Flathead V8, these early post-war vans begged for some hot-rodding. This van has undergone a complete restoration from the ground up. That included retention of the original heater and radio while also putting things back right like the wood floor. Like most work trucks, this interior looks sparse to keep drivers focused on the task at hand.