Fully-Restored 1966 Ford Econoline Pickup Seems Like a Keeper
I’ve been a huge fan of the Econoline ever since Neil Young kicked off his seminal tribute to a fallen roadie, “Tonight’s the Night,” with the rollicking, heartfelt verse, “Bruce Barry was a working man, he used to load that Econoline van.” Now I have even more reason to love the Econoline, albeit in pickup form.
Check out this gorgeously-restored 1966 Ford Econoline pick-up that’s currently for sale on eBay, and featured over on Bring A Trailer. She can still be yours if you can get to Winter Haven, Florida; with four days left to bid, the $14,211 reserve has not yet been met. Who knows, maybe you can even bargain them down a dollar to get a nice round number.
This particular looker sports chassis number F10FH849570 and was built off the same platform as the Falcon (another finely named Ford product), albeit with an extra 165 pounds of weight over the rear wheels to compensate for the Econoline’s cab-forward look.
Under the hood, she’s flexing a Mustang-sourced 200ci inline-six, which should give you plenty of get up and go, though power numbers aren’t given. She also sports a C4 automatic transmission, with an automatic shifter on the dash.
All in all, this beautiful example of a classic ’60s Ford has only traveled 64,000 miles, and only 1,500 of those have come after the two-year, body-off restoration. Seems like a keeper, don’t you think?
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