Fall in Love With This Unibody 1963 Ford F-100

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Ford went a little bit rogue in 1960 when they rolled out the fourth generation of F-Series trucks. To go along with the traditional separate box and cab configuration, they also introduced a “unibody” design that featured a cab and bed that were one continuous piece. It was a slick look that died a premature death midway through 1963 due to poor sales and public reception.

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This baby blue 1963 Ford F-100 was built before the unibody got the axe and is a great example of what we missed out on. It’s a unique truck that represents something we’ll probably never see again, at least in F-Series-guise. It might be cheaper to build and arguably better looking, but people simply don’t want it.

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Regardless, you can go out and buy yourself one of the best looking trucks Ford ever built. This one is fairly basic, with white paint in place of shiny chrome, steel wheels with hubcaps, and a 223 inline-six under the hood. But in this case, basic isn’t a bad thing and it’s hard not to love it.

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With an asking price of just under $20k, this ’63 represents a good value for a classic truck.  Unibodies haven’t exactly become collectors items just yet, but they do represent an interesting experiment and are are unique pieces of history.  That alone makes us love them.

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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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