The New 1956 F-100 That Ford Should Build

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Ever daydream about what it would be like if Ford was to sell new, reproduction versions of its iconic trucks?  It’s not that far fetched of an idea, considering the fact that you can buy “new” 60’s and 70’s Porsche 911s and Jaguar E-Types, among others.

While this dream scenario is unlikely to ever happen, sadly, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy or build a classic truck with modern underpinnings and reliability.  For the right price, of course.  This gorgeous Seafoam Green 1956 F-100 is a perfect example of when money really can buy happiness.

Old school hot rod on the outside, this ’56 features flawless paint and some throwback graphics on the doors.  Body mods are subtle – tucked bumpers, shaved forward tilt hood, and smoothed tailgate.  The truck sits low over steelies and wide whites thanks to a boxed frame with adjustable coil overs.

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Under the hood, it doesn’t get much more modern, with a crate Coyote 5.0 providing motivation.  It’s backed up by a 4R70W 4-speed auto and a bulletproof 9-inch rear with highway friendly 3.25 gears. Inside, things are luxury car comfy with RV seats that are heated, cooled, and even have built in massage functionality.

The entry price of this “new” F-100 is steep at $99,900, but the craftsmanship here is flawless.  The integration of the new V8 into the engine bay is perfection, and the modern lump looks like it was put there from the factory.

This ’56 is one of the better representations of what can be done to retain the original look and feel of a classic truck with the addition of modern amenities.  It’s a perfect blend of old and new, and certain to fuel the dreams of those of us who want for factory built modern classics.

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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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