This Unassuming 1973 F-100 Has a Secret to Tell

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What you see here is a clean, Maytag white 1973 F-100 with hub caps and white walls.  While your first thought is probably “nice truck,” the overall look is about as unimposing as it gets.  First impressions, however, can often be wrong.  And in this case, they are.

Certainly one of the nicest ’73 F-100’s you’ll ever see, this truck is shiny and new everywhere you look. The sheet metal is straight, the chrome shiny, and the interior clean.  Overall, she looks like a nicely restored truck that anyone would be proud to own.


But this unassuming ’73 hides a bit of a secret, you see.  Instead of retaining the stock lump, the owner decided to spice things up a notch and create a bit of an unorthodox sleeper. Therefore, the 302 gets extra oomph courtesy of an Edelbrock carb, cam, and intake, along with Hooker headers and an MSD ignition.

Backing up the pepped up small block is a C4 3-speed automatic tranny with a shift kit, turning a 3.90 geared 9-inch rear end.  Perhaps the only thing that will give you away in the event of an impromptu street race is the Magnaflow dual exhaust.


So aside from being one of the cleanest 70’s Ford trucks you’ll see around, this one also packs a bit of a punch. Turns out, you really can have your cake and eat it too.

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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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