1956 Ford F-100

Condition Used
Body Truck
Make Ford
Model F100
Mileage 25740 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1956
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green
History Yes
VIN: F10V651041

Ford’s 272-cu.in. Y-block OHV V-8 engine and a three-speed manual gearbox drive this vintage “Effie.” The engine was rebuilt by the previous owner and is said to “start right up" after pulling the manual choke and pumping the gas pedal a few times. “It never smokes,” the gearbox shifts well. “If the truck sits for more than a month, it may show a drop or two under the oil pan, trans, and rear end, but if driven weekly, with regular fluid changes, it will not happen.” This F-100 was repainted the original color in 2012, with PPG single-stage paint. all of the body panels were removed for the paint job, except the cab, which was painted on the frame. The prep work found only surface rust, no evidence of previous accident damage, and no patch panels. After painting, all of the chrome, rubber, and glass was replaced or refurbished, per the seller. The windshield was also replaced. some paint chips, over the nearly 10 years of use since the truck was painted, but no dents. Additionally, side steps were added to the running boards. The interior was also restored in 2012, with new foam under the vinyl-and-broadcloth bench seat cover. The truck retains a rubber floor cover, per its original equipment, and the replacement headliner remains in “like new” condition. There isn’t much more in the way of creature comforts in a vehicle that was originally intended strictly for work, but it has a heater and it reportedly works. The gauges are functional, too, the water temp gauge is “not reliable.” It is augmented with aftermarket temperature and oil pressure gauges mounted under the dashboard. There’s also a functional, Fifties-vintage vacuum/fuel efficiency instrument. The chassis and suspension components have reportedly been restored and maintained in stock specifications, with no known issues or needs. Recent service includes new shocks, front and rear, in 2019. There is no play in the manual steering system, and the brake system is said to perform well, having had biannual inspections and service. The truck rolls on radial tires that are approximately five years old and are admittedly about “two-thirds remaining.” They’re mounted on stock 15-inch painted steel wheels that are reported to be clean and without curb rash.