1955 Ford F-100 Pickup, Original Owner!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: F-100
- Type: Standard Cab Pickup
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 48,107
- VIN: F10V5P16611
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 239 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Ford F-100
Up for auction is this beautiful, one family owned, 1955 Ford F-100 Pickup. I am selling this truck for myneighbor, who's father purchased it brand new in August 1957 while living in California. The truck has been in Minnesota since the early 70’s.
After retiring in 2001, her father sent the truck out for a professional, cab-on-frame body restoration. The body was stripped to bare metal, repaired as needed, and then painted a beautiful burgundy red color with white wheels and grille. The burgundy color continues inside the cab with various accenting, plus a gray painted dash and door panels. All painted surfaces were wet sanded and polished. Also during the restoration, the rear bed floor was replaced with new oak boards and stainless steel dividing strips. In addition, custom running boards were built using several layers of oak boards. Very nice and truly one of a kind! The boards were sprayed with a protective sealer and still look very nice. New chrome and stainless steel parts were also added throughout the truck. The truck was a crowd favorite at the local car shows and parades!
After her father’s passing in 2012, the truck sat indoors until spring of 2016 when she asked me to finish the truck so that it could be offered for sale. After a thorough cleaning, some additional restoration work was performed. The bench seat was recovered with new seat foam and gray tweed cloth with black vinyl accent. Also, new kick panels, sun visors and glove box were added to the interior. Elsewhere, a new battery, ignition coil, hood hinge springs and tailgate chains were installed. The oil and filter were changed, and the coolant and fuel systems were flushed. I converted the original oil-filled air cleaner to a paper element filter which is much easier to service.
Overall, this is a really nice looking truck that would still display well at any car show or parade. There are a couple very small paint chips on the right fender, a couple of abrasions between the hood side edges and fenders caused by weak hood springs (now replaced), and a few small bubbles in the paint along one of the front fender lips. Otherwise, the paint looks beautiful with no orange peel, and the bodywork is straight and smooth.
The original 239ci V8 engine starts easily using a manual choke and push button start. The electrical system still retains 6V positive ground and generator. The truck drives well down the road - the suspension and steering feel tight and the braking is pretty good, except a slight tendency for the front to pull to the right (left wheel cylinder stuck?). The 4-speed transmission and clutch shift well. The heater, lights, turn signals, wipers and horn function well, but the fuel gauge doesn’t work, so the new owner will start off with a full tank of gas. I replaced the left window glass, otherwise the remaining glass is in good condition. The tires are Goodyear Wrangler HT’s with lots of tread left. The odometer reads 48K miles, but it is not known if that is accurate.
There is a slight drip from the rear differential cover, and the crankcase breather draft tube leaks some oil immediately following a drive, which apparently is common with these trucks. I just throw a small catch pan under it for a few minutes until it stops. Also, the cab has a slight lean to the front left when viewed from behind. With the frame on jack stands and suspension hanging loose, the truck sits perfectly level, so I assume the left front leaf spring will need to be replaced. The spring doesn’t appear broken, it just lost its arch after many years of use. It seems most people that buy these trucks end up replacing them with lowering springs anyway.
I have tried to describe this vehicle to the best of my ability, and I encourage you to inspect it before placing a bid. Please ask all questions and/or request additional photos before bidding. This vehicle will be sold “as-is” with no guarantee or warranty. I have it listed locally and have the right to cancel this ad if sold. Original paperwork dating back to 1957 and recent receipts will be included with this sale. The title is clear and in-hand.Thank you for your interest and good luck!