1955 Ford F-100 Panel Truck
Beginning life as trusted livery for a florist this solid panel has served three stewards throughout its decades of existence. The current steward the same guy who sank $250K in to a ground-up restoration initially located the truck in a church parking lot. At the seasoned age of 13 he began meeting its second owner every Sunday to discuss a sell. Three years later conversation turned into offers $250 changed hands and the panel was driven until 1971 when it had racked up 139K miles. Well-worn ...but completely rust-free the Ford was stashed in dry storage until money could be allotted for a complete restoration. And in May of 2012 this dipped stripped and sealed Effie rolled out of Emmitsburg Maryland's His Place Auto Repair wearing silky Mercedes Silver 2-stage over original Henry Ford steel. Tilt the hood and you'll find 547 cubic inches of Ford Racing stroker motor that twists 570 horsepower into 595 lb./ft. of torque. Behind that mill a tough Richmond 6-speed makes excellent use of a 2-stage hydraulic clutch. That proven gearbox spins a polished Winters 9-inch that's finished with Moser 4.30 gears and trusty Moser axles. That road-ready pumpkin drives a custom frame which cradles RideTech air bags in a polished Martz suspension. Turns come courtesy of a power-assisted Thunderbird steering rack. Solid stops occur when a polished brake booster jolts polished SSBC calipers which squeeze 12-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Everything rolls on American Racing Torq Thrust IIs which spin sticky Falken Ziex radials. And installed by Main Street Upholstery of Frederick Maryland the truck's custom cockpit wraps clean Italian leather around vintage American style. Looking for a unique way to enjoy 570 horsepower? Looking for a unique canvas that'll get the word out about your business? Looking for a unique head turner that mixes timeless style with killer performance? Call click or visit for more information on this killer Ford!