1962 Ford F100 "Unibody" Pick Up
This is an original California black plate truck that was brought into CT by a collector roughly 6 years ago.
The truck originally came out of the San Jose Ford plant in June 1962 and was painted Mint Green, it was armed with a 292 Y-block V8.
Both of those have since been changed. The Y-Block is an earlier version from 57-59 and the color has been changed at least twice. Just recently the truck was painted in the beautiful Corinthian White over Caribbean Turquoise and the interior was done to match with new vinyl on the seat, and corresponding colors on the doors and dashboard. The chrome is in great condition and the body and frame are rust/rot free.
The engine starts and runs wonderfully and has an interesting, new dual exhaust set up, it puts it's 135 HP to the ground via a T98 4 speed manual transmission and Ford 9" rear diff/axle. The current owner also put new tires on her, new shocks and several tune up bits (hoses, wires, spark plugs, cap/rotor, etc).
She looks great and will make someone a great driver. With some attention to details (like replacing the worn pedal rubber), cleaning and removal of the overspray in spots, this truck will come up another notch or two.
The odometer reads 21,677 miles but I would imagine that to be 121,677.
This is not just another Ford truck though. This is what Ford called the Integral Body, where as the bed of the truck is not a separate unit but molded/melded to the cab. Ford didn't sell an awful lot these over the 2.5 year run as they A) weren't very popular and B) there were rumors circulating that overloading the bed would cause the doors to get jammed shut. There's nothing that corroborates those rumors, so nothing to fear.. Not that you'd be loading this truck to over capacity anytime soon. This also a long wheel base version, 122", making it even more of a limited edition. Although Ford didn't keep exact records of breakdowns of truck build numbers (LWB vs SWB vs 2WD vs 4WD) it is guesstimated that of the 24K Unibody trucks built, less than half were the LWB version.
If you can see yourself cruising in this Turquoise and White sixties pick up truck, with a special flare, the keys are waiting. Totally ready to fire up and go driving. As I've mentioned several times before, this is another great way into classic car at a rather affordable price point.
$20,000 will take this truck to a new home.
Any questions, to schedule a time to see her in person/take a test drive or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for the interest.
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