One of the best looking of all vintage trucks are the early ’50s Ford F100 models like this 1953 Ford F100. There is a lot that can be done with trucks of this sort from a straight restoration to a hot-rodded restomod like the 1953 Ford F100 seen here. This F100 is for sale on Hemmings at auction, and as of writing the bidding is up to $20,000.
The truck is on auction with a reserve price that hasn’t been met. There is no indication of what the reserve price for the truck is. The seller says that the truck has 1,414 miles on it since the restoration. It has what the seller calls a later-model engine and drive train. The engine is a 302 cubic-inch V8, and it is paired up with a Ford AOD 4-speed automatic transmission.
The build used a Plymouth Volare front subframe to get the updated powertrain under the hood. The swap is said to be common for the 1953 Ford F100 trucks under restoration as it also gets an independent front suspension and disc brakes; the rear axle has drum brakes on it.
The interior of the truck has nicer beige covering for the door panels and a new headliner along with new Auto Meter instruments. The truck has no AC and no heat according to the seller but has power steering and a modern audio system with speakers in the kick panel.
The 1953 Ford F100 wasn’t built to concourse standards, but it is clean and well done, making for a nice cruise night truck. Check out this 1971 Ford F100 with a Boss 302 engine.