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1970 Ford F-100 Has Been In One Family For 50 Years


The green pickup truck you see in the images here certainly isn’t a show truck, but it’s a clean example of the classic 1970 Ford F-100 that is for sale. These trucks are increasingly desirable, and this vehicle has been in one family since brand-new. The seller says his dad bought the truck in the fall of 1969 and he inherited the truck from his father in 2016.

He says that his father was a master mechanic and kept up with all the maintenance on the truck himself. The 1970 Ford F-100 has a 302 cubic-inch V-8 engine paired up with an automatic transmission. The truck is on the original engine and transmission and still runs well with 91,348 miles on the odometer. The seller says that the odometer has not rolled over.

Four new tires are fitted to the original wheels, and the truck has two of its original hubcaps. While some prefer the short bed version, this particular truck is the long bed. It appears to be mostly stock other than aftermarket side mirrors and a camper shell that can be removed. The seller says the truck is very clean and was never driven in salt or snow.

The truck was stored most of its life under a metal carport, and at some point, the outside of the truck was painted with a brush and spray paint. In the images, the flat green paint looks like it may be primer of some sort. The truck does have air-conditioning and an AM radio, but we aren’t sure if either work as they are not mentioned in the description. This clean truck may be a great base for someone to start a full restoration or build a show truck on. The seller is asking $12,000 for the truck. 1970 was one of our favorite years for Ford cars and trucks, like the rare 1970 Ford Torino Cobra we talked about not long ago.

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Source: Classic Cars


Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Seth Hendley


  2. JohnR

    I have a 1969 F-100 Ranger shortbed that has belonged to three uncles, an aunt, and my grandfather.

    Unfortunately, the original engine and bed were replaced. The truck was a big block from the factory, and one uncle took the engine out for a car. Another uncle bought it and had a late 70s 351W put in it for my grandfather to drive.

    In the 1990s, the original hed, having been destroyed by rust after fertilizer was left in it, was replaced by an early 1980s step side bed. Yesterday, the teenager from across the street and I removed that bed.

    I could go on lol but suffice it to say, the truck is getting a real restoration this time. The last time (1990s, consisting of the replacement bed and a repaint), the work was done by prisoners. It will be done by professionals this time. That does not include yours truly. Haha.

    Overall, the truck is pretty well off. Most of the major rust areas in the cab are clean, with one small hole on the passenger side. Cab mounts, etc, are solid.


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