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This 1955 Ford F100 Wagon With Flame Painted Exterior Can Bring The Heat

Any time a classic or vintage vehicle becomes a candidate for restoration, a dilemma arises: should the vehicle be reconditioned to its stock specifications or transformed into something else? There is no right answer to this question, as both courses of action can produce a great result, while aso delivering valuable contributions to automotive history and culture. But in the case of this 1955 Ford F100 wagon that recently popped up for sale on Garage Kept Motors, we’re going to side with the customizers who turned the once ordinary vehicle into a ride that righteously chafes against conformity.

Unsurprisingly, the main draw for this 1955 Ford F100 wagon is the exterior, which has been repainted with a healthy dose of flames that start at the front end and trickle to the rear. The chrome is either brand new or has been restored back to its original condition too. Paired with the black paint, this is a ride guaranteed to ruffle feathers out in the suburbs, and those who’d prefer the wheel covers to not come from Cadillac. It is unclear why the wagon comes equipped with covers from GM’s luxury division, but they do look good, which is probably why they’re on the Ford. A lowered suspension with staggered wheels gives the wagon an imposing presence.

Attention, money and resources were also devoted to the interior, which received an extensive rehab. There’s new, highly polished wood on the floor of the 1955 Ford F100 wagon, but it’s the new upholstery that really stands out. To complement the exterior, the carpets, seats, and sides of the cabin are very, very red, a fitting look for a wagon with flames on its side.

Fortunately, anyone who wants to shake up their neighborhood will have an easy time doing so, as this 1955 Ford F100 wagon sports an automatic transmission, plus a 350 cubic-inch V8, which should make burnouts a cinch. It also should hold up well over time, as the wagon has apparently only traveled 9,243 miles since new.

Garage Kept Autos is currently asking $32,900 for the wagon, which seems appropriate, given the amount of work put into it. In any event, it’s bound to turn heads wherever it goes.

We’ll have more vintage Fords to share with you soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-100 news, Ford F-Series news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. jerry w guess

    really ?? another chevy powered ford on the ford authority website, it a good looking truck but c’mon

  2. Michael Thompson

    C’mon man! Chevy powered??

  3. Dennis J Anderson

    WTF they were not called wagons, they were called panel trucks, and ditto on the wimpy 350 chevy. I bet it can’t even turn the tires over

    1. John Yeoman

      Edward, I truly hope that you’re checking the comments to your articles because we’re not pleased with seeing an antiquated bowtie motor in a nice blue oval product. A Windsor motor is at least as capable as a SBC, and a Coyote would blow it’s doors off. Any decent car appraiser would advise against other brands of motors in the interest of maintaining the vehicle’s highest value. C’mon, don’t do this kind of crap, please.

  4. Junior Roberts

    If I wanted to see this kinda crap I would go to Hot Rod. I’m outta here.

  5. Gary.

    I’m constantly amaze why on earth they keep putting GM motors in these vechiels. It use to be least expensive to do so but in the last 15 years or so that’s not true any more. There should be a 351 in that dude and I guarantee it would as good if not better.

  6. Billy

    Just another Frankenstein Ford.

  7. Nelson DT

    Wagon is a misnomer. They were called either a sedan delivery or a panel delivery.

  8. Matt

    Should be banned from this. Why?Why?

  9. Ken Powell

    I agree with all you guys. I had a 56 Sunliner convertible with the 312 T-Bird engine.That engine along with getting rid of the flames would make that truck very cool.

  10. Ford500guy

    Yeah, so what is the deal here? You can’t even call this PANEL TRUCK what is based on the f100 truck a WAGON? Really, and the gall and audacity of some STUPID PEOPLES KIDS putting a Generic motors turd really chafes my a$$!! Gm is CRAP!!! JUNK, CHUVY JUNK! DAMNIT!!!!

  11. Lee Glidewell

    I thought this looked interesting until I noticed there was no distributor visible on the front of the engine. Sacrilege, Puke. This thing has a bowtie boat anchor under the hood. Now we find out it has Government Motors wheels on it.
    Come on ‘Ford Authority’, y’all are losing what little credibility y’all may have had, and y’all are going to lose subscribers featuring crud like this. Maybe y’all are Obama hold-overs and think we need to be ‘diversified’? Y’all are in for a sad, rude, but justified, awakening!
    Sheesh people, git-a-clue before it’s too late.

  12. Lurch

    Yes, it’s a panel, not a wagon. It’s not the direct ancestor of the Expedition.

    While Chevy has made fine V8s over the years, dropping small blocks in non-GM rides is a trend from the distant past. I’m sure someone will buy it.

  13. john

    why mess good truck up with chevy motor its not true ford Build a Ford make it all ford

  14. Sam Shive

    Did you all forget that little boys wear bowties…….My first love was a 56 Panel. I bought it when I was 13 and worked on it till I hit 16. Took my driving test in it. To see this with a cheap ass chevy in it brakes my FORD BLUE BLEEDING HEART. Quit Posting Trash ( chevy ) On A FORD Page


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