Restomodded vintage pickups have arguably never been hotter, with a number of examples attracting significant interest (and dollars) at auction in recent months. Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8 remains a popular engine choice for these sorts of builds as well, whether they be second-gen Ford F-Series pickups or later models. This gorgeous 1972 Ford F-100 that’s going up for grabs at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Scottsdale auction certainly fits in that category as well, and features some truly stunning build quality to boot.
Appropriately nicknamed “El Diablo,” this 1972 Ford F-100 looks the part thanks to high-gloss red paint that covers a heavily modified body. Exterior highlights include a front clip that’s been narrowed by two inches, a bed that’s been widened one inch, custom-fabricated heat extractors in the hood, tucked front and rear bumpers, welded body seams, an auto-lift bed, shaved marker lights, flush mounted glass, and satin aluminum trim.
The vintage F-100 rides on a custom frame that’s been painted to match the exterior and fitted with an Airlift air suspension, a four-link rear suspension, a Currie 9-inch rear end, and a Heidts front suspension. Wilwood disc brakes slow it all down in a hurry, which is good given the fact that the 5.0L Coyote V8 under the hood provides a bit more power than stock thanks to the Whipple supercharger resting on top. A six-speed automatic transmission handles the shifts so the driver can kick back and enjoy the cruise.
As one might imagine by now, the interior is also a work of art that features lots of red leather covering custom seats with an integrated center console, plenty of billet trim, a Vintage Air HVAC system, a custom dash with a 1950s style gauge cluster, and Ford Mustang inspired door panels. This gorgeous 1972 F-100 is certainly a show-worthy ride, and it has proven that by winning Goodguy’s Truck of the Year in 2021, among other awards, and scoring three magazine covers. As far as how much this sweet ride will ultimately hammer for, well, we’d guess a lot, especially considering the state of the market these days.