The Ford F-100 debuted for the 1953 model year, replacing the F-1 as the entry level Ford pickup. Ford’s then-new half-ton featured larger dimensions, upgraded engines, and an improved chassis. The windshield now featured a wraparound design, the cab received redesigned doors, the dashboard was new, and an optional panoramic read window could be had.
For the 1961 model year, the F-100 received a complete restyling. The fourth generation F-Series became lower, longer, and larger than previous iterations, with a unibody design and integrated cab and bed. New engine and transmission choices were available. This generation, however, would only last through the 1963 model year.
Our feature 1963 F-100 is a staggering custom, nicknamed “Uno”, that took numerous well-known shops and builders five years to build. The body was stripped to bare metal and smoothed before being sprayed in a glossy stark white hue. The bed is made of airbrushed aluminum that looks like wood, but is lighter and more robust. Bumpers are coated in satin black. The F-100 rolls on gloss black wheels from Billet Specialties measuring 20 inches in front and 22-two inches in back. Stopping duties are handled by Wilwood disc brakes.
Inside the F-100 has a black leather bench seat with Alcantara inserts accented with red diamond-pattern stitching. The dash has been finished in black satin, and is home to Restomod Air climate control with custom vents, Dakota Digital gauges, and a start button rather than a key. A Billet Specialties steering wheel is mounted to the Ididit tilt steering column. The F-100 has also been fitted with a Morel sound system, speakers, sub, and amp.
Powering the Ford F-100 is a 515 horsepower, 547 cubic-inch Roush Yates V8 featuring a Billet Specialties Tru-Trac serpentine drive belt system. Moving that power to the rear wheels is a TCI six-speed automatic transmission, a custom carbon-fiber drive shaft, and a Strange rear diff with 3.89 gears. Spent gases are exhaled through a Cerakoted three-inch exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers. The inner fenders and firewall are finished in a satin black, the 547 cube Roush Yates mill is adorned with gloss black valve covers, a polished billet intake, and the engine bay is highly detailed.
This impressive Ford F-100 will be crossing the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale taking place January 22nd through the 30th.