1954 Ford F100

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1954 Ford F100
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1954 Ford F-100 The owner purchased this truck almost 10 years ago because he simply likes old cars and trucks and saw this one advertised at a show. So he bought it. He hasn't done much to it in his time of ownership except regular maintenance. He did install a new Optima battery and because he regularly attends cruise nights and cars shows, bringing coolers, chairs, etc, he installed a plastic bedliner and easily opened velcro/vinyl cover. Other work that was been done before he .....
purchased it: The truck was painted in the silver metallic and pinstriped, including the rims, running boards and interior. A 1971 302 V8 was installed (reportedly out of a Mustang) and is running the stock 2 bbl carb and stock exhaust manifolds, out through a true dual exhaust, with glass packs, that exits on each side, in front of each rear wheel. A custom stainless fan shrouds wraps around the stock steel fan. It runs the power through a three speed manual (shifted on the column) and out to a D44 rear end which has 3:54 gears, so it'll cruise on the highway pretty well. The truck was also lowered 2" on the stock suspension using re-arched springs. The steering is armstrong and the brakes are from the same manufacturer, leg strong model, 4 wheel drum. The wheels are a standard steel with chrome lug covers and trim rings and they are wrapped with Dunlop Radial Rovers up front and Dayton Quadra XT2's in back, all in 235/75/R15. The headlights are an HD halogen replacement bulb. All lights work. Inside, the truck has a reupholstered red vinyl bench seat, stock steering wheel, after market ammeter and oil pressure gauge, Sony AM/FM/Cassette stereo, original, refurbished heater, red carpet, new red sun visors, removable floor console, over the shoulder seat belts and bouncy dice and hula girl. The 302 delivers a bit of torque and in this light weight truck, it will light the tires up and move the truck along rather well. The owner has really enjoyed the truck and in that end the truck is not a prefect, concours specimen. She can still take home a trophy but does have a few small imperfections when you get close and start poking around. The body is all steel and rust free except for some light surface rust in a couple areas. Turn the key, pull the choke a little, one tap of the gas and hit the starter button, she rumbles to life. Very reliable, fun truck and ready for a new home as the owner has sold his CT residence and is heading south. Asking price is $30,000. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
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AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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