1962 Ford F100 Unibody


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1962 Ford F100
Price
$20,000
Condition
Very Good
Mileage
21,677
Transmission Type
Manual
Exterior Color
Turquoise
Interior Color
Turquoise
Category  Trucks

Description
1962 Ford F100 "Unibody" Pick Up This is an original California black plate truck that was brought into CT by a collector roughly 6 years ago. The truck originally came out of the San Jose Ford plant in June 1962 and was painted Mint Green, it was armed with a 292 Y-block V8. Both of those have since been changed. The Y-Block is an earlier version from 57-59 and the color has been changed at least twice. Just recently the truck was painted in the beautiful Corinthian White over .....
Caribbean Turquoise and the interior was done to match with new vinyl on the seat, and corresponding colors on the doors and dashboard. The chrome is in great condition and the body and frame are rust/rot free. The engine starts and runs wonderfully and has an interesting, new dual exhaust set up, it puts it's 135 HP to the ground via a T98 4 speed manual transmission and Ford 9" rear diff/axle. The current owner also put new tires on her, new shocks and several tune up bits (hoses, wires, spark plugs, cap/rotor, etc). She looks great and will make someone a great driver. With some attention to details (like replacing the worn pedal rubber), cleaning and removal of the overspray in spots, this truck will come up another notch or two. The odometer reads 21,677 miles but I would imagine that to be 121,677. This is not just another Ford truck though. This is what Ford called the Integral Body, where as the bed of the truck is not a separate unit but molded/melded to the cab. Ford didn't sell an awful lot these over the 2.5 year run as they A) weren't very popular and B) there were rumors circulating that overloading the bed would cause the doors to get jammed shut. There's nothing that corroborates those rumors, so nothing to fear.. Not that you'd be loading this truck to over capacity anytime soon. This also a long wheel base version, 122", making it even more of a limited edition. Although Ford didn't keep exact records of breakdowns of truck build numbers (LWB vs SWB vs 2WD vs 4WD) it is guesstimated that of the 24K Unibody trucks built, less than half were the LWB version. If you can see yourself cruising in this Turquoise and White sixties pick up truck, with a special flare, the keys are waiting. Totally ready to fire up and go driving. As I've mentioned several times before, this is another great way into classic car at a rather affordable price point. $20,000 will take this truck to a new home. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person/take a test drive or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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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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