While we can love a classic truck for its honest and dependable roots, this 1963 Ford F-100 is more about commanding our attention by being a true street machine. With super-slick paint, an adjustable air ride suspension, custom interior, overdrive transmission, and serious V8 power under the hood, it's one that can easily be driven anywhere and it look great everywhere.
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has some timeless curves. The large indent in the sheetmetal that hugs the hood line and wraps around the doors has the same kind of appeal as an hourglass figure. And both the front and rear fenders have some impressive curves of their own. It's only highlighted further on a body that has had much of its trim expertly deleted and a high-gloss deep green paint laid on top. There's brightwork in all the right places, like the bumpers, door handles, and the slats of the real wood bed. And we especially like the full chain mesh setup across the front end. The bright Race Industries alloys come with a nice 18/20 inch front/rear stagger for a sporty stance. And any time you want to make it look even more aggressive, the air ride suspension lets you dial-in your custom position.
The tan interior is a timeless color combo against the deep green exterior, and you can see that they invested nicely here. The seat is a full custom setup with individually bolstered backs and individual armrests. And since it's finished in a supple leather, you know this is absolutely comfy. The door panels, carpet piping, and headliner coordinate with the seat for a uniform package. The center console also matches while housing the controls for the air ride suspension and AM/FM/CD stereo. There are more great comfort features, including power windows and provisions for R134a air conditioning. It's a driver-oriented setup with a modern Billet specialties leather-wrapped wheel mounted on Ididit tilt column. This gives you a clear view to the full Classic Instruments custom gauge panel. Plus, there's a Lokar shifter for your right hand. You may have noticed that the dash has a similar colorful design to the Ford lettering on the tailgate. It's a great unifying touch, and this is not the only place you'll see it.
The first thing that catches your eye is the full custom graphics package that on the smooth fender walls and firewall. And in the center is an extremely tidy and shining V8. So you'll probably win awards for the engine bay alone. And when you look beyond the style, you're going to see a ton of substance. This is a Chevy's 350 cubic-inch small block installed by Bad Ass Racing Engines in 2004. It has all the right performance pieces, including aluminum heads, a Holley double-pumper four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and shorty headers. But more than just powerful, this has the right supporting components like a MSD ignition, steel braided hoses, and aluminum radiator with electric fan. Bad Ass also made the four-speed automatic transmission, and so it knows how to handle the motor's power while also delivering comfortable overdrive. The undercarriage photos reveal an upgraded frame, a Mustang II-style front end, and a four-link read. Plus, you have rack & pinion power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and grippy modern tires.
The sale comes with a large file of build receipts documenting over $60,000 invested in this pickup. It's the best of a custom build, and it can all be yours if you call today!