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Pick of the Day: One-off customized 1969 Ford F100 pickup truck

This vintage vehicle has undergone cosmetic and mechanical transformation


Like it or hate it, but you likely won’t be ambiguous about the Pick of the Day, a customized 1969 Ford F100 being offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Nashville, Tennessee.

The dealer’s description starts with the truck’s mechanical transformation, and it’s impressive, but the first thing you notice isn’t what’s under the hood but the fact this truck doesn’t look like any other you’ve likely ever seen.

1969 Ford F100, Pick of the Day: One-off customized 1969 Ford F100 pickup truck, ClassicCars.com Journal

The top has been chopped and the backlight has been replaced by an old-fashioned oval piece of glass. Various exterior features have been frenched. Although the advertisement doesn’t state it, the grille and canted headlamps appear to have come from a 1960 Lincoln Continental.

The ad points out that the exterior is done in an off-white base with blue/green pearl and violet ghost flames that are so subtle they really don’t show up in the multitude of photos included in the online display.

The dealer notes that inside the cabin, you’ll find “everything inside has been modified, moved, replace or customized” with power windows and locks, a tilt steering wheel, keyless entry, bucket seats and anti-theft system. The truck also has power disc brakes and power steering, and performance radial tires on alloy wheels.

1969 Ford F100, Pick of the Day: One-off customized 1969 Ford F100 pickup truck, ClassicCars.com Journal

Those performance tires are needed because the truck has a built 460cid V8 punched out .030 over and with Lunati cam and lifters, 543 lift/280 duration Milodon double-roller timing chain, heavy-duty valvetrain components and chrome-moly push rods, among other “goodies.”

Power goes through a built Ford C-6 automatic transmission to a posi-traction 3:25 rear end.

“Driving this truck, you will not feel like you are in a 51-year-old truck, you will think ‘wow, this feels like a new truck’,” the dealer says. “You will not be wrong.”

The script on the truck’s tailgate reads: “Just A Little Behind The Times.” However, as the dealer points out, while this truck’s exterior highlights its vintage age, under the hood and in the cabin it’s all been modernized.

This one-off custom build is offered for $38,500. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Please be gentle with what you say.
    The work done here indicates that the builder had a dream to create something that no own else
    would do. the amount of work done only indicates that He fulfilled His dream.
    So with that being said , think beyond the box and realize that this is a dream come true !

  2. I don’t know what the writer has been smoking, but the grille definitely does not come from a ’60 Lincoln. And I agree with other posters….hideous looking. Ruined a good “bump side”.

  3. I do not like the rear window it should be a wide window like the 56 Ford had. the engine is to big for me but it is ok, it would get great mileage with a 2:50 type ratio and still have a great get away.

  4. Well, its definitely a statement. Quite an ‘unFordlike’ departure however, certainly not unAmerican!!! Although I am generally a traditionalist, I appreciate the artwork.

  5. Custom is cool guys…. ever been to California?!!
    Those custom cars will show you how the West was won! This truck could proudly go cruisin’ down Van Nuys Blvd., or any freeway out there, and definitely knock some socks off ; )

    • That is one person’s dream not much more than that.
      The workmanship is very good, the design leaves a lot to be desired.
      Different strokes for different folks.

  6. This is truly a case of to each his own…nothing I would want but then it wasn’t built for me….hope the new owner enjoys it…

  7. The haters on here are jealous because they can’t build anything on there own.a lot of labor and love went into this truck and is very cool.


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