1956 F-100 comes with over 500 horsepower.
Until the first F-series truck arrived in 1947, Ford's cars and trucks mostly shared the same chassis designs. The F-series marked the divergence as Ford designed a chassis intended specifically for truck use. 1956 was the last year of the second generation of F-series trucks, which also introduced the three-digit nomenclature and turned the half-ton F-1 into the F-100. The second generation also became the first of the iconic F-Series trucks with its wraparound windshield and new front grille and headlight design. It also featured a new 4.4-liter Y-block V8, dubbed the "Power King." However, this beast going up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2020 event has a whole new level of power under the hood.
Powering this extreme custom F-100 is a Ford Racing GT350 Voodoo engine. This rev-happy 5.2-liter V8 from the Shelby Mustang GT350 is rated at 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque and makes a sound like no other thanks to a custom Kooks exhaust system.
The builder didn't just slap a crate engine in an F-100, though. A custom boxed chassis was designed and built to handle the stresses of so much power. Cobra independent front and rear suspension then helps the truck lay the power down and not fall off the road when the driver's right foot becomes heavy.
Before being painted Keystone Satin Black, all the body panels were reworked, and the rear fenders widened by three inches. The F-100 also had new running boards fitted as well as a smooth tailgate and a one-of-a-kind GT350 Cobra bed. It also features LED headlights and taillights and shaved turn signals amongst a litany of modifications to the look of the truck and its stance. Inside are leather bucket seats, a custom console, dashboard, and audio system. After all, if you're going to drive something as hellacious as this, the inside should be as broodingly stylish as the outside.