And it's up for sale.
The Ford F-150 is the most popular truck in America, and with good reason, but a lot of its success is down to how good its forefathers were. One such early success was the F-100, a vehicle that has always been extremely popular with tuners and hot rodders. As such, it's tough to find unmolested examples out there, but Vanguard Motor Sales has found just such a vehicle, and it's practically brand new.
With just 57,111 miles on the clock, this 1971 F-100 4x4 is a highly sought-after four-speed model too, making it all the more desirable. Plus, it starts on the first try.
According to Vanguard, the body is beautifully straight. As you can tell by the quality of the paint finish in a bold orange shade, this isn't quite an original F-100 Ranger XLT. It has undergone a frame off restoration, with every bolt and nut being looked at. It features 15-inch wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, a tonneau cover, and a whole lot of chrome from the front right to the back. As the video points out, even the rubbers surrounding the windshield appear to be brand new. The underside looks just as good, and the engine bay is also quite pretty. Here, you'll find a 360 cubic inch Ford V8 fueled by an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor.
Inside, black vinyl upholstery adorns most of the cabin, with the headliner finished in the same color too. All the door jambs were painted along with the rest of the vehicle, including the dash. The gauges are original but clean and the only hint of modernity beyond how fresh everything looks is the aftermarket radio and sound system setup. So what does all this excellence cost? Since it's not all original and is the kind of truck you might actually use instead of storing in a collection, the asking price is a relatively low $64,900. Sure, that's more than the base price of today's F-150, but today's Fords don't look anywhere near as cool as this.