The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 143
1953 Ford F-100 Pickup

Selling on Saturday

1953 Ford F-100 Pickup


• The 50th Anniversary of the Ford Pickup
• Beautiful burgundy paint over nice straight body panels
• Clean stainless-steel and pine truck bed looks like new
• Fully ready to enjoy for work or play

215 cid inline six-cylinder engine, 110 HP, three-speed manual transmission, front solid axle with leaf springs, rear live axle with leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 110

Ford celebrated its golden anniversary with an all-new truck in 1953. The 1953 Ford F-100 styling was clean and modern and a big step up, but it didn't end there. It had a new cab design with more room and a modern, integrated look. It still looked like a truck - tough, solid, practical, and ruggedly handsome - but was larger and more comfortable. It was a big success when new, with over 116,000 sold, and today, the F-100 enjoys an almost cult-like following as a highly desirable collector vehicle.

Ford F-100s were groundbreaking - not for what they could haul in their beds - but for how nicely they hauled what was in front - the passengers. They were the first trucks designed with ergonomics in mind, including a wider, more comfortable seat, sound deadener in the doors, and a large, one-piece curved windshield, and larger rear glass for improved visibility. Inside, this sharp truck features a redesigned instrument cluster that is easier to read, with all the dash switches relocated, bringing them within easier reach of the driver. The bodywork on this truck is impressive and the burgundy paint finish is deep and beautiful, with clean, clear glass and restored rubber trim. The painted grille and chrome bumper are factory-correct, and out back theres a 6-1/2-foot step-side style bed with a fine wood and stainless-steel floor. It rides on the factory steel wheels with full chrome trim rings and hubcaps. Out front, the engine bay is tidy and well-maintained; inside, the upholstery is all new, with clean glass and clear gauges throughout. Its a beautiful, ready-to-enjoy truck that is certain to turn heads wherever you go. With fine workmanship and a very high level of fit and finish, this lovely F-100 is sure to be a blast to drive and stay strong in the market for many years to come.

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