This 1956 Ford F-100 has a true hot rod/rat rod style on the exterior that we all love today. But what's really going to impress you is what's beneath the skin. You've got a performance-built V8, fully upgraded suspension, five-speed stick shift, and four-wheel disc brakes. And you get to enjoy it all from the comfort of an upgraded A/C interior.
Matte black paint is an instant sign of a true hot rod. Everything from the welding marks to the forward leaning stance is all about a tough/aggressive machine built with muscle as its priority. The windshield sun visor, big hood ornament, classic wheel covers, curb feelers, fender skirts, and spotlight are all part of this vintage street machine attitude. While the glossy lumber and bright slats have a premium look that contrasts the exterior's roughneck style, it's really just there to remind people there have been more thought that went into this one than just pure power.
The upgrade to a big back window lets in plenty of extra light to the interior. The exterior black returns inside, and all this darkness makes upgrades like the bench seat with tuck and roll-style inserts really stand out. And while the exterior is about looking mean, the interior is quite thoughtful with comfortable upgrades like power windows, an AM/FM/CD stereo w/Bluetooth, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. The banjo-style wood and chrome steering wheel is on a tilt column, so you get a great view of the upgraded gauges. Did you notice how nicely the tach compliments the floor shifter?
The reason why this one can look so mean on the outside is because of what's under the hood. It's a 351 cubic-inch stroker V8 that now displaces 393ci total. This was a full performance build done in 2012. It includes a Comp Cams camshaft, MSD coil, high rise intake, and Quick Fuel four-barrel carburetor. And headers feed the sweet-sounding side exhaust. The full package is rated at 430 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, and we have the dyno sheet to prove it! To make sure this power is properly handled, nearly $4k was invested in the Tremec five-speed manual transmission, including the upgraded the flywheel and bellhousing, too. As you look at the undercarriage photos, you'll see desirable added features like the Heidts Mustang II front end and a four-link rear with adjustable coilovers. Plus, power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes deliver a terrific all-around driving package.
It took a lot of time, effort, and money to get an upgraded classic like this, and we have the build receipts to prove it. So if you love a mean-looking and powerful classic that's also quite comfortable, don't miss this deal. Call now!