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Lot 33
1952 Ford F100 Custom Truck


From the Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell


• Only 80 miles since full custom build
• ISCA award winner
• LT1 V-8 Corvette engine
• 700R4 automatic transmission
• Vintage Air air-conditioning system

LT1 V-8 Corvette Engine, Turbo Hydramatic 700R4 automatic transmission, TCI chassis, original body, Ford 9-inch rear end, Wilwood power disc brakes

When the Ford F100 debuted in 1948, it became a part of the common man’s American dream and vision to own one for their family. Originally known as the “Ford Bonus Built”, it was their first post-World War II pickup available to the public. The F100 series became Ford’s best-selling pickup truck since the year 1929, and in 1950-51 those sales numbers tripled. The high spike in sales was helped by growing fear across the nation as many Americans thought that the growing tensions with the Korean War would slow down production and restrictions would be placed on trucks to help with the war efforts. These fears were proven to be true when, in 1952, Ford’s quotas for production dropped significantly. As a result this custom Ford offered here has become much more desirable in the collector automobile world. Because of that stall in production and sales, many see the ‘52 as a pinnacle pickup truck for car collectors. Even though the F100 pickup was a part of the common man’s dream to own, this 1952 pickup has nothing remotely synonymous with the word “common”. Taking over a year to build, this stunning creation was purposefully crafted for cruising the open roads and stealing awards at shows. Impressive and street legal, with only 80 miles on it since completion, this F100 stands tall in any custom truck crowd.

The first thing that catches the eye is the no-corners-cut two-tone exterior. It is presented in a sparkling light tan over brown paint with a contrasting bright orange pin stripe through the middle and polished chrome throughout. The aggressive sound of the LT1 V-8 Corvette engine makes one want jump in the cab, grab the wheel and put your foot through the floor. The 700R4 automatic transmission and LT1 V-8 combine to create a thrilling ride down any road. Built on a TCI chassis with chrome plated arms and the original body, it features full custom Coy wheels and Nitto tires, as well as upgraded Wilwood disc brakes all the way around to effectively bring all that power to a safe and pleasing halt. With a 9-inch Ford rear end and top-of-the-line RideTech Fox shock kit, the drive is sure to be a smooth one. Other notable features under the hood are a Moroso Racing coolant tank, headers, and a striking chrome finish throughout.

The craftsmanship remains evident when entering the cab of the truck, with the all-around custom leather interior by the experts at HIDE Originals, LLC that tastefully brings the entire build together. The bench seating is finished in a comfortable tan leather with a pull-down middle console option, as well as many chrome features that complement the leather. Many modern-day conveniences are featured as well, such as rack and pinion power steering, Vintage Air air-conditioning, power brakes, and power windows. A proven winner, this meticulous custom build comes with the recognition of the award of First Place for Outstanding Engine and Interior at the ISCA Summit Racing Equipment Auto Show. With a background of winning awards and demanding attention, this no-expense-spared custom is guaranteed to set itself apart from the rest.

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