Classic Van Auction Talk

Tuesday 30 April 2019

1969 FORD F100 STEPSIDE PICK-UP - HISTORICS AUCTIONS Mercedes Benz World Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL Saturday 18th May 2019


Mercedes Benz World
Brooklands Dr, Weybridge KT13 0SL
Saturday 18th May 2019

Registration No: RFG 235G
Chassis No: F10YKF93923
Guide Price: £23,000 - £26,000

  • Subject of a ten-month restoration
  • Only 3000 miles covered since the rebuild
The Ford F-Series is a series of light-duty trucks and medium-duty trucks that have been marketed and manufactured since 1948, the F-Series includes full-size pick-up trucks, chassis cab trucks, and commercial vehicles. Introduced in 1967, the fifth generation F-Series Pick-up was built on the same platform as the 1965 revision of the fourth generation. Dimensions and greenhouse glass were increased, engine options expanded and plusher trim levels became available during the fifth generation's production run. Suspension components from all 1969 F-Series models are completely interchangeable. A variant of the fifth generation F-Series was produced until 1992 in Brazil for the South American market. 

This fabulous looking vehicle was imported from Lewisville, Texas in 2017 and has undergone a painstaking restoration and rebuild whilst in the present owners' tenure. This restoration was thorough and took craftsmen ten months to complete. It was stripped to its basic components with all body sections removed. The chassis and bodywork are solid and corrosion free according to the vendor. Although the truck is registered as a Historic Vehicle and is MoT exempt, it has an MoT test certificate with no advisories. This wonderful truck has covered a mere 3000 miles since its rebuild and has been at several shows, featuring in the Horsham Americana show in September 2018 which is an extremely well-attended event. Powered by a Ford 5.9 litre V8 engine which is mated to a three-speed manual gearbox, the sound of which is amazing when heard via its twin new exhausts mounted to each side of the vehicle. Special paint was sourced and mixed in Claret Red, which was intentionally made one shade lower than Ferrari Red. All body parts were painted before re-assembly, several coats of sealer paint were applied and hand rubbed down with care, then several coats of the red colour coat were applied and again hand rubbed down between each coat. No less than five coats of lacquer were then applied with a specially mixed gold flake metal mix. The finish is mirror gloss that catches sunlight highlighting the gold metal flakes. Contained within the history file is a comprehensive list of what was done to this fantastic truck and we would strongly recommend a read of this.

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