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November 12th Update – preparing for Truckin’ Tuesday we noticed that while the post link is still valid, the private seller lowered their price $2,000 to $18,000. Good luck with the purchase!
Posted on Sunday in Burlington, New Jersey here on Craigslist is this rare and mildly customized 1965 Ford Econoline pickup the private seller recently lowered the original asking price $2,000 to $18,000. The “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range currently listed on the NADA Guides Online Tool is $8,280, $16,020, and $35,460, respectively, so the seller’s expectations appear to be aligned with market estimates. If you are seriously interested in this rare truck, you can call the current caretaker at (609) 315-4704 .
Ford introduced its Falcon-derived Econoline forward-control E100 line for the 1961 model year to compete with Volkswagen’s increasingly popular Type 2 as well as Chevrolet’s Corvair-based trucks. In addition to panel and window vans, Ford launched a pickup version such as the example presented here. Unlike the Falcon, the first generation Econoline used a solid front axle suspended by leaf springs. Ford placed water-cooled inline six engines between the front seats to create a mid-engine layout for the Truck’s short 90 inch wheelbase. Ford offered Econoline pickups in two window configurations: three windows and five windows with square units located in the rear cab corners such as the example presented here. While far shorter than an F-100, E-100s came equipped with a seven-foot long cargo bed. The example featured here came fitted with the then-optional 101 gross horsepower 170 cubic inch inline six mated to a three-speed manual transmission.
The current caretaker proclaims he has not seen a better example of an E100 five window than his and encourages prospective buyers to see the vehicle in person. This truck features a new interior, radio, and front bumper. The owner does not mention anything needing attention currently and based on the pictures provided, it appears to be ready for cruising. If you’re interested in owning a classic truck but dare to be different, this E100 certainly makes a great candidate. Good luck with the purchase!
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