Barn Flip: 1966 Ford F100 – SOLD!

Oct 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

October 5th Update – Well that didn’t take long.  Just one week after posting this South Carolina barn find, the seller deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re now able to call this F100 “Sold!”

Classic cars and trucks tucked away in various storage buildings still abound across the U.S. if you know where to look.  A bit rarer among these are low mileage vehicles where rust isn’t a factor and getting them roadworthy is a pretty straight forward process.  That’s what we appear to have going on with this 1966 Ford F100 posted recently in Blairstown, New Jersey.  Said to be a six-cylinder powered truck showing only 42K original miles sourced from South Carolina and last registered there in 1984, the asking price was $18,995 or best offer.  Comparing this asking price in the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller had their low mileage find priced between the somewhat optimistically priced #2 “Very Good” estimate of $14,175 and the #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $23,275. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has his friend’s F100 priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $22,600 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $15,000. 

While Ford produced its fourth generation F-100 line of pickups from 1960 through 1966, in October 1964, the 1965 F-Series featured an all-new frame that would be used on the F-Series through 1979. Oddly, the body remained largely unchanged save for the 1965 and 1966 models having turn signals mounted above the headlights. The new frame replaced the rudimentary straight-axle of the prior model years with all-new independent “Twin I-Beam” suspension with coil springs on two-wheel-drive trucks. The 1965 and 1966 F-Series trucks are distinguished with a “TWIN I-BEAM” emblem on the front fender.

Here’s a 1966 Ford commercial, designed for black and white TVs, demonstrating the F100’s new independent front end in action:

Based on the pictures provided, this appears to be a very solid truck in need of a winter’s worth of brake rebuilding, engine resealing, and overall detailing to have it ready to use for next year’s summer cruising season.  We hope the next caretaker decides to leave this truck as is given its condition rather than use it as a basis for a restomod or street machine.  Whichever path they choose to take, good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Calls only Please DO NOT TEXT. Listing this rare barn find for a friend. This came from South Carolina last inspection was 1984. Can see this in pics. This truck is rare find in this condition. Truck runs and drives drove it up and down the driveway. This is the base model short box 6 cylinder stick. Only has 42.000 miles very little wear can see this in pics. Does one tiny rust spot in left corner of bed. This truck is rock solid looks as good on under side as on top. Asking $18,995.00 OBO For info call Pete at Nine 0 Eight Nine 14 Seven 668. Thanks for Looking Don’t miss the chance to own this Great Southern Barn Find. Key words Hot Rod Low miles Vintage.

Do you have a Ford F100 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Mike G

    My first pick up truck was a 1961 F100 step side. I paid $200 for it in 1979. It had a 6 cylinder with the “creeper gear” 4 speed. That was the first year of that body style. I towed the biggest U-Haul trailer to Washington DC when my brother started medical school. It was a great truck. I sold it to a co-worker in 1985 and later saw it near where I was working in Brooklyn. The guy was using it for his boiler repair business. I last saw it in the middle 1990s. I wonder where it is now?

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