Coyote Pretty: 1974 Ford F100 Short Bed Restomod – NOW $42,000
October 12th Update – The private seller of this Coyote-powered F100 restomod just lowered their asking price $3,000 to $42,000.
October 5th Update – While preparing for our latest Truckin’ Tuesday features, we came across an updated listing for this cool-looking, Coyote V8-powered Ford F100. Despite the updated listing, the seller remains firm thus far on their $45,000 asking price.
Recreating the patina look on vintage pickups has become an art form in its own right as several examples we’ve featured illustrate as scroll down through our Truckin’ Tuesday page. The practice is so common now that its refreshing to find a truck with real and unprotected patina so as this 1974 Ford F100 Styleside Short Bed that’s still for sale here on Craigslist in Somerset, Massachusetts equipped with a modern Coyote V8 with an asking price of $45,000. Restomods are hard to place a value on, as to date buyers continue to be willing to pay a premium for them over comparable, nicely restored pickups. For example, the current asking price for this truck shows that it’s $6,100 higher than the current Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool’s #1 “Concours” appraisal of confirms this private seller has his 122S priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $14,700 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $38,900. Similarly, a quick check of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price is double what a similar #1 Excellent stock F100 costs. While typically Restomod trucks carry a you-can’t-replicate-it-for-this-price, we’re not so sure that’s the case with this example. If you disagree and are serious about buying this F100 Restomod, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting the seller at (508) 930-3784. When you do, please remember to mention you saw his coupe featured here on GuysWithRides.com
Ford launched the sixth generation F-Series pickup for the 1973 model year. While the exteriors featured extensive restyling, underneath these new trucks relied on a chassis and cab structure that could chase its roots back to 1961. One of the more notable elements of the new styling was the body sides, which had a concave body character line going across the upper portion of the sides, containing the side marker lights and the front turn signals fitted in line with it. These were mounted for the first time in Ford light-truck history over the headlights. Another element that was all new was the Styleside pickup box, which was billed at the time as the widest in the industry. The Flareside box dating back to 1953 also continued to be available as an option.
This video posted on the Fat Fender Garage YouTube Channel actually provides a breakdown of the costs involved for a typical swap such as the one featured here. Note: the narrator does not get into actual dollar figures until twelve minutes into the video):
We really like the quality of this truck build and likely agree with the seller/builder’s assessment you will not be disappointed when you see it in person. The only odd thing we notice is what appears to be the lack of adding vacuum power assist to the factory front disc brakes. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“F100 ranger Sleeper Patina shop truck. N. Carolina truck. Original paint with 100% natural patina, no clear coat. No dents on the body. No dents in the bed. New door and window weather stripping. New carpet, custom seat cover. Started life with a 360 big Block and c6 transmission it now has a Coyote Mustang GT engine and 6r80 transmission. Circle D billet torque converter. 100% real patina. Full stainless 3” custom exhaust with cutouts. Spin tech mufflers. JLT cold air intake. Lund racing tune. Fat fender garage stainless headers. Restomod air heat and A/C. Krc Power steering. New steering box. Factory Front disc brakes. Sport shift manual shift option. 9” rear with brand new speedway motors 3rd member 3:50 posi. Dakota digital Speedometer cluster. Boyd welding aluminum gas tank with aeromotive 340 pump. AN fuel lines. 20×8 20×10 American racing torque thrust wheels. Nitto Tires. And more. Fly in and drive this truck home. Truck was built right with no cheap parts. Everything works. Drives very nice and tight. Ice cold A/C…….. $45,000.“
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