FrankenFord: 1965 Ford F100 Street Machine – Sold?
December 14th Update – We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this ride expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold. This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.
November 11th Update – Candidly we’re a bit surprised this interesting Ford truck body set atop a modern Crown Victoria chassis has not found a new home yet. With the price reduced down to $20,500, we’re fairly certain it’s quickly approaching you-can’t-replicate-it-for-this-price levels.
October 17th Update – We just discovered a fresh Craigslist ad for this cool truck we first featured in late August 2020. The private seller just reduced their asking price by another $2,800 to $21,900.
September 4th Update – While preparing for Truckin’ Tuesday we came across a fresh listing for this unique Ford F100 set atop a Crown Victoria chassis. In the new listing, the seller reduced the price by $1,100 to $24,700.
We freely admit we’re suckers for vintage trucks with a lowered stance and an interesting patina paint job. Our latest infatuation in the segment is this custom 1956 Ford F100 Styleside Shortbed originally listed in August 2020 on Craigslist in Watertown, Connecticut with a recently reduced asking price of $25,800. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a stock example confirms this seller has his unique F100 currently priced $900 above #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $24,900.
At first glance, the lowered stance and the raised bed floor would likely have you thinking this truck benefits from a full air ride suspension. However, that’s not the case. Thinking completely outside of the box, the builder of this truck modified the chassis of a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria to accept the 1965 F100 body to sit on top. The result is the stance of an air ride suspension with the virtually bulletproof reliability of the Ford Panther platform. The stock 4.6 Liter V8 and Crown Vic dashboard are both nicely integrated as well. Nice quality touches include the power window and seat switches integrated into the custom door panels. While the Gulf livery may not be for everyone, whoever completed the job appears to be an artist and we love it.
If you want the look of a sixties vintage truck but prefer to ride around with modern reliability and convenience features, this may be the truck for you. With its modern powertrain, we’re pretty confident this would make a great daily driver as long as you’re prepared to answer people’s questions everywhere you drive it. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1965 ford f 100 pickup truck with a complete 2005 ford crown Vic swap, this is literally a 65 body only dropped on 4.6 v8 automatic crown Vic motor, transmission, frame, suspension, interior and all, makes it very easy and comfortable to drive as well as reliable , custom exhaust, ac, heat, power windows, power locks, radio and everything is updated to feel like your driving a newer car with and bolder rad look. Gives you the best of both worlds , New mustang rims with New tires And Lowered suspension, new Patina paint job with a new wooden bed, Tucked bumpers, and all New custom interior.“
Brilliance or Blasphemy? What do you think about this unique F100? Comment below and let us know!
Ah, but a 2005 Crown Vic is about $2600 in good shape. Considering this is far more Crown Vic than an F100 it’s value is considerably lower than what the seller wants. Especially so when compared to my 65 F100 Custom Cab, that looks like it just came out of the dealership, and still wouldn’t be valued anywhere near $20,000. Originality is always more valuable in the general market than a resto-mod with a limited market as his price decreases show.