Daily Driver: 1965 Ford Econoline E100 Pickup – SOLD!

Nov 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

December 1st Update – the private seller of both this and their other forward-control pickup deleted their Craigslist ad, so we’re calling both of these “Sold!”

November 23rd Update – When we first featured this pair of forward-control trucks for sale by the same caretaker in April of 2020, he was asking $22,000. Preparing for our latest Truckin’ Tuesday features we came across this very fresh ad listing both trucks at $15,000 each.

Posted one week ago is one of what appears to be a forward-control 1960’s two-truck collection:  this is a bright red 1965 Ford Econoline E100 pickup truck here on Craigslist in Huntington, New York (Long Island) with their latest asking price of $15,000, which is down significantly from their original April ask of $22,000.

A review of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the private seller’s asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $12,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $19,600. If you are serious about buying this Econoline for the revised asking price, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller here.

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.

Skipping to 3:10 in the video below provides a great overview of the Econoline pickup:

Unlike the Dodge A100 the same private seller currently offers, this driver quality E100 may be a tougher sell at $22,000 as the similar 1965 E100 “Orange Crush” E100 we featured last fall was in arguably slightly better shape and ended up being sold for an estimated $18,000.  That said, these forward control Econolines are hot in the market right now, so we’re going to keep an eye out to see whether this one goes quickly at this price.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s current description:

“MUST SELL FAST, so reduced to $15K CASH EACH till the end of this month only-then will go back to $18K each. NO OTHER OFFERS. Both are 6cyl auto trans with front disc brakes & are fully serviced & ready to go! Both need nothing & are reliable everyday drivers with MANY new parts (all receipts included) & start first turn of the key every time.. No leins or problems. EMAIL ME RIGHT AWAY for a look & test ride. If you want to see more, or have questions, DO IT IN PERSON RIGHT NOW. HURRY before the price goes back up!”

And here was the seller’s original April description:

“Spring Special 5 window model with chrome package. Spent it’s life in California, now in NY for 3 years. 6cyl, auto,disc brakes. MANY new parts & receipts. Selling for CASH IN PERSON after test drive only. FIRM FIRM FIRM PRICE. NO OFFERS. In Huntington, NY 11743. EMAIL NOW.

Do you have a Ford E100 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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