One Year Gone: 1969 Ford F-100 Styleside Mild Custom- Sold?

Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

April 19, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

March 3, 2021 Update – Late last summer, when we confirmed the private seller’s second listing expired, we assumed their mildly customized desert find we first featured in March 2020 sold.  Like the mythical Phoenix, over the weekend, a fresh listing turned up again on this desert find.  This time around, the seller is now asking $18,500.

September 15, 2020 UpdateWe just confirmed the listing for this ’69 Ford F100 “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?”

August 5, 2020 Update – Most times when we see a Craigslist post expire without a replacement, it’s safe to assume the private seller found the next caretaker for their classic.  That didn’t turn out to be the case for this mildly customized 1969 Ford F100 we first featured in late March. The new listing uses the same pictures with the price lowered from $22,500 to $19,250.

There’s just something about an old truck with a dropped rake and modern American Racing style wheels that always gets our attention.  The latest example is this 1969 Ford F100 originally featured in March 2021 on Craigslist in Butler, New Jersey with a stated 42,000 original miles the current caretaker states was found in the New Mexico Desert after sitting 30 years.  Nicely updated underneath, the current seller is now asking $18,500, which is down from his original ask of $22,500. Using a stock example as a proxy, a check of the Collector Car Market Review confirms this private seller has his F-100 priced between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $15,500 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $25,300.  Similarly, the current asking price now falls between the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Guide’s #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $27,600 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $15,600.

Ford produced the fifth generation of its F-series pickup trucks from 1967 through 1972.  Built on the same platform as the prior generation F-series trucks, the fifth-gen F-series sported sharper styling lines, a larger cab, and expanded engine options. 

We’re assuming the seller’s references to “FE” heads and intake upgrades mean his truck is equipped with a 390 cubic inch V8.  The engine looks to be nicely upgraded and comes with a dyno printout to confirm the 450 horsepower output. With a rock-solid body and an updated power train, the only thing you need to do during an in-person inspection is to confirm the condition of the interior as no pictures are included in the seller’s post.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1969 F-100 “Barn find” Sat in New Mexico Desert for 30years. 42,000 orig. 450 HP ! Rat Rod. Awesome sound !
Beware: This truck gets lots of attention!
Text for video of engine sound when running…..

Edelbrock FE Intake
Edelbrock FE Heads
Ford Fe shaft mount 1.76 ratio aluminum rocker arms
Smith Bros custom length pushrods
Edelbrock Valves-Intake 2.09 Exhaust 1.66
Cam- Lunati 10330702K kit W/lifters & springs
Pistons-Keith Black 1131H-060
Block-stock Ford 390 block 4.110 bore
Crank/rods- stock Ford 390 .01 over
Summit high volume water pump SUM-312421
Boss Hog Night Stalker Torque Converter 26011
Sanderson Headers FF427-P
Stock C6 trans and stock rear end

Dyno 450 HP @ 5,500 RPM

Truck dropped 4 inches all around.
Disc Brake conversion for front wheels

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