Classifind Cut: 1961 Ford E100 Rat Rod – Sold?

by | Mar 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

April 26, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this rare Ford Econoline “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Once a classic ride gets the Rat Rod treatment, any production rarity is thrown out the window and is no longer worth mentioning.  Take the builder/seller of this 1961 Ford E100 Econoline forward control originally listed in March 2021 on Craigslist in Murraysville, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) makes the claim his truck is the only example ever produced with a three-person bench seat. That’s interesting, however: a.) they don’t show a picture of the seat installed and b.) the feature picture clearly shows that seats now used are more modern with headrests.  Offered at $7,500, the Collector Car Market Review indicates the current asking price matches this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate.

The seller lets this video show-off the 4.6 Liter Ford powertrain at work under his foot (WARNING: TURN YOU DEVICE VOLUME DOWN!)


The seller’s all-capitalized description hints they originally tried to sell their truck last fall without success. 

Here’s the seller’s DE-CAPITALIZED description:

1961 Ford Econoline E100 5 window-

Super rare- chopped- suicide door- full custom rat rod-full skylight roof- ford 4.6 fuel injected-automatic overdrive trans- **only Econoline ever with a 3 person bench seat- all new brakes- brakes lines – master cylinder/brake hoses-new tires-all new shocks with rear coil overs- new aluminum racing radiator with 15″ new electric fan – all new fuel system from the fuel cell and electric fuel pump/fuel lines/fuel filter. new battery – cut off switch- full removable dog house- all new carpet- all light/signals/high/low beams and brakes lights work-new floors. all the hard work is done. only need some final details. putting out some feelers before winter. runs and drives $7500 cash- may trade for 77-81 trans am- no other trades

emails will be answered promptly- please included the number


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