Rat, Resto, or Hot Hod: 1948 Ford F100 – Sold?

by | May 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

June 22, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “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.

May 10, 2021 Update – Following a brief period of the original ad expiring, the private seller of this unique F100 just posted a new listing featuring the lowered price of $19,900 put in place in late April.

April 27, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the seller of this vintage truck just lowered their asking price by two thousand dollars for a revised ask of $19,900.

When is a Rat Rod a restomod and vice-versa? The terms can sometimes overlap and we’ll be the first to admit we’re guilty of applying them incorrectly on occasion. In this instance, the private seller (and we believe the builder) of this 1948 Ford F-100 originally listed in April 2021 on Craigslist in Allentown, Pennsylvania calls his creation a Rat Rod. However, we would make the argument the 2002 F150 powertrain and 2005 Crown Vic front suspension make this creation a Restomod that happens to look like a Rat Rod.  Let’s just call it a Hot Rod so we can all get along!

Offered at $21,900, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a stock F-1 confirms the private seller has their creation priced below this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $22,700. Similarly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller has their F-100 priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $27,600 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $27,000 for stock/restored example.

There is a lot to like about this truck and in addition to the undercarriage pictures detailing the custom suspension hardpoints, the seller provides a number of videos to convince you to buy his truck.  This Craigslist ad is a model for how to list your ride in 2021!

Here are the videos Richie provides in his Craigslist ad:

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1948 F100 with a 2002 F150 power plant 4.6 V8 injection 4-speed overdrive & 8.8 rear, I have a mini spool to make it a posi, with a front cradle from a 2005 Crown Vic, power rack & pinion, power disk brakes, front independent suspension, heat & A/C, with new compressor, sound system, leather interior, train horn, relocated gas tank in bed & functional bed with deck boards in bed that has been polyurethane to make it functional as a shop truck to carry a motor trans or whatever you need to haul, has a 2” ball on a custom & functional rear bumper for towing, don’t forget you are towing with a 2002 F150 so tow your race car to the track & be the COOLEST guy at the track. All new glass & working windows tinted glass, working gauges from the F150, the driver side wiper arm is in place but it’s not working I was told it needs a motor not that I would be out in the rain anyway so to me it’s not a problem, all the lights work as they should except for the high beam. Tesla wheels to set this amassing Hot Rod off, Drivers amazing & be ready to be the center of attention where ever you go

Show or go: what would you do with this F100 custom truck?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Ernest Valtri

    Love rat rods…and this truck is a way cool one. But only a knucklehead would back into his garage to park, then start by revving it up while still in the garage…let’s fill the whole house with carbon monoxide.


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