One Year Gone: 1974 Ford F100 Short Bed Restomod – STILL $38,000

Oct 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

October 30, 2021 Update – The private seller just replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with an update. The pictures, price, and description all remain the same.

September 22, 2021 Update – The Internet and GuysWithRides.com never forget a great ride. While preparing our latest Truckin’ Tuesday features, we came across a fresh listing for this Coyote-Swapped 1974 Ford F100 we first featured in the fall of 2020. Since this seller first posted this F100 one year ago, prices for this vintage of Ford trucks have been on the rise while the seller has decreased their original of $45,000 last year to $38,000 currently.

July 13, 2021 Update – The private seller of this truck commented below that the truck did not sell last fall and in fact is still available for sale.

November 29, 2020 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” unless we come across a new listing for it.

October 12, 2020 Update – The private seller of this Coyote-powered F100 restomod just lowered their asking price by $3,000 to $42,000.

October 5, 2020 Update – While preparing for our latest Truckin’ Tuesday features, we came across an updated listing for this cool-looking, Coyote V8-powered Ford F100.  Despite the updated listing, the seller remains firm thus far on their $45,000 asking price.

Recreating the patina look on vintage pickups has become an art form in its own right as several examples we’ve featured illustrate as scroll down through our Truckin’ Tuesday page.  The practice is so common now that it’s refreshing to find a truck with real and unprotected patina so as this 1974 Ford F100 Styleside Short Bed originally listed in September 2020 and now relisted here on Craigslist in Somerset, Massachusetts equipped with a modern Coyote V8 with an asking price of $38,000 (down from the original ask of $45,000).   Restomods are hard to place a value on, as to date buyers continue to be willing to pay a premium for them over comparable, nicely restored pickups.  For example, the current asking price for this truck shows that it now falls between the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool’s #1 “Concours” appraisal of $51,600 and its #2 “Excellent estimate of $30,400.  Interestingly, a quick check of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking price is eighteen thousand above this guide’s outdated estimate of only $20,500 for a stock example.  The premium here is for the Restomod’s you-can’t-replicate-it-for-this-price.  If you disagree and are serious about buying this F100 Restomod, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting the private seller at (508) 930-3784. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw his Restomod featured here on GuysWithRides.com

Ford launched the sixth generation F-Series pickup for the 1973 model year.  While the exteriors featured extensive restyling, underneath these new trucks relied on a chassis and cab structure that could chase its roots back to 1961.  One of the more notable elements of the new styling was the body sides, which had a concave body character line going across the upper portion of the sides, containing the side marker lights and the front turn signals fitted in line with it. These were mounted for the first time in Ford light-truck history over the headlights. Another element that was all new was the Styleside pickup box, which was billed at the time as the widest in the industry. The Flareside box dating back to 1953 also continued to be available as an option.

This video posted on the Fat Fender Garage YouTube Channel actually provides a breakdown of the costs involved for a typical swap such as the one featured here.  Note: the narrator does not get into actual dollar figures until twelve minutes into the video):

We really like the quality of this truck build and likely agree with the seller/builder’s assessment you will not be disappointed when you see it in person.  The only odd thing we notice is what appears to be the lack of adding vacuum power assist to the factory front disc brakes.  Good luck with the purchase!

This is the seller’s current description:

“F100 ranger Sleeper Patina shop truck. N. Carolina truck. Original paint With 100% natural patina, no clear coat. No dents on the body. No dents in the bed. New door and window weather stripping. New carpet, custom seat cover. Started life with a 360 big block and c6 transmission now it has a Coyote Mustang GT engine and 6r80 transmission. Circle D billet torque converter. 100% real patina. Full stainless 3” custom exhaust with cutouts. Spin tech mufflers. JLT cold air intake. Lund racing tune. Fat fender garage stainless headers. Restomod air heat and A/C. Krc Power steering. New steering box. Factory Front disc brakes. Sport shift manual shift option. 9” rear with brand new speedway motors 3rd member 3:50 posi. Dakota Digital Speedometer cluster. Boyd welding aluminum gas tank with Aeromotive 340 pump. AN fuel lines. 20×8 20×10 American racing torque thrust wheels. Nitto Tires. And more. Fly in and drive this truck home. Truck was built right with no cheap parts. Everything works. Drives very nice and tight. Truck is located in Massachusetts. Ice cold A/C…….$38,000”

While here’s the seller’s original description from the fall of 2020:

“F100 ranger Sleeper Patina shop truck. N. Carolina truck. Original paint with 100% natural patina, no clear coat. No dents on the body. No dents in the bed. New door and window weather stripping. New carpet, custom seat cover. Started life with a 360 big Block and c6 transmission it now has a Coyote Mustang GT engine and 6r80 transmission. Circle D billet torque converter. 100% real patina. Full stainless 3” custom exhaust with cutouts. Spin tech mufflers. JLT cold air intake. Lund racing tune. Fat fender garage stainless headers. Restomod air heat and A/C. Krc Power steering. New steering box. Factory Front disc brakes. Sport shift manual shift option. 9” rear with brand new speedway motors 3rd member 3:50 posi. Dakota digital Speedometer cluster. Boyd welding aluminum gas tank with aeromotive 340 pump. AN fuel lines. 20×8 20×10 American racing torque thrust wheels. Nitto Tires. And more. Fly in and drive this truck home. Truck was built right with no cheap parts. Everything works. Drives very nice and tight. Ice cold A/C…….. $45,000.

Do you agree with the pricing on this Coyote-Swapped F100?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. JS

    Hello this is my truck and it has not sold. It is still for sale

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