Mexican Market: 1976 Ford B100 – SOLD!
January 3, 2022 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
If you want to stand out from the crowd with your classic truck, one way is to source an export market version not originally sold in the U.S. One example is this Mexican Market 1976 Ford B100 Custom Carryall originally listed in December 2021 on Craigslist in Peoria, Arizona (Phoenix) that is a rare tow-door, three-row seat model. To get to the rear seats, the front split-bench features a folding passenger side cushion allowing passengers to gain access to the back rows.
Currently offered at $16,500. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a similar U.S. F100 pickup confirms the private seller has their B-100 priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $15,600 and its #2 “Excellent” estimate of $28,900. Similarly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask for their Mexican Market B-100 falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $11,900 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,900 for a U.S. F100 pickup.
From what we understand, Ford U.S. supplied unfinished cabs and chassis to Ford of Mexico for final assembly. The latter then contracted with local Mexican contractors to build the special Suburban-like bodies. Designed with larger families in mind, these truck-based wagons offered features like third-row seating, rear vent windows, and more.
The Automobile Tech News YouTube channel provides this nice overview of the Ford of Mexico B100:
Based upon the pictures provided, this 1976 Ford of Mexico B100 can either make a great restoration candidate or become the basis of an interesting restomod type build.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Selling my 1976 Ford B100. These trucks were only built in Mexico and have to be imported to have one. They are based on the same year F100’s. It has an original 302 v8 and 4-speed manual. It’s a fun truck to own. Very uncommon to see and turns heads everywhere it goes. Everyone loves to ask about it. It is an old truck and has spent most of its life in Mexico. Could definitely use some love and work if you wanted it to be show quality. Plenty fun to drive and enjoy as it sits now.
Restore or Restomod: what would you do with this 1976 Mexican Market Ford B100 Custom? Comment below and let us know!
Four-door models of this would be great.