Straight Six: 1969 Ford F100 Stepside – $12,500

by | Aug 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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Among classic trucks, the most desirable version coveted by collectors tends to be the short wheelbase, traditional stepside pickups. In Ford speak, that’s a Flareside version of their F100. Most F100 Flaresides we come across tend to have V8 conversions and suspensions.

This restored 1969 Ford F100 Flreaside pickup currently listed here on Craigslist in Waymart, Pennsylvania (Scranton) bucks that trend by still featuring what we assume to be its original 240 cubic inch inline-six engine back by a three-on-the-tree controlled manual transmission.

Currently offered for $12,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for first-generation Ford F-1 pickups produced between 1948 and 1952.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 Very Good” estimate of $11,400 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $18,500 before deducting ten percent for the less desirable 240 cubic inch straight six engine.

Ford produced the fifth-generation F-Series pickups (better known by enthusiasts as the “Bump side”) for the 1967 through 1972 model years.  Relying on a carry-over platform from the four-generation F-series, the fifth-generation trucks featured sharper styling lines, a larger cab, and expanded engine options.

Since 1953 the F-100 was the entry-level light-duty pickup offered by Ford. The front Twin I Beam front suspension was carried over from the previous generation, featuring a smoother ride than the F-250 and F-350, which rode on heavier duty suspension and drivetrain components. Ford offered the F-100 as a two-door standard cab with the option of a Styleside or Flareside bed in long or short bed configurations. Both beds could be optioned with a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive platform. Different years saw different engines. Offered was a choice of two six-cylinder engines (in either 240 or 300 cubic inch displacement) and four V8s (in 302, 352, 360, and a 390 cubic inch displacement. Transmissions offered were Ford’s Crusie-O-Matic 3-speed automatic, three-speed, and, later, 4-speed, manual depending on engine and drivetrain.

Ford offered three trim levels (Base, Custom Cab, and Ranger) that provided varying comfort levels, including options like A/C.

The MyFootage.com YouTube Channel features this 1969 Ford F-Series commercial.  If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely recognize the actress:

This 1969 Ford F100 Flareside pickup appears to be a nicely restored, entry-level example.  The seller currently doesn’t provide pictures of either the undercarriage, the engine compartment, or the pickup bed, so you’ll need to ask for detailed shots of those.

If you are serious about buying this Ford F100, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller your contact information.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their restored pickup featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1969 Ford F100
240 straight 6
Manual transmission 3 on the tree
2 wheel drive
New window and door seals
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