Pick of the Day: 1956 Ford F100

Modern cars are all about providing optimized visibility through cameras at the front, rear, and sides of the vehicle. Some can even depict a bird’s-eye view of a vehicle’s surroundings using a combination of all the above. But in the 1950s, all it took to enhance line of sight was more glass around the cabin.

The Pick of the Day is a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Phoenix, Arizona.

“This beautiful 1956 Ford F-100 big-window pickup is in remarkable and unmolested condition,” the listing begins. “The truck is all Henry Ford steel and is a pleasure to drive anywhere.”

Ford’s popular F-Series of pickups first came into existence in 1948, encompassing a wide range of utility vehicles from light-duty to heavy-duty. This example comes from the second generation, which started in 1953. The final year for the generation was 1956, and trucks from that model year (such as this one) had a one-year-only body style. Unique design cues included a wrap-around windshield, vertical pillars, and an optional a curved wrap-around rear glass window that gives optimal visibility.

The seller states that this pickup underwent restoration and received not only a cosmetic refurbishment, but also some upgrades like new oak planks in the cargo area, chrome brightwork, a color-matched front windshield visor, and a dual exhaust system. Beyond all that cosmetic rework, it received restomod treatment to bring it into the modern era. Added conveniences include power steering, power-assisted front disc brakes, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, a newer heater, and a Kenwood audio system.

Under the hood of this truck is a crate-sourced small-block Chevrolet 350cid V8 mated to a three-speed Turbo 400 automatic transmission. Based on the two-minute video in the listing with a narrated driving sequence, the drivetrain performs well, and this truck moves down the road confidently.

The photo gallery shows a color-matched diecast scale model sitting on the dash, which could be a nice bonus if the seller is willing to include it.

“This truck has won several shows in the past and is an extraordinary value at this price point,” the seller concludes. The seller is asking $54,895 for this F-100.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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