1960 Ford F100
Ol Gray Mare
1960 Ford F100
302ci V8 - Automatic Transmission - Gray Over Silver Interior - Fiberglass Hood
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Dubbed the 'Ol Gray Mare by our client, this truck is a cool vintage pickup that is easy on the eyes thanks to the timeless Ford styling. Much like a mare on a farm, this truck was advertised by Ford as a workhorse for a farm, and as “The lowest priced farm trucks” on the market at the time. A work truck on a farm may not be the best way to use this 'ol gray mare today, but it would make a great addition to any vintage automobile collection.
The truck has been painted in a unique light gray color, which is not the factory original color. Our client is not sure when the truck underwent the color change, but like us, he liked the color and stuck with it rather than having it repainted. One interesting item on the truck that only eagle-eyed folks may notice at first is the fact that the 'front clip' is one piece of fiberglass. The hood leans forward when opening, and there are not heavy metal fenders on the front. Thanks to some careful preparation, the headlights, grille, and bumper fit just as they would if the truck had the original metal items. A wood slat bed has been added, and the original style tailgate is held in the closed position using chains. Whitewall tires wrapped around steel wheels including the side mounted spare are in keeping with a period correct look for the exterior.
Another area where a classic look has been kept is the interior. The bench seat has been covered in a combination of plaid vinyl and vinyl that has a weathered look. The headliner and carpet are new and finished in black. Seatbelts have been added as well as a little pinstriping on the dashboard, otherwise it's a pretty standard looking, very nicely kept Ford truck interior.
Providing the horsepower is a 302ci V8 pulled from a donor truck years ago, which our client estimates has approximately 60k miles on it. Originally the F100's came with either a 223ci inline-6, or a 292 “Y-block” V8. One item that makes this truck a little easier to drive is power steering. The engine bay is neatly finished and tidy. A 4bbl carburetor and polished valve covers are other highlights.
This is a very nice truck that has classic Ford looks, an upgraded engine, and a tidy interior. Make room in your stable for this 'Ol Gray Mare. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.