Boy, it really doesn’t get much cooler than a 1955 Ford F100. These old trucks are unlike any Detroit product out there, having the sexy curves of the era without the flamboyant elements of barges. It’s no secret that people are willing to pay big money for one of these, and we found an interesting restomod that might interest the community.
The color, in case you’re wondering, is Sunset Pearl. It’s not a particularly Ford-like color. In fact, it gives off Chevy vibes, what with the Novas or Camaros that get finished in House of Kolor’s Tangelo Pearl. Either way, it’s got that hot rod polished look that you want in these custom trucks.
The seller says it’s undergone a complete frame-off restoration and we have no reason to doubt them. As with most F100 builds, immaculate paint resides in places where factory spec didn’t allow, such as under the hood or the underside. This is far from being a work vehicle, and once the custom tailgate is carefully lowered, we’re shown oak wood bed lining that probably never saw a day of hard work.
The guy who previously owned it liked to show off his orange exotic beauty and so it was only natural that the original engine was swapped out for a much nicer V8. And so, when you pop the hood, you’re met not only with more candy paint and chrome but also a 347CI stroker with ceramic-coated short exhaust heads that lead to side exhaust cutouts. The 5.7-liter V8’s character is further amplified by goodies such as an Edelbrock air gap intake, 4-barrel carb and more.
We don’t know how much power it’s putting out, but something like 400 hp is reaching the 9-inch Ford rear end via a 4-speed automatic. Being a restomod, this F100’s chassis gets helping hands from modern suspension and slotted disc brakes. But we just love how they’ve kept just enough original features, like the conventional door handles and the original speedometer. It’s thus not a full-on hot rod and preserves some of that 1950s feel.