Hershey

The Hershey Lodge
11 - 12 October 2018
Lot 158

1956 Ford F-100 Pickup

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$26,950 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Chassis No.
F10D6R21161
  • Recently completed restoration
  • Noted as having been driven 52,963 actual miles
  • Natural bed floor with stainless strips
  • Wide whitewall tires
  • Iconic first-series F-100

In 1953 Ford introduced a fresh, completely new, modern-looking pickup truck to celebrate its gold anniversary, naming it the F-100 for the very first time and creating an icon at the same time. One of the most popular trucks among collectors today, many enthusiasts consider the 1953–1956 F-100 to be one of the most attractive Ford trucks ever produced. As automotive historian Patrick Foster mentions in his latest book, 100 Years of Ford Trucks, “The styling is timeless, with lines and forms existing together in perfect harmony. The look is honest, and the trucks were dependable and good looking. Simple, basic, and rugged, these trucks were tremendously popular when new and continue to command respect and admiration more than sixty years later.”

The 1956 model, with its handsome wraparound windshield and revised grille, sets it apart from the early models and is widely considered the most attractive of these highly sought-after early F-100 trucks, especially with a short bed such as this truck. Under the hood is Ford’s rugged 223-cu. in. six-cylinder engine shifted through a three-speed manual gearbox.

This beautiful example was the recent recipient of a full restoration. Starting with a dry original Midwest truck, the comprehensive work included new seat upholstery with upgraded radio, rebuilt heater, and new chrome plating and polished stainless trim. Nice details such as a natural wood bed floor with stainless bed strips are a sample of the close attention to detail that was given to this truck during the restoration. With gleaming red paint and wide whitewall tires, this high-quality classic truck is loaded with personality and character.