West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and beautiful example of this very rare and highly desirable rust free 1956 F100 Pick with the coveted rear 'Big Window'!
In 1956 the F100 reached it's finest design. Many changes were implemented that make this truck the best and most desirable of the legendary 1953-56 series of F100's! It is arguably one of the coolest trucks ever built, tough, solid, practical and ruggedly handsome! This may explain it's success when new and it's cult like following status as a collectable! The easiest way to recognize a '56 over the 1953-55 F100 models is by the cab with the slant front windshield pillars gone in favor of the more refined and highly desirable wrap around windshield leading the earlier models to be referred to as 'slant cabs'. The '56 cab design change led to all kinds of additional changes such as a more rectangular shaped vent window and of course different door windows and division bars from the 'slant cabs'. The '56 front grille and parking light assemblies are unique to '56 models and the air deflectors have a dished out area for the headlight bucket to have room. The dash gauge area also is arched on '56 models whereas the 'slant cabs' have flat dashes. '56 models had a new 12 volt electrical system and electric wipers. Rear tail lights were the shield type. The rarely ordered wrap around 'Big Rear Window' trucks are now highly coveted and very collectible amongst truck enthusiasts.
This rust free show truck was sold to it's original owner in Salem, Oregon where it was originally ordered as a 'Custom Cab' with the large rear window, extra chrome and stainless trim and upgraded interior. The truck was reportedly always garaged until sold in 2013 to it's most recent owner where it continued to be garage kept. It was restored a few years ago and is truly a very striking example which also drives incredibly well. The truck bed has all new wood and as you can see, and sports all new chrome including front and rear bumpers.
This truck must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the 223 CID 6 cylinder engine is extremely strong and the 3 spd manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool. The truck has been repainted in a striking Light Green color paint and the restored Gray interior is in excellent condition throughout.
This is one very fine example of a highly collectible and most desirable 1956 year of the legendary F100 Big Window pick up in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning all time classic American truck!