West Coast Classics presents a customized 1972 Ford F100 Full Size 1/2 ton Pick Up with the desirable optional factory upgrade of the 'Y' code FE 360 Big Block V8 engine matched to a 4 speed Top Loaded Heavy Duty manual transmission!
The sixth generation of the F Series is a line of pickup trucks and medium-duty commercial trucks that were produced by Ford from 1972 to 1979. This generation was launched in December 1972 for the 1973 model year. These were the last generation of trucks to use the F-Series chassis introduced in 1965. After a decade as a compact SUV, the Ford Bronco was redesigned as a shortened version of the F-Series. This generation also marks the introduction of the F-150 (introduced in 1975) which today is the most popular model.
This generation is noted for the body panels' durability as Ford used extensive amounts of galvanized sheet metal, zinc coated steel, zinc rich primer and fender liners, to fight corrosion. In 1976, the F-Series became the best-selling trucks in America, a position it has continued to retain ever since. Galvanized inner front fender aprons and zinc coating with rust-resistant primer helped prevent rust. Air conditioner vents were integrated into the dash, and the blower was moved to the engine compartment. The result: less noise in the cab and space for a much larger glove box.
This truck has a custom interior and has been repainted - the original Big Block 360 V8 engine is extremely strong and responsive, the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool.