West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this fully restored and upgraded with no expense spared southern California 1974 Ford F100 Full Size 1/2 ton Pick Up with the desirable optional factory upgrade of the top-of-the-line 'Y' code 390 Big Block 4BBL V8 engine matched to the 3 speed automatic transmission and 3.00 axle in it's original highly striking 'Grabber Blue' factory color paint and fully loaded with factory options and upgrades including;
Twin I-Beam front suspension
Deluxe fresh air heater/defroster
Instrument panel padding
Color-keyed door panels with integral armrests
Two-speed windshield wipers with washers
Chrome front bumper
Major options include:
Power front disc brakes
Rear step bumper
Sliding rear window
Concealed spare tire
Full wheel covers
Dual tape stripes
Tool stowage box with locking door
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 is one extraordinarily well restored and upgraded with a Cam kit etc and which must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the original Big Block 390 4BBL V8 engine is extremely strong and responsive, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool.
In summary, this is one very extraordinarily fine example of this increasingly collectible and desirable 1974 year of the legendary full size Ford F100 pick up in rare turn-key ready, daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition and an all time classic American truck with it's original Big Block V8 engine and fully loaded with factory options!