The Truth About Cars » Ford F100 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Ford F100 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Down On The Mile High Street: 1969 Ford F-100 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/down-on-the-mile-high-street-1969-ford-f-100/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/down-on-the-mile-high-street-1969-ford-f-100/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388297 Now that my ’66 Dodge A100 is back on the street, I find it pleasing that a Ford pickup of similar vintage lives in my Denver neighborhood. This 42-year-old truck clearly gets used for real-world truck activities, proving once again that the vintage of a Detroit truck doesn’t matter as much as its ability to […]

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Now that my ’66 Dodge A100 is back on the street, I find it pleasing that a Ford pickup of similar vintage lives in my Denver neighborhood.

This 42-year-old truck clearly gets used for real-world truck activities, proving once again that the vintage of a Detroit truck doesn’t matter as much as its ability to start, drive, and haul stuff every day.

A new ’69 F-100 Styleside with the long wheelbase listed at $2,430 for the base model with the 150-horsepower 240-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine and 3-speed manual transmission. That’s about $14,650 in 2011 bucks, a pretty good deal when you consider that the cheapest 2011 F-150 MSRP’s at north of 23 grand. Of course, today’s full-sized Ford pickup has more power and is way more comfortable, yet gets better fuel economy, but still: you can haul that big load of pork salivary glands and lymph nodes to your sausage factory just as well in either one!

With my van, this truck, and this ’51 Chevy pickup just around the corner, my neighborhood has vintage representatives from each of the Detroit Big Three. We’ve also got this mid-60s Land Rover Station Wagon and this Toyota FJ40 work truck rounding things out; all that’s missing are the elderly Jeep, Studebaker, and International Harvester trucks.

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Longtime Hauling Career Over, This Ford Prepares To Meet The Crusher http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/longtime-hauling-career-over-this-ford-prepares-to-meet-the-crusher/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/longtime-hauling-career-over-this-ford-prepares-to-meet-the-crusher/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380272 After 45 years of work, it’s time for this 1965 F-100′s steel to return to the foundry. Will it be reborn as a shiny new F-150… or as a FAW Tianjin Weizhi? It seems unlikely that this 240-cube six will be rescued, but you never know. This appears to be one of those “The Goddess […]

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After 45 years of work, it’s time for this 1965 F-100′s steel to return to the foundry. Will it be reborn as a shiny new F-150… or as a FAW Tianjin Weizhi?

It seems unlikely that this 240-cube six will be rescued, but you never know.

This appears to be one of those “The Goddess Is Alive And Magic Is Afoot” bumper stickers, which isn’t quite what you expect on a beat-to-shit old pickup truck in Colorado.

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