With dependable, modern power under its hood, along with just the right amount of well-configured customization to add a uniquely magnetic appearance, this 1973 Ford F-100 Restomod also offers a level of rock-solid drivability to make it well-suited for frequent travels.
There's curb appeal galore on display here, with this vintage Ford's distinctive burgundy exterior, color matched front bumper and blackened grille pairing with an aggressive, road hugging stance that comes via an added DJM lowering kit in both front and back. You just don't see many trucks from its era dressed in such an inspired fashion so it will no doubt pull a lot of attention its way and those onlookers will be treated to a substantial amount of planning and workmanship that went into such an awesome finished result. The exterior alignment is nice and precise, with the cab blending perfectly with the bed area in back and the lowered stance comes at no expense to practicality - just the right amount of wheel offset was figured in, so this truck is well-equipped for driving in everyday conditions. That distinctive paint has a wet-looking, glossy shine and wears an assortment of badging to proclaim its unique configuration. Aftermarket side mirrors add another touch of customization while fresh rubber seals surrounding the front and rear windshields keep the elements from intruding.
The interior strikes a nice balance between stock and aftermarket sensibilities, with components representing both working side by side. Its bench seat wears a well-fitted black vinyl cover and is well-padded for comfort, and the surrounding steel is color matched with the exterior to give the cabin a thoroughly finished look. A VDO tachometer sits on the steering column to help you keep an eye on engine speed and the instrument panel carries a collection of factory gauges that are all in working condition. Perched on the transmission tunnel is a B&M ratchet shifter, elevated on its own platform to put it within easy reach of the driver. In back, the bed area is covered by spray in liner - this truck's well-planned novel appearance may make it seem destined for exhibition, but should you choose to put it to work, it's no doubt well-protected for doing so.
This inspired vintage pickup is powered by a circa mid-'90s 5.0 high output V8 that originally saw service in a Mustang. Outfitted with an E303 Ford Racing roller cam and receiving the benefit of a K&N Cold Air intake to feed it a supply of cold dense air, the engine is in very good form, pulling with plenty of gusto, breathing easy due to a pair of aftermarket headers and offering all-weather far out of reach of the original powerplant. The added serpentine belt system makes for more efficient operation, while an electric fan up front helps keep operating temperatures under control. The 4-speed automatic transmission on board just behind the engine represents another upgrade, in that its overdrive gear makes cruising at highway speeds a low-RPM undertaking. Power steering makes this classic truck easy to navigate, while power brakes that position discs up front provide ample fade resistant stopping power as it cruises on a set of 17” American Racing deep dish, 5-spoke Torq Thrust wheels wearing tires that appear to have a good deal of tread left. Below, the undercarriage looks as straight and solid as can be.
With its array of upgraded components and display of outstanding workmanship, this 1973 Ford F-100 Restomod is an inspired take on the classic pickup and must be seen to be fully appreciated. Call today!