What made America great was the hardworking generation of people that came home from a day of work with grit under their fingernails, and happy about it. And the vehicles they typically drove were equally hard working pickup trucks. Although this truck was obviously never pressed hard for work, it's trucks like this one that helped make America the great country that it once was. I think this is why these pickups strike a happy chord with America; it reminds them of a very different time in our history. But I digress...this 1969 Ford F100 is in original unmolested condition with the very rarely seen "flareside" bed (or "stepside" if you're a Chevy type of person). In it's 47 years of existence, it's only accumulated 73,000 miles since rolling out of the dealer's lot in Fayetteville, Alabama where it spent it's life since we acquired it from the original owner. That's just over 1500 miles per year! The truck was obviously loved and well cared for and stored indoors. It is 99% original and is wearing an older respray in it's original awesome color; Boxwood Green, which although has a few chips and a few very small bubbles in a couple of spots, it still shows and shines wonderfully. It even has the dealer-installed 'farmer's rear bumper' with the dealer's name still engraved in it.
The body is very straight and solid with no rot, the floor pans are rust free too, very very clean underbelly. The original inline 240 cubic inch engine fires right up and purrs like a kitten and runs like the day it was new. The original three-on-the-tree manual transmission is silky smooth too, just amazing. No smoke, no noises, no nothing to speak of! The suspension is compliant and soft, driving down the bumpiest of roads you would think you were riding in a Cadillac, this truck is smooth and doesn't rattle or make any sort of funky noises, I'm amazed at how great it truly is. All body gaps are nice and straight, glass is crystal clear with no cracks or spidering or fogging, windows all open and close smoothly including the quarter vent windows. Interior features an off-white bench seat and headliner....amazing for a pickup truck if you think about it! Original rubber floor mat in black sets of the interior along with a black dash pad. An accessory gun rack is there too...another reminder of a bygone era. The oak bed wood is in great shape and is set off by stainless steel strips and hardware. Brakes and brake lines were
recently replaced with new copper/nickel, radial tires are like new condition. The undercarriage is as clean as the top side! The frame is rock solid with no rot or rust, very very clean, no issues. The truck stops straight and firm, the steering is tight and everything works as it should, the alignment is dead-on too. The horn, signals, lights, fan, heater, instruments all work as they should. If I were to keep this truck, the only things that I would do is stain or paint the bed wood black, per the original factory, and perhaps change the modern stereo out for an original radio. Other than that, this truck needs nothing to be enjoyed as-is. This is a "fly in and drive it home" truck, wherever home is. I'm that confident of the condition of this
The truck is registered in my name, I drive it often and am constantly stopped by people who are amazed by it's condition. Thumbs up from passersby are a regular occurrence. Lots of miles, lots of smiles and many many thousands of happy miles left in this beautiful and rare
pickup. Trucks like this in this kind of original condition rarely come up for sale, especially on the East Coast. Comes with a folder of old service documents to complete this American treasure. I recommend that you come see the truck, I'm sure that you will not be