You need the best of everything available to build a show-stopping hot rod these days. Good looks, driveability, big power, and comfort are all part of the modern rodding package. A machine that checks off all those boxes — a gorgeous, Coyote-powered 1956 Ford F100 pickup — is hitting the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, in January.
The builder of this F100 started out with, what is described in the listing, as a rust-free, California 1956 F100. This bodystyle is arguably the most popular of the first generation F-series trucks and difficult to improve on. However, with some subtle touches, this pickup went up to the next level.
This ’56 Ford F-100 was an extremely solid piece when its high-quality, frame-off restoration began. — Barrett-Jackson
“This ’56 Ford F-100 was an extremely solid piece when its high-quality, frame-off restoration began,” says Barrett-Jackson. “This truck spent all of its life in the California desert, where it’s nice and dry.”
After the solid truck was taken down to bare metal, the builder modified the original body with shaved turn signals; front and rear roll pans; and rounded door corners. The fenders were even widened 3 inches in the rear to increase that timeless, fat-fendered Ford look.
1956 F100 Mods
• 3-inch wider rear fenders
• C6 Corvette Z06 suspension
• Camaro rear differential
• Coyote 5.0-liter engine
• Custom axles
• Ford 6R80 automatic transmission
• Kindig-It door handles
• LED taillights
• Mattson polished radiator and air-conditioning condenser
• Power one-piece door glass
• Ron Francis wiring
• Smooth running boards
• Smooth tailgate
• Tubbed bed
• Vintage Air Front Runner accessory drive system
Ready to take this bad boy for a ride? We know we would like to. It could be yours this in the new year, so check out the complete listing here for all the details.
If you want to attend the auction in person and check this truck out for yourself, the event is held at Westworld of Scottsdale from January 13-21, 2018 and you can get the full details on how to attend right here.