1963 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Unibody Pickup

Darin Schnabel ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

Ford’s unibody pickup trucks were relatively low-production vehicles, and they were produced only from 1961 to 1963. High-quality survivors are extraordinarily rare, and to find one such as the vehicle offered here, which has known history from new and an excellent restoration, is unusual indeed.

According to an affidavit on file, the F-100 was bought new on April 11, 1963, in Enid, OK, and it remained in the family until 2002. The paperwork further notes that at that time it had recorded only 72,673 actual miles. It was restored in its correct colors, Corinthian White and Rangoon Red, with the rust-free body, interior, underhood, engine, and transmission all finished to the same very high standard. The engine itself is the optional 160-brake horsepower V8, which is mated to the heavy-duty Cruise-O-Matic transmission, and it was professionally rebuilt with hardened valve seats to accommodate the use of unleaded gasoline.