A customized early Ford F-100 will be auctioned off for a week at the Barrett-Jackson auction. The tuning pickup is related to the truck of the second half of the 1950s only in appearance: in order to cope with the potential of the V8 from the “charged” Mustang Shelby GT350, the mechanics had to completely replace the chassis and transmission.
Place under the hood of the F-100 was 533-horsepower (582 Nm of torque) atmospheric Voodoo V8 with a volume of 5.2 liters paired with a six-speed “mechanics” Tremec. Similar units are equipped with current sports cars Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. A special Kooks exhaust system is hidden under the body panels.
Instead of the archaic chassis of 60 years ago, the tuners installed an independent Cobra front and rear suspension, standard wheels gave way to low-profile ones. In addition, disc brakes and sports shock absorbers were provided for the pickup.
The truck body was cleaned to metal, primed and painted with Keystone Satin Black matte black paint. The image was supplemented by wheel arch extensions, new footrests and diode optics stylized as retro. The car’s interior has acquired leather seats, modern seat belts, a safety steering column and an audio system.
Specialists of the auction house Barrett-Jackson do not give predictions regarding the price of the lot. However, tuners from Minnesota are asking for $ 80 thousand for a similar restoder project with forced V8 (about 5.8 million rubles at the current rate).
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