Mods on this F-100 might not appeal to everyone, but its classic style and torquey engine give this second-gen pickup serious attitude.
Okay, we’ll get this out of the way first. We realize that some people will have a strong reaction seeing this 1954 F-100 as our choice to be featured on Two Tone Tuesday. Purists may not dig the Orange and Pewter paint. Is it period correct? Of course not. But this F-100 was built and restored to rattle some cages, and we kind of love that.
Metallic paint and hot rod style runs throughout this truck’s DNA. Plus, it houses a monster 5.8 L V8 under the hood. This cool cat restomod has some very tough details that make it stand out; and tells the other vehicles on the road to step aside.
We spotted it on the auction block at Mecum’s upcoming Dallas 2019 auction, September 4-7. And yes, we were impressed. Is it a classic two tone? No. But is it a classic Ford that has been modded with a strong point of view? Yes.
Let’s not forget at the heart of this is a second-generation F-100, a half-ton of metal, steel, chrome, and grit. This is a durable and capable truck, and it has character for days.
All of the emblems and badging have been fixed up and polished to a gleaming shine.
Now, the biggest changes are in performance. The engine was swapped for a chromed Ford 351 CI (5.8 L) V8 engine. That is going to give this classic rig a mighty dose of heavy horses. It is mated to a Ford automatic transmission with overdrive.
Inside, the tan leather upholstery gives a comfortable ride. And there are a lot of modern amenities that make it an easier ride: Power steering, power brakes, power windows, air conditioning and a tilt steering column improve ride quality. While a modern sound system lets you rock and ride.
Ford trucks have come a long way from this 1954 pickup, but they remain as effortlessly cool now as they did then.
So, what do you think? Is this a Two Tone legend? Thoughts on the Orange and Pewter paintjob? Let us know in the comments, or join in th