The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Ford F-100. We make the process of selling your Ford F-100 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The F-100 was a truck designed and built by the Ford Motor Company, that was introduced in 1953 and ran until 1956. It was a huge success that set the stage for the F-series of trucks to become the most successful vehicle of all time.
For 1953, Ford spent $30,000,000 in engineering the new truck model. The F-100 had what was advertised as a “Driver Engineered” cab. As a tool, they used “Measuring Man,” a life-size model of the average-sized person. They “Driverized” features like improved control locations, sound deadener in the doors, a wider seat, and an enlarged one-piece windshield for added visibility.
Body styles available were: 2dr Chassis & Cab, 2dr Panel Truck, 2dr Pickup, 2dr Platform, 2dr Stake, Chassis & Cowl, and Chassis & W/S, all of which had a 110 inch wheelbase. Available engines were the 6-cyl. 223 cubic inch, 115hp with a single barrel carburetor and the 8-cyl. 239 cubic inch, 130 horsepower engine with a double barrel carburetor.
The design made sense and drivers loved the trucks. Because they were also reliable and durable, drivers kept them for many more years than they would normally keep a vehicle. By the 1970s, these F-100 trucks gained a following of many loyal fans and owners. Today they are collected like any classic car.