1000 HP Blown Hemi! 1953 Ford F100

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Straight out of Norwalk, California comes a fearsome Ford, a wicked build with attitude and power to spare. This 1953 Ford F100 custom features air ride, a supercharged 392 cid (6.4L) Hemi making 1000 dyno-proven HP. All this can be yours with a high bid here on eBay where over 65 bids have raised the market value above $29,500. The asymmetrical hood cutout shows off a Weiand blower complete with bird-catcher intake (see below).

Though engine and truck both date from the ’50s, the 1957 mill’s mirror-like chrome contrasts nicely with the aged engine compartment. A Tremec TKO 5-speed manual transmission directs power to the rear where a 2006 Cobra rear axle turns it 90 degrees in either direction.

Air-ride and other mechanical bits hide under the raised bed panel. The frame is reinforced to avoid excessive twisting when you stomp the Angry Pedal.

An obvious contrast to the original couch-looking bench seat, these racing seats keep you planted in the corners while stifling casual make-out options.

Updated instruments, fuel injections, and computer tuning help make this beast easier to handle as altitude and temperature change. Electronic exhaust cut-outs let you dial up noise levels from “Shopping with Grandma” to “Shatter Prius Windows.”

I wouldn’t change anything about this truck, not for a while anyway. It can be hard to put a value on a highly personalized custom like this. Surely it’s worth more than the sum of its parts, and it only takes two drooling bidders to drive the price beyond market value. Are you drooling now?

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  1. Steve R

    It looks like one of the toy cars you see on the clearance shelf of Walmart or Target for .99 cents.

    Steve R

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    • Ike Onick

      And just as useful. 1,000 hp. heh. it would be fun for the first 1/2 hour.

      Like 1
  2. Karl

    Interesting engine would sure look nice in a 34 Ford coup!

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  3. bobhess bobhessMember

    Nicely done. No changes needed.

    Like 10
  4. Chevy Guy

    I hate it when people put different brand engines in the cars. Keep the original engine brand!

    Like 3
  5. LARRY

    Smash the go pedal..hang on tight…when the rides over, go change your pants! Beautiful truck

    Like 4
    • CanuckCarGuy

      @ Larry that says it all…scary fast, the best kind.

      Like 2
  6. Gaspumpchas

    excess–I love it!! Good luck to the new owner!!


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  7. Dennis

    got a factory stock down to the GM hoses 1979 Chevy C!0 Big10 Yes Numbers matching 454 4 barrel step side would love to trade ya if your interested. Has 17000 original miles. one owner step side. call if interested 303 807 8061

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  8. KevinLee

    But it’s too low. It doesn’t have a Flathead. It has patina. It doesn’t have stick skinny steelies, but, but, but….

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  9. Dave

    It’s a rat rod with rabies!

    Like 2
  10. Little_Cars

    Once again we are here to ponder, WHY? I know it’s a period thing and everybody was doing the Chrysler swap. I can imagine those racing seats (with side rails!) are necessary but honestly, how long do ya wanna stay in that position, surrounded by hot metal, arching your back to look over the steering wheel and through the windshield? I love the look…built an MPC model of this years ago with a tilt front and bird-catcher blower. But that is a young mans game as is this 1/1 scale truck.

    Like 1
  11. Joe Haska

    e-bay says sold 29K. If you would try to duplicate it, that’s a deal! The parts alone if you sold it in pieces you could make money

    Like 1
  12. TimM

    The workmanship looks good!! The truck is so impressive but not very practical!! What do you do with it after you burn the tires off for the first time!! It’s cool just not for me!!

    Like 1
  13. Steve S

    If I could get this truck I would get rid of the air suspension and change it to a four link with adjustable air shocks. To be able to use the bed to haul stuff. Then change the five speed to a 4 speed manual to be period correct. Then paint it metallic blue or back to the original paint color so it don’t look like a rusty pile of crap. Another thing the truck would be better if it had a 8 foot bed instead of a short bed

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