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Same Family 33 Years! 1966 Ford F100 Pickup

To find a pickup that’s been in the same family for the last 33 years is a good start if you’re on the quest for a vintage truck, but when it’s pushing 60 years old and still looks as solid as this 1966 Ford F100 Custom Cab it’s even more of a cause worth celebrating, although the circumstances are kind of sad as the primary owner just isn’t able to drive anymore.  The family hates to see it go, but they are trying to find the truck a suitable new home, so if you’ve been in the market for a mid-sixties hauler this one is probably worth checking out.  The pickup is located in Bothell, Washington, and can be found here on Craigslist with the asking price set at what seems like a reasonable $8,500.

MattR, thanks a lot for your excellent tip here!  The seller says this one’s all original including the paint, a blue and white two-tone finish that looks fairly decent overall for the age, though he’s very upfront in pointing out that the truck is nowhere near perfect but says with a little work it could be a really good-looking rig.  I’m sort of fond of the way the pickup presents now, and would probably end up just driving it the way it is for a while before I did anything to the outside.  Sure, I see all the imperfections and numerous touch-ups, but for an old work truck those blemishes kind of make for a cool patina and this seems like the type of truck that would be more fun if you can keep things as original as possible.

Also original is the 352 V8 motor, which looks like it’s got a fresh coat of Ford blue paint on the outside.  The mileage is listed as 42,000, but no word on whether or not the odometer is on the second trip around, and also no information on if the engine has ever had a rebuild.  But the seller does state that the truck runs and drives fantastic and the 4-Speed manual transmission shifts well, with enough confidence to believe the truck is dependable enough for the buyer to drive home if they choose to.

Things inside are still looking OK too, with some wear in a few areas and a missing window crank on the passenger side door panel.  But farther down where it’s more important, the floors are stated to still be in good shape plus there’s said to not be any frame damage or major rust, so in spite of a few cosmetic flaws this 1966 F100 appears like a pretty solid pickup.  $8,500 seems in the ballpark for this one and I’m guessing it will find a new home quickly.  What are your thoughts?


  1. Big C

    A great, clean truck, at a great price. And, once again, 3000 miles away. I’d move out there, but I live in a free state, and vehicles just aren’t worth it anymore.

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  2. JohnfromSC

    Too much rattle can for me. Hard to tell, but looks like they might have also taken a rattle can to the exterior. The engine appears to have had water pump work done since all the blue spray all over the place, with an odd overlong bolt sticking out of the pump that gives me an uneasy feeling. And how much is a door crank? Altogether it just says something about the seller. Hope I’m wrong.

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    • Jeff

      The long bolt was for a bracket is no longer there

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    • Larry Ashcraft

      I had a ’75 that I broke the window crank on once. A replacement from Advance Auto was almost a perfect match.

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  3. TorinoSCJ69

    Some caution here.

    No underside shots.
    Mixture of black and red hoses – all replaced ? – and wierdness with that water pump and odd bolt jutting out.

    Too much “very/fantastic/healthy” when last clutch replacement date and hard details would better serve.

    Needs a lot and too much obvious rattle can does not help.

    Eyes wide open and up on a rack for a start. Sorry.

    Good luck.

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  4. angliagt angliagt

    and it’s got shiny tires!

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  5. Greenhorn

    Agree with everything that’s been said. I’ll add that it’s got the ugliest fenders I’ve ever seen on a pickup. What was Ford thinking?

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  6. Nevada1/2rack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Better to pay $8500 for a simple truck you can work on instead of $85000 for a truck only a dealership mechanic can work on-after they take the cab off to access the engine.
    A Clean old truck with a venerable old 352 V8 and a 4 speed?
    Worth taking a chance on IMHO.

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  7. Johnmloghry johnmloghry

    Reminiscing has become one of my favorite past times these days. I once had a 65 Ford F-100 in the exact same colors, but mine having the same 352 engine had a three on the tree with overdrive. This one is more deluxe than the one I had though as it has all the gauges and nice door panels. Bothel is a nice little burg on the end of lake Washington. I bought my first new car at a dealership there in 1969. Now all these years later I live alone in Houston, Texas and have no need for a pickup. Wouldn’t it be nice to turn the time back to any point you wish. Dream on old man.

    God Bless America

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  8. Fred

    what’s with the shifter? it looks new & there’s some kind of platform under the boot

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  9. Fred

    what’s with the platform under the replacement shifter?

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    • TouringFordor

      A foam pad, since they don’t have the correct boot.

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  10. Randy Anderson

    Not bad just needs a little t l c and honey hush that hopefully overhauled engine wow I wouldn’t mind having it myself,but i can’t afford it!

    Like 1

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