4×4 With Patina! 1960 Ford F250 ¾ Ton

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Ford began its charge to be the best-selling truck in America beginning with a rework in 1957. That’s when they would offer a full-width pickup box for the first time. And they would continue to be body-on-frame construction unlike the short-term change to “unibody” in 1961. This 1960 Ford is both an F250 (3/4-ton capacity) and four-wheel-drive, the first year that Ford would not outsource that work. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, this truck has only had one prior owner and sports a long list of work having recently been done. It’s available here on eBay where current bidding stands at $13,000, and there is a reserve somewhere between there and the Buy It Now price of $18,500.

The company’s third-generation pickups would be built from 1957 to 1963, even after the troublesome unibodies debuted in 1961. Apparently, they were prone to buckle in the middle under heavy loads. Ford’s F-Series would be more stylish than in the past, fitting in nicely sitting next to a Galaxie 500. They gained a wrap-around windshield, a “driverized” cab with an integral step, and integrated front fenders. Other than moving to quad headlights in 1958, the trucks would remain little changed through 1960.

This 1960 F250 was designed for a heavier payload than the F100 (F150 later). Though the trucks were initially referred to as “rolling refrigerators,” they proved more functional than prior editions. The seller has owned this Styleside (flush rear fenders) for about three years and it runs quite well. For those into patina, this pickup wears plenty of it from one end to the other, helped by some of its original 43-year-old paint. We’re told it needs very little, such as glass in the passenger side door and a new 4×4 shifter installed.

Either the seller or its original owner performed a ton of work (no pun intended) on this pickup. That includes dropping in a new 302 cubic inch V8 with sportier heads where a 292 may have once lived. It has a T5 manual transmission, new tires, and new upholstery, as well as reworked brakes, shocks, fuel system, and drive lines. What it’s missing is a title, but the seller recently applied for one and it’s in the mail, due at any time with a nudge of the DMV.

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  1. angliagt angliagtMember

    Just the kind of truck I want,but don’t really have
    a use for.Back in the early ’60’s,we had a Gray one just
    like this.I’ll always remember seeing the exposed drive-
    shaft rotating as it drove by.
    Probably about 15 years ago I tried to buy a ’63/’64
    version of this from a guy that had a Christmas tree farm.
    It had a 10 ton winch on the front of it (what he told me).
    Again a cool rig that I’d have no use for.

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  2. CadmanlsMember

    Don’t want to pop anybody’s bubble but it’s an F100. Thought the 5 lug axle would be caught. Look at the listing and it’s wearing F100 emblems in the hood. Marmon-Herrington was still doing the conversion for Ford till 1959. Nice ole truck though. Don’t see them too often anymore.

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  3. CadmanlsMember

    My bad, thought was a 58 saw those quad headlights.

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  4. stillrunners

    Funny – Barn It Up’s truck on Barn Finds…..he’s been trying to sell it awhile….was just visiting his dad yesterday…….

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  5. Yblocker

    The writer here needs some schooling.
    The 3rd generation Fseries was from 57 to 60, not 57 to 63.
    The unibody, built from 61 to 63, was ON FRAME, and only on certain models.
    And Ford’s first factory 4×4 was in 59, not 60. Prior to 59, most were Marmom Harrington, a few were American Coleman, with a scant few NAPCO. Love to have this, or one like it.

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    • Midway

      It does not look like a dana 60 rear, 5 bot lug pattern, just saying

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  6. 433jeff

    My 64 f250 shortbed is the same color, looks like this truck got a nose. Yea good eye on the 5 luggers, mine is 8 lug with 456 gears, the 292 was changed to 390.

    No power steering and a spot in the top of the steel door where your elbow actually bent the metal from “Power steering from Armstrong “

    As I remember dont have your foot in it while the wheels were cut.

    My truck has the super bee dual scoops on the hood and they look factory and fantastic.

    Yea prices have gone willy nilly, if the bronco is worth that much the f250 is worth more!

    If i could only get the cars back i crunched

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    • Midway

      F250 5th generation 4×4 prices north off 25K

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  7. Todd Zuercher

    The unibody trucks still were body on frame. Unibody in this context meant the cab and bed were “unified”.

    1959 was the first year for in-house Ford 4wd trucks, not 1960.

    And as the other poster already noted, this is a F100, not a F250.

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  8. Joe

    A friend of the family brought a new one over to our house to show off shortly after purchase. This young boy was very impressed!

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  9. Matt B

    That’s not patina that’s a beat POS

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  10. geomechs geomechsMember

    1957-60 was one of my favorite styles for Ford. Lots of them out west but I remember only (1) that was a 4×4. One of my school classmate’s dad bought it for a reliable hunting truck. It wasn’t long before 1/2 ton 4x4s were popping up all over the neighborhood. Well, the next one in our community was a ’61 Chevy Apache 10. My dad bought a 4×4 in 1956 but it was a 3/4 ton in the form of an International S-120. And look what happened even 15 years later…

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  11. Rollin Stone

    18K? Looks like a mix of about 4 different trucks there, 5 lug wheel = 1/2 ton anyway you cut it. As they say in Texas, El Paso

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