BF Auction: 1966 Ford F100 Custom Cab

Sold for $3,000View Result

With classic Pickups remaining strong performers in the market, finding a promising project can be challenging. However, this owner has a great prospect he is selling as part of a collection downsize. It is a 1966 Ford F100 Custom Cab with plenty of choices for the winning bidder to make. It features a V8 under the hood and could be the ideal vehicle for someone seeking a first or DIY build. The Ford could look stunning following a faithful restoration, although it could serve as a sound base for a custom or rat rod project. The owner has listed the F100 exclusively with us at Barn Finds.

I am unsure whether the Raven Black paint cloaking this Ford’s panels is original, but my instincts tell me it is. Combining that paint shade with sparkling chrome and classy hubcaps is a recipe for an eye-catching Pickup. Those days may seem far behind this classic, but that situation could be temporary. The hanging panels look straight, and most trim pieces would present well with little more than some hard work with a high-quality polish. For those who may be worried about the presence of rust, you can push those fears aside. It does have some severe rust issues, but these aren’t the end of the world. The owner has a collection of parts designed to make this gem perfect and includes them in the sale. The winning bidder receives a complete and solid cab and a bed that will make those problems a distant memory.

Lifting the F100’s hood reveals this classic’s original 352ci V8 that produced 208hp and 315 ft/lbs of torque in its prime. It sent its power to the road via a four-speed manual transmission, making this an effective load carrier or tow vehicle. The front is currently off the engine due to a fault that caused it to bend pushrods. The owner thought he had identified the issue, but after running fine for a while, it repeated the process. He has eliminated a loose timing chain and feels it could be a camshaft issue. The engine seems otherwise healthy, and since the winning bidder will probably pull the V8 during the build, that provides the ideal opportunity to diagnose and rectify the issue.

The beauty of this 1966 Ford F100 Custom Cab is that it offers something for everyone. Its complete nature and included parts will attract those pursuing a faithful restoration, although it would also serve as a prime candidate for a custom or rat rod build. The ongoing popularity of classic Pickups means it shows potential as a long-term investment. Regardless of the new owner’s path, the finished product will turn heads and should serve them reliably for many years. It is a genuine blank canvas, but if you have a clear vision, making it a reality may only be a bid away.

  • Location: East Point, Georgia
  • Mileage: TMU
  • Engine:  352ci V8
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
  • Title Status: Missing

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Sold for: $3,000
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Ended: Jul 28, 2023 10:32am MDT
Winner: Bob 65
  • Bob 65
    bid $2,000.00  2023-07-28 10:28:36
  • BigBobGT500 bid $1,900.00  2023-07-28 07:37:58
  • 429 Torino bid $1,800.00  2023-07-27 20:20:54
  • BigBobGT500
    bid $1,600.00  2023-07-23 20:55:53
  • HotrodCary bid $1,500.00  2023-07-23 11:46:33
  • Louis
    Louie bid $1,200.00  2023-07-23 10:56:33
  • HotrodCary
    bid $400.00  2023-07-22 10:22:55

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  1. Jim

    In the beginning it says No Reserve Auction & yet at the bottom there’s this: STARTING BID:
    Reserve Not Met….. Which is it??

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    • John

      Event pushrod and cam issues probably came from somebody over reving it. Or if it did just go from regular wear that means the rest of the motor isn’t far behind.
      The cost of restoring vehicles nowadays is crazy. So unless you get these vehicles basically for free you are in for a very expensive lesson

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  2. John M.

    No title? No Thanks.

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  3. Richard

    Bent pushrod were caused by the gas in tank turned to varnish over the years of sitting. I’m sure it was the intake valve pushrod’s that bent. If able to get it to run, by priming, the varnishes fuel LOCKS the intake valves to the guides. The next time you crank the engine, the pushrod’s bend. I have had it happen 3 times in my life.

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  4. Bradley DeHaven

    Little confused about the 4 spd manual. In the second and fourth pictures shown here there appears to be a column shift handle rising above the dash. Without interior pics, its unknown if it was originally a 3 on the tree later converted to a 4 on the floor, or? I do not recall Ford ever making a 4 spd column shift, although I have seen it in Mervedes Benz cars of that era…

    At any rate, with some elbow grease and a spare slot in the garage, this might be a fun project.

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    • RexFoxMember

      Ford did not make a 4 on the column. Based on the photos, this is either a 3 speed or an automatic.

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      • Yblocker

        Clearly a column shifter in the photos, no auto trans dipstick/filler tube in under hood photos, so obviously a 3spd manual.

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      • Robert Stevens

        If you look at the steering column in the understood photo you can see that it is a 3-speed manual column and that the linkage from there to the transmission is in place.

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  5. dogwater

    One of the best trucks ever made someone will bring it back to life.

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  6. Harold

    Chrome was the wheel covers & a few emblems, the side moldings, grill & all the light trim was/is anodized aluminum and pretty much impossible to shine with glazing compound, steel wool and all the elbow grease you can put into polishing. Took mine to a chrome shop they told me to brighten them up dip them into oven cleaner but be very careful as it will melt the aluminum quickly. Decided to chrome plate all the bright work, that’s what Ford called it well $850.00 later everything shined much better than new.

    Like 1
  7. HotrodCary

    Anymore pics of the rust?

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  8. Gary from Georgia

    I live about 30 minutes away from this truck, very interested. Is it possible to do a in person look?

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  9. OsitaGrandPaw

    My first F100 generation was a 1970 three on the tree 6 cyl. My ’78 F150 4WD Ranger SuperCab is a floor shift manual 5 spd. I believe the pictures.

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    • OsitaGrandPaw

      I meant 4 spd not 5 spd.

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  10. Rusteez H

    A good turbo FE build candidate right here!!!

    Like 1
  11. Greg in Texas

    Install a modern JDM Lexus V6 automatic drivetrain and make everything else best it can be. Old brake technology and light rear end are no place for going nuts on horsepower. That Lexus V6 will let some weight go back/lighten front, get much better gas mileage. And be must faster and smooth. The amount of suspension and brakes upgrades to get heavier with more horsepower is why that truck sits. Bent pushrods is a worn out head. Or one started with no lube. These old motors need sparkplugs off, coils pulled, fuel disconnected and squirting oil into each plug hole FIRST, turn it over. If you skipped that step, you need to tear it all down. That oil all at the bottom, metal on metal above -sitting for years- and you’re just gonna turn it over, really?!!

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    • Yblocker

      A light rear-end? It’s a Ford 9″, it’ll handle anything you put in front of it. And a Lexus V6? Lol. Go away, just go away

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  12. John Gerald Pflaum

    you could spend thousands on restoration for this and find out you can’t register it, this sounds like major title issues.i would definately pass on this unless you need it for parts, good luck bidding

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    • Robert Stevens

      Is there a title matching the VIN on the extra cab that is included in the sale?

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  13. Mike

    no title= no restoration, parts only

    give me a title and I’d drop in a coyote 5.0 and trans out of a wrecked f150 since they’ve been around long enough now that the prices in salvage yards are decent. upgrade the steering and brakes. put a decent paint job on it andd have a nice daily driver to take on cruise nights without breaking the bank if you can do most of the work yourself

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  14. Yblocker

    Good lord people, replacement titles can be had, we’re not talking federal government red tape here

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  15. MGM

    Lot of issues here. The bent push rods, maybe a spun can bearing, oil flow seizing. Beware the king-pin problems with these things as well. I think this one has them, if I’m wrong let me know. We’ve had our share of these in shop.Probably be ok if time and money allow. I’d be careful on this one, don’t get wild-eyed.

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    • Yblocker

      The only kingpin problem was lack of attention from a grease gun. The engine issue is an easy fix

      Like 0

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