Low-Mile Pickup: 1967 Ford F100

Hiding away in this garage is a 1967 Ford F100 with an interesting background. It started its life as a Fire Chief’s vehicle, and when its life of active duty ended, it found its way to a second owner. The seller is the vehicle’s third owner, but he has now decided that the time is right to part company with this classic. Therefore, he has chosen to list it for sale here on Barn Finds Classifieds. It is located in Shamong, New Jersey, and you can call this F100 yours by handing the owner $32,000.

Once it emerges from the garage, more of this F100’s past becomes apparent. The second owner purchased the Rangoon Red classic back in around 1998 and then proceeded not to use it. It has been treated to some past restoration work to remove any of the minor rough edges accumulated during its active life. The result is a Pickup that appears to be spotlessly clean. The paint holds a beautiful shine, with no evidence of significant chips or scratches. The panels are laser straight, and the gaps are tight and consistent. The owner says that the doors open and close like new, which is relatively easy to believe. The glass appears flawless, while the chrome and trim could be described in the same terms.

The past restoration work included a repaint, and one look inside the bed shows that this vehicle has done no hard work since then. The bed looks perfect, and there is no evidence of any of the small dings and dents that can accumulate when loads are floating around in this area. The F100 served in the emergency services for many years, and those vehicles tend to be treated with care and respect.

One addition to this Ford’s exterior has been a set of 20″ alloy wheels. They give the Pickup a tough appearance, and they are in as-new condition. Even though I have a passion for originality, I don’t have a problem seeing classics that have received an upgrade to wheels and tires. This tends to improve handling and braking efficiency, and if the buyer isn’t that keen on the new wheels, swapping them for something else is pretty straightforward. I’m sure that if the buyer chooses to follow that path, they will have no problems finding potential buyers for these 20s.

Now we get to the business end of proceedings. For the 1967 model year, Ford offered a single V8 option in the F100. This was the mighty 352ci engine that we find occupying this classic’s engine bay. That should be producing 208hp and a mighty 315 ft/lbs of torque. All of this is fed to the rear wheels via a 3-speed automatic transmission. It is hard to go past a low-mileage classic, especially if we are talking about one that a Fire Department has owned. It is a hard-and-fast rule that they are maintained to the highest standard, with no room for compromise. The last thing any Fire Department needs is to be racing to the scene of a fire and to find themselves stranded on the side of the road in their own cloud of smoke. That’s what makes these sorts of classics so tempting. This is especially true with this F100. It was not driven by its second owner, while the current owner has used it sparingly. The result is that the F100 has accumulated a mere 20,600 genuine miles on its odometer. That sort of figure means that it is barely broken in and has to make it one of the lowest mileage ’67 F100s on the market today.

If you were expecting to look through the windows of this F100 to find an interior with rough edges, then you missed by a mile with this one. The interior is basically spotless, with no significant issues or problems. There could possibly be some slight deterioration of the finish on the wheel, but I wouldn’t be willing to bet my house on it. It is quite conceivable that this is nothing but a trick of the light. Even if there is, kits are available that would allow the buyer to restore this to as-new condition, and they can be secured for around $50. The seat wears a new cover, while the rest of the interior looks immaculate.

Classic pickups remain as popular as ever, and this is true of the 1967 Ford F100. While many cars have copped a hit over the past 12 months, the F100 has bucked that trend. Values have increased across the board by more than 10% in that period. Pristine examples are highly-sought, and this one definitely fits that description. It is a Pickup that should attract plenty of admiring glances and comments wherever it goes and one that should represent a solid long-term investment. I guess that potential buyers could spend $32,000 on shares, but spending it on the F100 sounds like a lot more fun.

Comments

  1. Joe Haska

    Being a retired Firefighter ,from a large metropolitan city for over 32 years, I have had considerable experience around all types of fire apparatus. Being a gear head people ask me wouldn’t you like to have a old fire truck. My answer is always the same NO. They are just a tool of my trade, does a retired carpenter, want an old saw.
    That changed when Isaw this truck, I also love P/U trucks, particularly sport trucks, modified trucks, SB, 2WD, lowered fast trucks. I have had many of them and rarely don’t have one as a driver. If I wasn’t immersed in 2 builds right now, I would buy this truck. 32k is a bargain, I have built several nice ones and they all add up to that number of more. And none of those were an X firefruck and a fun toy.
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  2. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Nice truck! As I remember the 352 was a stump puller and practically bulletproof.
    Lose those silly oversized rims though..the mags in the top picture are better looking IMO.

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    • Steve Clinton

      I agree! Whatever possessed the owner to add these low-rider rims?

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      • Howard A Member

        It’s their truck,,,

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  3. Mad Mike

    Totally agree. The trend is to put huge wheels and very low profile tires on these old trucks.

    The claim is improved handling and braking…..well it is true not irrelevant for a daily driver. It would help at 120-140 mph on the autobahn, but we DONT drive like that in the US daily.

    The detriments of that is that they ride like crap…no sidewall flex….

    It’s not liveable long term for a daily driver….

    It won’t age well….

    Put the other wheels and tires back on.

  4. Steve Clinton

    I’ll take the Firebird!

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  5. Mike

    WOW! What a beautiful truck! Not big on the automatic, but this truck is worth every penny, in my book. The 20’s need to go. they are not an upgrade, unless you put the bigger brakes on also…. If you want a turn key for the car shows…here ya go.

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  6. EMC66

    Nice truck; overpriced by $15k

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  7. Skorzeny

    Lose those rims.

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  8. geomechs geomechs Member

    Very nice! The ’67 was my all time favorite of this body style. Take the fancy wheels and tires to the train and replace them with a stock set of 15s with Ford Dog-Dish hubcaps. I’m always nervous when I see a garage-kept low-mileage vehicle with a new paintjob. A new paintjob means one of two things: 1/ The old one wasn’t worth showing and nothing wrong other than that; 2/ There’s something the seller doesn’t want you to see, like either a rust-out or a collision. My ’49 Chevy is original, right down to the barn/shed storage badges. It’s faded but still there. The odd person has suggested a re-spray and I won’t budge. I’m happy with it the way it is. If this truck was kept in its original state there is no reason whatsoever that it should’ve been resprayed. JMHO. I still wouldn’t kick this off my driveway…

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  9. gaspumpchas

    Even a set of torque thrust mags would look better than those ghetto wheels. Beautiful truck, would love to own but too rich for my blood. Good luck and stay safe.
    Cheers
    GPC

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    • Chris M.

      Certainly anyone with the slightest sense of asthetic agrees the silly 20″ rims are a hard pass.

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  10. Chris M.

    Certainly anyone with the slightest sense of asthetic agrees the silly 20″ rims are a hard pass.

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  11. Chris Londish Member

    I think these were the last of the metal grill, my mate has a 69 with a 3/53 Jimmy diesel and 4 spd Allison trans and F250 eight bolt front suspension it has the same instrument panel as this one and starred in a movie called Oddball although looks heaps better

  12. EPO3

    All those twenty’s are going to do with no power disc brake are sliding under my 4×4 from the fade

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  13. Howard A Member

    Okay, my patience is wearing thin with this innernet “say what you feel” crap, but let me remind you, this person is paying to feature their vehicle here and we’ll not trash it. I’m almost afraid to list my squarebody here for the lashing it would take. So the wheels are the elephant in the room, it’s their choice, and whether we like them or not, they are very popular today and opens up the pool of buyers to a younger crowd.
    The truck itself is in unheard of condition. You’d be hard pressed to find an original like this, and a fire truck is about the only way. It’s a basic thing,at least the Chief sported for the V8 and automatic, but that’s about it. Again, when was the last time you drove a pickup without PS. It’s a big shock, for sure. My neighbor has a short box Ford like this with no PS, and it’s not easy. It costs about $500 bucks to add PS today. Why someone didn’t order it when it was a $62 option in 1967, I’ll never know. BTW, I realize, $62 bucks in ’67 might be $500 today, but it’s just, $62 bucks, even then, seemed easier than $500 today.

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    • Mr.BZ

      I think we are so used to the majority of BF articles showing listings from other sites that the gloves just naturally come off here, Howard, but you make a good point when it comes to BF listings!

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      • Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

        Howard, your first sentence: well said.

        The inflation calculator I use shows $62 in 1967 is $486 in 2021, so your estimate is very close.

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