Not Your Typical Moab 4×4: 1971 Ford F100

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When someone mentions “Moab” and “4×4” in the same sentence, your first thought is probably “Jeep” or “Bronco” or something along those lines. Well, in this case, it is a 1971 Ford F100! These 5th generation Ford pickups have become very popular over the past decade. Their values continue to increase and nice, solid examples like this one can command a premium price. It can be found here on eBay with a buy-it-now price of $16,500. The truck is said to have spent its life in Colorado, but as mentioned before, it now resides in Moab, Utah. Check it out for yourself.

The VIN decodes to a factory-built F100 4×4 with a 360 engine. It was assembled in the Kansas City plant in August of 1970. The seller says the engine runs great and “looks all original” except the radiator has been replaced. These Ford FE engines are really easy to work on, which makes them great projects for a first-time classic truck owner.

The interior looks very original as well. The 4-speed shifter sits right at home next to the 4-wheel-drive stick.

Without looking at the VIN plate, it’s hard to tell exactly what colors this truck wears. The patina is really nice and looks like it would polish well with some wax and a buffer. If this was my truck, I’d probably ditch the skinny tires and stock hubcaps for some wide wheels and off-road tires. How about you?

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  1. 8banger 8bangerMember

    Gawd, back in the mid-90s, my neighbor in KCMO, sold me his ’71 (in better shape than this one even) for $800. Ah, those were the days…

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  2. Troy

    I like these old trucks this one looks to be clean minor easy fix things

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  3. Nate

    i had a 1970 2wd, i loved that truck but i did alot of off-roading so the 2wd did cut it. id love to buy this truck but the price is too much for this po’ boy…. oh and that is not a era correct steering wheel, the original was a much better design….

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  4. Michael Freeman Michael FreemanMember

    I’ve got one my granddad bought new. It’s a 1970 lwb Ranger XLT 2wd driver with a 390-2v, C6 auto, ps, pb, factory a/c(not add-on) and all the chrome. He had a friend that owned one of the local Ford dealerships and he talked my granddad into the most expensive 1/2 ton the had. It stickered for less than $2500.

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    • Tim

      I have a clean 71 f100 Custom 4×4 with BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/As with 68k miles. These are work trucks designed to be tough. This truck has been in our family since my father purchased it new. True this year came without power steering but really not that big of deal!

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  5. Martin

    Power steering was not an option and they are a bear to steer at low speeds, so not a great candidate for big rubber. I once pulled a shoulder muscle quite badly after being boxed in. I built my own power steering a few months later. I have had the identical truck for 25 years.

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    • HoA Howard AMember

      Bingo, Martin. I try and convey that message everytime one of these comes along. I’m not sure why P/S wasn’t more common, it does diminish road feel some, but only a fool would drive a vehicle today without it. Back then, a truck was a truck, not a sedan with a box, and most were ordered as cheaply as possible. The 1/2 ton rode a bit better, but still a gas guzzling, rough ride, and hard to drive, I can’t help but think, the new owner never got it started, a “MANUAL CHOKE”,,,what the hell is that? :)

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  6. Gil Davis Tercenio

    Nice old truck, but I prefer a short wheelbase for off-road use.

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