First introduced in 1948 the Ford F-Series has always been the USA’s top selling truck, If you are talking about a classic F-1 powered by the legendary Flathead V8 or a new F350 with a stump pulling Power Stroke Diesel the F-Series is America’s favorite pickup of all time. By 1957 the F-Series was on its third generation. Gone was the Flathead V8 replaced by modern overhead valve six cylinder and V8 engines. By 1960 the style guys at Ford did a minor re-do. Quad headlights were graced by an almost eye brow look that added class and truck toughness.
You could go for two different type of beds. The FlareSide that featured a small running boards for easy side loading. The StyleSide would add a smooth bed that ran flush with the cab. The trendy bed would also add 45 percent more space for hauling. You could option up to the “Custom Cab” that featured upgraded trim and chrome grille and bumpers. Two tone paint was also offer as well as power steering, power brakes and Ford’s excellent “Ford-O-Matic” automatic transmission.
Engines ranged from the 223 cubic inch in line six that was rated at 139 horsepower. For those wanting to hear the rumble of a V8 you could get the 292 cubic inch Y-Block V8 rated 189 horsepower. Our feature 1960 Ford F100 Custom Cab StyleSide Pickup was spotted on East Main Street parked in front of the Port Jefferson Library. Finished in Monte Carlo Red over Polar White it sports wide white wall tires, chrome bumpers and grille. Ready to haul or go to a black tie affair it is a worthy piece of Ford F-Series history.
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