Car (Or in this case, truck ): Ford F100 Pick-Up
What makes it special: Ford’s third generation of the F-Series for the 1956 through 1960 model years. The front bodywork was widened in order to integrate both the cab and front fenders together. They also integrated the hood into the bodywork in a clamshell design. The optional chrome grille was now even more prominent than previous years. Two sets of rear beds were available, with a flareside or styleside.
What made it famous: In May of ’57,Ford stopped building trucks at their Highland Park Plant. All light and medium trucks were transferred to ten other plants in the U.S. Overhead-Valve inline-6’s and V8’s like the 171hp, 272 V8 were the same engines used in passenger cars for that time period. A floor-shifted 4-speed manual was available.
Why I would want one: Love the integrated fender/cab look, love the large chrome grill. Very stylish.
Fun fact: This was also the last generation for the Ford Panel Van, which would not return again until the E-Series introduction in 1968.
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