More than 45 years after it began its lifetime of faithful service, this 1972 Ford F-100 is still running strong and looking sharp. You don\'t often see Ford pickups from this era out on the road anymore, so this specimen, with its appealing color and solid body, represents a rare opportunity to grab a compelling piece of automotive Americana at a good price.
As a \'72, this sturdy workhorse closed out the fifth generation of Ford\'s storied pickups and carries the larger dimensions and improved cabin glass that came with it. The distinctive teal shade draped over the exterior adds a vibrant look - this truck has seen plenty of active duty in its time and while it remains in surprisingly good shape, there are just a few signs of both the passing of time and various badges of honor showing on the exterior, all of them minor. The solid underpinning it sits on has served its purpose well, as there are no signs of sagging and the exterior alignment appears to be very precise - check out just how straight the gaps on either side of the hood are and how the side molding remains level as it transitions from cab to bed area. Among the other pluses on display here is the condition of the bumpers both fore and aft and the overall road-ready appearance this classic has - its badging is all securely in place and looking sharp and that split front grille has come through the years in very good fashion.
The interior has likely seen some freshening up over the years and is in outright good shape. There\'s a well fitted gray crushed velour cover over the bench seat - as thoroughly \'70s a styling cue as there is - with plenty of comfortable padding just below. The floor is covered in vinyl as opposed to the more commonly seen carpet - an indication of this truck\'s task-oriented purpose. The dash area remains in its original configuration, with a sizable factory steering wheel perched on the column and a sweeping instrument panel harboring an assortment of functional gauges, and an AM/FM/Cassette stereo was added somewhere along the line to provide your soundtrack while out on the road. You\'ll find a few slight dings here and there in the bed area but considering this truck has faithfully toiled for more than four decades it\'s in surprisingly clean condition as well.
Beneath the hood, the engine compartment appears well maintained, with a 302 cubic inch small block at its center wearing a blue block, valve covers and air cleaner to match the exterior. The powerplant is running strong - it fires up easily, idles smoothly and pulls with enthusiasm as it pairs with a 3-speed automatic transmission that\'s also still in very road ready condition. This venerable truck cruises on a set of ultra-clean 15 Ford alloy wheels wrapped with Goodyear Wrangler HT tires. A glance below will reveal that the decades have been kind to the undercarriage. It still looks straight and solid, with no signs of having been unintentionally run aground.
So many of its counterparts have fallen by the wayside that it\'s rare you even encounter a Ford pickup of its era that\'s still in its original configuration and running strong, so this 1972 Ford F-100 represents a rare opportunity. Call today!
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