Take a trip back to the 1950's and 60's. This truck offers the classic lines and paint scheme common to that era. Not often do you find an unmolested, nearly all original example of a truck such as this one. This beauty can be yours, bid quick, it is ready for you to own now............... The Description, This 1959 Ford F-100 is a runner, ready to drive off into the sunset. Still equipped with the original styling, powered by an inline 6 and driven by the 3 speed on the column (3 on the tree) this is as original and unmolested as they come. Repainted in its original colors years ago, the paint still shines very nicely and presents very well. The chrome and sainless are in ok shape, ther eis rust present on both the front and rear bumpers. The truck has very minimal rust in the door jambs and only light surface rust in the bed. The interior is neat and clean, all of the optins work although the hose from the heater box to the dash vents will need to be replaced. The truck starts and drives very well. There is a little play in the steering, very common for vehicles of this age and a fluid leak at the clutch slave. The truck is operational and drivable. The brakes, suspension and mechanicals all seem to operate as they should. It is currently licensed in California and caries a clean California Title. Technical Specifications Engine/Driveline Number of cylinders/type: I-6, OHV. Displacement: 223 cu. in. 3.625 in. bore x 3.60 in. stroke. Induction: Holly single barrel carb. Horsepower: 145 @ 4,000 RPM. Compression ratio: 8.4:1. Transmission type: Three speed manual, column shift. Clutch: Single dry plate. Chassis Wheelbase: 118 in. Weight: 3,273 lbs. Brake type: Four wheel hydraulic drums. Production Information Original list price: $1,987 Number produced: 112,082 The History For over 20 years the best selling American passenger vehicle has beenâ€¦a truck! The Ford F-Series has been an amazing success for Ford Motor Company. The F-Series has defined Fordâ€™s light duty truck line since 1948. As the years have passed, light duty pickups have evolved from the very basic utilitarian vehicles that roamed farms and construction sites into more stylish and comfortable multi-use vehicles that still can work hard when required. There have been 12 generations of F-Series since 1948 and our featured 1959 F-100 is from the 3rd generation (1957-1960). By the late 1950s pickup trucks had become much more car-like with more comfortable cabs, larger engines, and more stylish bodies. The traditional pickup box with rear wheels outside of the box were still available but most manufacturers offered a more stylish wide box that had the rear wheel wells inside the side walls. Ford called this style Styleside. The 3rd generation F-Series now had a wide, flat hood that extended the width of the vehicle, no longer a separate, raised panel between the fenders. Typical of the 1950s, a two tone color scheme was a common feature, as was a wrap-around windshield and large side and rear windows. A white steering wheel now replaced the older black version. The F-100 remained the base half-ton model with F-250 and F-350 built for heavier duty service. While not on this truck, 1959 was also the first year for a factory-built 4 wheel drive model for the F-Series. This vehicle was either consigned or donated to the California Automobile Museum, a non-profit organization and licensed California dealer located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, California, where it is available for inspection. This vehicle, and all vehicles sold through us are sold AS-IS with no warranty intended or implied by the California Automobile Museum or its consigner/donor. All sales are final, and in there is no cooling off period in California. This Vehicle's mileage is subject to increase as it may be test driven or inspected during this auction. All sales will include a California Bill of Sale and a Warranty Disclaimers to be signed. Your bid, winning or not, signifies you agree to these terms and conditions and you agree to make all payments within the allotted time. All purchased vehicles must be removed from the museum within 2 weeks from date of sale or storage fees of $10.00 per day will be applied. (Unless written arrangements for additional time have been agreed to by the Vehicle Sales Department) (For our eBay customers) If you are the winning bidder and back out of your obligation to purchase, or fail to pay within the time allotted, (unless written arrangements with the vehicle sales department have been made) you WILL receive negative feedback and be reported to Ebay, REGARDLESS of your reasons. We require a deposit within 72 hours of the end of the auction and full payment within a week (7 days). The Museum is open 7 days a week, 10 AM to 6 PM (excluding major U.S. holidays) and we welcome you or your representative to inspect the vehicle prior to purchasing or bidding. If you have any questions regarding the vehicle or would like to schedule an inspection between 10 AM and 6 PM, you can contact us through Email messaging, or call Art directly at . The California Automobile Museum is formerly the Towe Auto Museum (1997-09) and formerly the Towe Ford Museum (1987-97) Visit our website at http://calautomuseum.org/ Thank you for bidding on our items and for supporting the California Automobile Museum (a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization). We try our best to clearly describe the condition of the vehicle, but please note that we are often selling cars that are either donated to us, or are on consignment and we may not have a complete detailed history. We reserve the right to end this auction early. We are a Brick and Mortar Dealer, this vehicle advertised is also advertised for sale in our Museum located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, California, 95818. Because of this, this vehicle is subject to sell prior to the auctions end. About Us The mission of the California Automobile Museum is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California, is the oldest non-profit Automobile Museum in California. We are both a registered non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable corporation, and a licensed dealer in California. We sell cars that have been donated or consigned for sale through our vehicle program. All proceeds directly support cultural and educational activities provided by the museum to the Northern California community. Would you like to donate to the Museum? Do you have a vehicle you would like to consign with us? 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