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1959 Ford F-100

Pickup
Mecum Dallas 2021
Wednesday, 8 September - Saturday, 11 September 2021
$55,000
Sale Price
Yes
Reserve
11 September 2021
Sold Date
S82.1
Lot Number
#2
Recent restoration
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. F10C9K33824. Indian Turquoise with Ivory roof over white vinyl and turquoise cloth. 292/160hp, floor shift 4-speed, 4-wheel drive, white steel wheels, tinted glass, factory AM radio, heater.

Evaluation: Very good fresh paint and chrome. Light scratches on the grille and light pitting on some of the badges. Straight bed with spray-in bedliner. Very good restored interior. Fresh truck restoration with good equipment and sharp ‘50s colors.

Bottom Line: The third generation (1957-60) F-Series was a significant and much more modern redesign for Ford’s bread-and-butter pickup, and 1959 was the first year for factory 4-wheel drive rather than expensive aftermarket conversions. This is a clean, correct and well-equipped example so it naturally attracted a lot of attention at an auction where trucks generally did very well. It brought $46,200 at Mecum Indy only a few months ago, and that was already a very strong number. This one seems downright expensive, but that’s an observation we’re making a lot these days.

by Andrew Newton
18 September 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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