Rides from the Readers: 1959 Ford F-100 street rod
Hagerty readers and Hagerty Drivers Club members share their cherished collector and enthusiast vehicles with us via our contact email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re showcasing some of our favorite stories among these submissions. To have your car featured, send complete photography and your story of ownership to the above email address.
Today’s featured vehicle is a 1959 Ford F-100—or, at least, it started out as one. Dale Seifert rescued this workhorse from behind an old barn and decided to transform this Styleside pickup into a quarter-mile monster.
At the heart of the build is an engine transplant: together with his son and friends, Seifert swapped the stock Ford mill with a 351 Windsor V-8 mated to a C4 transmission. While he opted for a matte-black paint job and understated black and chrome wheels, Seifert added a splash of color to the truck’s interior, finishing the door panels and dash in a matching sky blue.
“It’s a 3640-pound beast that runs a 10.63-second quarter mile,” writes Seifert proudly. We think this build is wicked, and we tip our collective hats to Seifert and his home-grown speed machine.
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