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Original Inline Six Manual Classic Vintage Collector Low Brown Documents

Make: Ford
Model: F-150
Type: Pickup Truck
Year: 1976
Mileage: 28888
VIN: F15BEA00001
Color: Brown
Engine: 300ci Inline 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear

1976 Ford F-150 Additional Info:

This 1976 Ford F-150 has been treated with exceptional care all its life, and the VIN tells us exactly why. It's production number 00001. Oh yeah, it's the first off the line for 1976! And so this is classic F-series not only looks fantastic, but it also will always have a story to tell.

Eugene Barrett knew he had something special when he picked up his new truck from the local dealer in Springfield, MA. October 7, 1975 was in time for the new model year, and we know that because he picked up the first 1976 model off the assembly line. Eugene was proud of it, and so he kept good documentation. He also rarely drove the truck. The story we're told is that he didn't drive it to work after 1976, and that it didn't even leave the garage in the winter. That's how you get such a low mileage machine that retains its originality, right down to the wheel covers. Eugene passed on October 6, 2009, one day shy of 34 years with his pickup. The family kept this F-150 until 2016. While it had always been well-preserved, the new owner went to have a scratch repainted in 2017, and the result was a meticulous full professional respray with the panels taken off so that this No 1 truck would never look like anyone cut corners. So the history of this pickup makes it a collectable, and its presentation will make you want to drive it to every car show.

The interior continues the trucks fantastically stock style presentation. This pickup has been so well respected all its life that everything looks fresh. In fact, we can hardly tell if anything has been replaced of if this is just exceptional preservation. The grain of the dual-spoke steering wheel hasn't been smoothed out by decades of driving; the gauges are crisp and clear; and the AM radio is still cranking out tunes. It's a true time capsule, right down to the pattern of the bench seat.

The big engine bay gives you a clear view of a fantastic-looking motor. The 300 cubic-inch inline-six looks great under the hood with its long blue block, stock air cleaner, and all those factory-style decals. It's the original motor, and the presentation is complete, right down to the jack mounted on the clean inner fender. While the mileage is ultra-low, a truck this nice deserves to be taken out for leisurely drives. And the way it fires up and runs is a reminder that this has been given all the right care over the decades. The inline six has basically the same displacement as some of Ford's famous V8s, and you control it all with the classic column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. The solid feeling on the road combines with modern cruising tires and power brakes w/discs up front to make sure it's easy to enjoy this special pickup.

The sale comes complete with the original warranty card, owner's manual, sales brochures, original registration, and sales documentation. Eugene understood the pride of being number 1, and we know you're ready to feel the same way, too. Call today!!!