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At $19,500, Is This 1975 Ford B-100 Panel Truck a Rare Deal?

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Nice Price or No Dice 1975 Ford B-100 Carryall

The vendor of in the present day’s Good Value or No Cube B-100 says it’s the one panel model they’ve ever seen within the U.S. Let’s see if it’s priced to quickly be seen in a brand new proprietor’s driveway.

Yesterday’s 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 convertible had loads going for it. Most of its foibles had already been addressed, it seemed properly saved within the footage, and it wore a reasonably new set of tires. At 142K, nevertheless, it additionally had loads of miles on the clock. That appeared to mood curiosity within the automobile even at its $23,500 asking worth. In the end, the pluses outweighed the minuses, giving the AWD Porsche a 62 % Good Value win.

As fans, we frequently lament the automobiles and vehicles denied to our explicit market. The Federal 25-year rule provides some salve to that misery, however even that doesn’t tackle the prices and machinations required to move a automobile from one continent to a different whenever you’ve bought one thing as huge as an ocean in between. However what if the car you need—one which was by no means offered in your explicit nation—was proper subsequent door?

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That’s the case with in the present day’s 1975 Ford B-100 Panel Truck. Whereas primarily based on the F-Sequence, which has been offered within the U.S. since like without end, the Carryall line has remained unique to Latin American markets. Why did Ford select to not convey the 2, three, and four-door wagons to its largest and most worthwhile market? Who is aware of. Possibly, within the spirit of competitors, Ford fretted that the Carryall line would spell sure doom for GM’s Suburban vehicles.

For no matter purpose, this intelligent and good-looking B-100 panel is right here as a non-public get together import, and in keeping with the vendor, it could be the one one on U.S. soil.

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As famous, the bottom for this truck is Ford’s F-Sequence, and all the pieces on it from the B-pillar ahead will probably be very acquainted to followers of the model. Behind that, although, is an enclosed and windowless cabin with utilitarian double doorways.

The paint seems to be like a fairly latest respray and the truck rolls on polished alloy wheels that give it a clear look. The entire glass seems to be intact, as do all of the lights, with, notably, the back lights wanting like they got here off a recent Dodge pickup. Per the vendor, the truck is in nice form and isn’t a “rust bucket.”

The drivetrain is comprised of a 302 CID V8 paired with a four-speed handbook gearbox that includes an ultra-low first. Energy steering has been added, nevertheless, the truck has neither A/C nor warmth put in. Customary F-Sequence components ought to slot in both case.

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The cabin is spartan, providing simply the fundamentals and a snaky shift lever sprouting from the rubber-clad flooring. There are a pair of cloth-covered seats up entrance, in addition to a 3rd, occasional seat in between these. Nothing concerning the inside seems to be out of types and the vendor presents it truthfully.

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Based on that vendor’s description, this B-100 initially served a household enterprise “deep in Mexico.” The enterprise will need to have not required a lot of the truck because it solely has 59,995 miles on the odo. A few of that mileage was doubtless making its manner throughout the border to the U.S. the place it now lives with a clear title and an Arizona registration.

The asking worth for this straightforward and pretty unique truck is $19,500 and the vendor touts that one other Carryall nicknamed “El Chapo” sold at auction for more than ten times that amount.

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It ought to be famous that this explicit truck was bid as much as $27K on Bring a Trailer again in March of this yr, seemingly with no sale.

What do you suppose, is $19,500 a good worth now for the truck because it’s offered within the advert? Or, is that this a Carryall with a worth that makes it not value caring about?

You resolve!

San Diego, California, Craigslist, or go here if the advert disappears.

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