Ford F1/F100/F150 Lightning 1948-2004 - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Ford F1/F100/F150 Lightning market review 2020

Ford pickups in the USA are symbolically working class but in Australia they were more likely to be owned and occupied by the police. F-trucks did finally escape their ‘paddy wagon’ image and early ones now attract lots of collector attention.

They also provide the platform for some very serious and costly show vehicles. Early F1 models aren’t common here but that changes from 1953 when the modernised F100 arrived. These tend to be the most costly of early F100s, following US value trends to more than $50,000. Versions built from 1968 until the 1980s had six or eight cylinder engines and are likely to cost less than $20,000. Looking at future collectability, the supercharged 150 Lightning is too expensive at present to be tempting.

F1 1948-52 $52,990 [5]

F100 1953-56 $55,940 [17]

F100 1957-67 $38,480 [12]

F100 1968-82 $18,520 [30]

F150 Lightning 1999-04 $55,500 [7]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2020 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

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| 2019 Market Review: Ford F1/F100/F150


From Unique Cars #447, December 2020

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