Shop trucks have certainly become their own dedicated genre of the hobby over the last several years. Hell, half of the reason I bought the old C50 wrecker that’s currently in my stable is because of the perfect patina, old school hand lettering, and the history of it being worked by an old school garage business for more of its life. The 1961 Ford F100 featured in this video is a classic take on the shop truck theme and we think that it gets it all about right.
The stance of the truck is great and it seems to be lowered the old school way, with a notched frame and all. The truck isn’t sitting at “show” ride height. It is sitting at permanent ride height and we’re digging it. The flat paint with the pin striping, scallops, and really neat lettering on the doors certainly spins our crank as to the black wheels and wide white tires. Under the hood there is a crate Chevy 350. We’re good with that. A 390 or something would have been totally cool, but we’d favor the 350 over a 302 or I6 in this truck any day, but that’s us. This truck actually serves as the shop truck for the owner’s business up in Indiana, so it is more than just a pretty face.
This video is the latest in the series from Holley that they shot at the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion. We’ve been into them all so far and this one certainly does not disappoint. When’s the last time you saw someone craft a 1961 Ford truck this sweet?
Press play below to watch a killer profile of a 1961 Ford F100 shop truck!