1968 Ford F-100 Styleside SWB (4×4) – While Ford’s line of light duty trucks looked to be all new in 1967, it was actually based on the previous generation’s architecture from 1961 through 1966, only with new styling. Prominent features included a pronounced horizontal crease that bisected the bodywork, straight-edged wheel well openings, and a more intricate grille assembly. Trim levels were standard cab, Custom Cab, and Ranger. Also new for 1967 was the first factory cataloged crew cab, albeit on ¾-ton and larger pickups. Powertrain availability continued from the previous year, but in 1968 the V-8 engine options were significantly changed. The 352-cid Y-block was dropped, replaced with 360- and 390-cid V-8s. These mills were FE (Ford-Edsel) architecture engines, the former essentially a destroked 390 for better torque. Also for 1968, like all vehicles sold in the U.S., the F-100 now had side marker reflectors; on each side, one was on the lower rear corner of the box side and one integrated into the side hood emblem.
If you hunt for trucks all day long like we do, you know this F100 is a RARE find! While exact production numbers for 4×4 Stylesides are unknown, it is known that only 3,445 rolled off the assembly line in 1967 and just under 8,000 hit the pavement in 1969. Finding a short bed 4wd F100 is no easy task. When you the narrow the field to include only 1-owner, well documented trucks … well, this is the only one! This truck was purchased new in Susanville and remained there it’s entire life. You can tell this truck was the owner’s pride and joy before he passed. While there are some quirky features (like roof mounted wink lights and spare), they give the truck a real 60s/70s time-capsule look. The original owner kept several small repair parts in the heavy-duty steel toolbox, the original owners manual and warranty card in the glovebox, and a handwritten log of all service work completed on the truck. We won’t claim this truck to be perfect.