1969 Ford F-100 with 460 hp Coyote engine is the ultimate understatement of $ 200,000
As is the case with every other project he’s worked on, Gateway Bronco kept the classic truck look, that vintage look from the 1960s that tells the story of amazing rural America. But that’s only on the outside, because the interior and, most importantly, the mechanical parts, are all state-of-the-art.
But let’s take them one at a time. The original-looking exterior is slightly improved by the deployment of 18-inch billet wheels shod with 33-inch BFGoodrich tires. The rear bed is made of wood, of course, to give it that extra dose of vintage, and the sides hide electrically retractable steps.
The truck climbs higher than we are used to thanks to the use of a 4.5 inch lift. Also hidden under the body is a 9-inch Currie rear differential, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes with hydroboost and a Borla exhaust.
The Royal Maroon and white body hides a Whiskey Brown interior with leather seats, headliner, dashboard and visors, a GT350 inspired steering wheel, power windows and air conditioning. A Bluetooth stereo and 3-point seat belts are also on the deck to make passengers comfortable.
But the real magic takes place under the hood, where hides a powerful 5.0-liter Coyote V8 to make the visual appearance of the truck a real understatement. Linked to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the engine is capable of developing 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, sending them all, as they should, to all four wheels.
We stumbled across the truck as it waits for its future owner at the end of an Omaze campaign. According to the people who offer it, the truck has a retail value of $ 207,000.
The raffle is intended to support SixDegrees by Kevin Bacon, an organization dedicated to supporting “Local and popular charities in the United States”.
As usual in such cases, people will have one or more winner the truck by donating absolutely nothing for $ 150. The campaign ends on January 14, 2022, and organizers are offering a cash prize of $ 155,250 to the winner, in case the F-100 doesn’t please them.