1953 FORD F100, This 1953 Ford F100 Pick Up is one of the finest in the country. It was built in the 1982 by Terry Altman who built the beautiful black 55 F100 that was runner up for "Truck of the Year" in 2005. And the same care and craftsmanship is obvious in this nostalgic custom. So much so that it was featured in "Truckin" magazine in 1983 and won all the major shows it was entered. The recent restoration of this beauty has been professionally done with the utmost attention being paid to details while preserving its original builders design. There are so many custom features, that I am confident we will overlook some in our description. The paint and body is absolutely some of the best I have ever seen. The black paint shines like new and you can see deep into it like a mirror. The chrome is in excellent condition in all aspects. And there is a ton of it. The tailgate is fully chromed with the outside face being painted black in select areas to give a great effect. The full tilt front end is made out of the original metal is in perfect condition. It was a very well thought out design which was ahead of its time when it came to custom trucks and a credit to its builder. It is hydraulically operated from within the passenger compartment. The bed of the truck has beautifully stained wood with stainless hardware that is also in perfect condition. There is a sunroof that you would swear was done at the factory. There is some of the nicest pinstripe work tastefully done all over the truck including the frame rails with are painted black and are as slick as the body. The running boards are fully chromed and in excellent condition. The body of this truck is completely the original steel. The drive train and suspension are also a thing of beauty again with that same attention to details. The engine is a strong running 302 V8 with chrome valve covers and a billet air cleaner. It is backed up by a Ford C4 transmission that shifts smooth but firmly. The rear end and suspension are fully chromed out of a Corvette with a custom cover. Even the driveshaft is chromed. The front suspension is original straight axle with leaf springs and again is fully chromed. The detail is amazing. The interior is a leather and velour burgundy with the seats out of a Cadillac. The drivers side has power adjustments. The dash is painted to match the exterior paint including the pin striping. It is 100% unmolested and in perfect condition. Better then new. The AC is a under dash unit that will freeze you out even on a 100 degree day. The glass is all in perfect condition. The 2 vent window have some very tasteful engraved scrollwork and the rear window is engraved with "The Family Tradition" in tribute to Terry Altman's father who originally taught him his trade. The steering wheel is a custom 4 spoke with a chrome column. The transmission is engaged using a floor "Quick Silver Shifter.