Bodie Stroud 1956 Ford F-100 Restomod Is Truck Lover’s Dream
Truck Features Modern Powertrain, Features Starting at $180,000
How many times have you been sitting around with your gearhead buddies, armchair quarterbacking, and asking the hypothetical question, “If money were no object, what would you get?” For many of us, the answer would be Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper, Porsche 911 Turbo, or Ferrari 458. However, if you’re a hard-core truck enthusiast, it might be a custom, restomod 1956 Ford F-100.
If you’re that kind of person and have the bank account of a Silicon Valley executive, then Bodie Stroud Industries has your ride. The BSI X-100 starts with the body of a 1956 F-100, but virtually no part of the truck remains untouched in its transformation. The hood is chopped, a much larger rear window is installed, and a one-piece tubbed bed features a hidden fuel filler neck.
Under the hood, buyers have a choice of a 5.0L DOHC 32-valve Ford “Coyote” V-8, in either a naturally aspirated 412hp form or a supercharged 630-hp version. Both are mated to a late-model Ford 4R70W automatic transmission. The rest of the hardware on the X-100 reads like any custom classic enthusiast’s wish list: Flaming River steering and steering column, Currie 9-inch rear end, Vintage Air climate control, Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R tires, Wilwood brakes, and a Magnaflow exhaust. Buyers can also select a custom airbag suspension system to adjust ride height on the fly.
If you want to park one of these beauties in your garage, be prepared to step up to the plate with $180,000 to start. Somewhat amusingly, the press release describes the starting price as “reasonable.” Considering the amount of work and craftsmanship, perhaps, but that amount will buy a good-sized house in most parts of the country.
Source: Bodie Stroud Industries