The unibody Ford F-Series trucks of the early 1960s are a bit of an anomaly, an attempt by the automaker to make trucks – previously reserved for folks that used them for work purposes only – a bit more stylish and appealing to suburbanites. Though they weren’t around for very long, the unibody Fords did become popular with the hot rod set, and we continue to see a lot of modified examples to this day. Now, Hot Wheels has released a special Red Line Club exclusive 1962 Ford F-100 diecast model that pays tribute to that footnote in Ford truck history.
As is the case with many real-life unibodies these days, this 1962 Ford F-100 diecast model features a host of cool modifications that make it even more stylish than the original. That starts on the outside, where Hot Wheels has treated this pickup to a custom two-tone paint job consisting of Spectraflame Orange and gloss white, with all of the requisite Blue Oval badges still intact as well.
The model also sits quite a bit lower than a regular old stock pickup and rolls on a set of Real Riders deep dish wheels that complete the period look, especially since they’re wrapped with wide whitewall tires. The whole thing gives off authentic retro hot rod vibes, and we certainly wouldn’t get tired of looking at it every day we pass by the office and see it sitting on our bookshelf.
Since this is a Red Line Club model, this is no ordinary, low-detail diecast model, either. The interior is also finished in pearl white with orange accents and looks quite a bit like the real thing. The same goes for the engine bay, where you’ll find that the two-tone paint scheme carries over and frames a chromed-out engine with loads of details, which you can check out up close since the hood opens.
This cool model is available now for the relatively low price of $25, but only for Red Line Club members (though it’s pretty easy to sign up for that distinction). However, purchases are limited to one per member and five per household, so you won’t exactly be adding a tiny garage of them to your office, anyway.
Photos: Hot Wheels
Source: Ford Truck Enthusiasts