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1978 Ford F100 Perkins 


Calling all the True Blue F100 Ford collectors.  Are you looking for a very special Ford Pick Up? Do you want one that distinguishes itself from the others and hence guarantees collectability? We have just what you looking for.

Working with a well established enthusiast and motor dealer in South Africa, we are proud to offer for sale as their UK agents, this very rare 1978 Ford F100 Perkins Pick Up, manual, RHD.

“Blue Bell” the owners name for this truck is one of the rare Perkins diesel F100’s (apparently less than 2000 were ever made). She was assembled in South Africa by SAM Corp under license from Ford Australia and she still boasts all the very original specifications:

·      Original Bermuda Blue exterior colour.

·      Matching numbers factory Perkins diesel engine.

·      Original dark brown interior colour.  

·      Low mileage (just over 60 000 kilometres indicated)

Being diesel, she certainly doesn’t fit into the normal F100 group and apparently very few are still in existence and even fewer in good running order. Hence she is very rare and will make an excellent addition to any serious Ford collection. In the world of classic and collectable vehicles, the “Pick Up” category has seen a massive increase in international prices over the last 24 months. This trend offers a great investment opportunity, especially in RHD specification which is perfect for the UK investor  

Turn the key, crank up the huge diesel engine and Blue Bell roars to life. She spent most of her life inland in the dry Free State Province of South Africa. The body work and chassis are very straight and in good condition for a 42 year old vehicle that has not been refurbished. The doors open and close with that familiar solid “clunk” sound. Her interior is almost perfect. Slide onto the huge seat and you immediately get that “old school” feeling as you are cushioned in a seat that reminds you of yesteryear. All the correct gauges, trims and buttons are in place. Even the unique engine “kill switch” works well.  The truck has spent many years as nostalgic centre piece in a Ford main dealer and as you would expect, does not have any corrosion issues. 

Prior to UK delivery, the truck will undergo refurbishment work, including a repaint in the original colour combination. Refresh the interior. Service the engine, gearbox and major mechanical components. Refurbish the wheels, fit four brand new tyres, and replace all glass rubbers. Rewire all the original electrical circuits. All work will be fully documented, photographed during all stages and fully appraised prior to import. 

Upon completion, the lucky new owner will certainly have a very special asset in superb condition. All the registration documents will be provided to ensure an easy export process which we handle from door to door.  

For an investment of just £19995, Blue Bell can proudly join your collection and represents one of a number of high quality classic vehicles which the dealer will be importing through ourselves over the coming months.   

Please also note that the full purchase process is through Bawns as UK agents for the dealer. An agreed protected deposit will secure the vehicle until all works and final appraisal are signed off by the buyer prior to import. Including delivery costs which can be agreed, dependant on chosen carrier and destination

For further information please call 0151 691 4939 

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The Old School, 188 Liscard Road, Wallasey CH44 5TN

Call; 0151 691 4939


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Bawns LTD company registered in the United Kingdom 11152800. The old School building 188 Liscard Road, Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, CH44 5TN, Tel 0151 691 4939