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1955 Ford F-100 Previously Owned by Patrick Swayze Is up for Sale

Second-generation Ford F-Series pickup trucks aren't the most desirable vehicles from the 1950s, but they sure are pretty. At least in my book, because I love the bulged hood and wide fender design from the era. Well, if you're in the market for one of these mid-1950s haulers, here's your chance to own a 1955 F-100 previously owned by Patrick Swayze.
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The truck was recently listed by Patrick's wife, Lisa Niemi, on eBay, where it's being auctioned off at no reserve. The F-100 is located at the Swayze Ranch in Sylmar, California, where Patrick and Lisa found it when they bought the property back in 1986.

"Patrick and I inherited this super-cool pickup when we bought our horse ranch in LA 35 yrs ago. We always intended to restore it but never got around to it. However, it did serve as an awesome backdrop in many photo sessions," the ad reads, suggesting that the truck has been sitting ever since the couple purchased the ranch.

Needless to say, the F-100 is a proper yard find, showing a lot of surface rust and needing a great deal of TLC before it can hit the road again. But it appears to be complete inside and out and still has the original 239-cubic-inch (3.9-liter) V8 engine under the hood.

Being a 1955 model, it features the Y-block that replaced the similarly-sized Flathead V8 in 1954. The mill was factory-rated at 130 horsepower.

The first-generation F-Series was rather short-lived. The first example rolled off the assembly line in 1952, and Ford put an end to it in 1956. The F-100 was the 1/2-ton version that replaced the first-generation F-1.

Since Patrick never drove this truck, it's not exactly a proper celebrity car, but it's still a cool vehicle to own if you're a Swayze fan. Not only a solid candidate for a restoration project, but this truck could also morph into a nice rat rod with a bit of cleaning and body treatment to preserve its wonderful patina.

Born in 1952, Patrick Swayze starred in more than 50 films and TV shows. He's mostly known for his appearances in Dirty Dancing (1987), Ghost (1990), Road House (1989), and Point Break (1991). He received three nominations for the Golden Globe Award and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997. Swayze died in 2009, at the age of 57.

The F-100 truck is being auctioned off by eBay seller "swayzeranch." Bidding has reached $8,600 as of this writing, with almost five days to go.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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