Hooniverse Weekend Edition: 60's Pickup Showdown; 1966 F-100 vs 1969 C10


Welcome to another edition of the Hooniverse Showdown, this time featuring a pair of 60’s pickups pulled from the pages of Craigslist, this time from Austin, Texas. So, are you a Ford or Chevy Cowboy?


The first contestant is this 1966 Ford F100 “Longhorn” Edition. Details are sparse, with no mileage indicated, a 360 under the hood that has been bored out (A Chrysler, a Ford, or something else?), The color (Burnt Orange!), and the interior colors described as Texas Colors. Does $6500 seem a bit high to you with the lack of description? If the listing is still up, go here!

The next contestant is a 1969 Chevrolet C10, which has seen a little more wear. The listing reads like this:

1969 chevy c-10 the truck need to go I had it but a long time and now need to go I did alot of stuff to it it has a 350 chevy engine with a 350 transmission the truck has a new edlebrockcarborator new edlebrock air filter new edlebrock intake 4 barrel new headers I have put in new flowmaster super 44 exhaust system it sounds nices with the nices tips in the back new rims and tires it a project truck I was going to finish the truck starts up but have to be pull I am not trying to get all of my money back asking $4500 obo names colby cell is 512-786-5464

Yes it may have a lot of Edlebrock parts, but is this Chevy worth the money? Again, if the listing is still up, go here to see this Chevy.
Thanks to The Doctor for the tip!

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  1. Tough one. I'm an old Ford Guy (a leftover habit from long before my Mopar conversion) and that's one of my favorite old Fords. But the Chevy has got something the F-100 does not; the honest "Old Truck Vibe". I've gotta vote Chevy this time.

  2. A little high for a stripper model C10, but certainly no crack pipe for a good running and driving rust free truck.

  3. You have to go back a little farther before my allegiance changes from Chevy to Ford. The only Ford that I'd choose over a contemporary Chevy is a '55 – '57 F100. This ain't that, so my vote goes to the bowtie.

  4. I'm biased, I have a '66 F100 shortbed sitting right outside. It has a 240 six and is nowhere near as nice as this one. I've had it for twelve years, it's been a great truck. I paid about a tenth of what they're asking for this one, not including the new engine I built for it. So, yeah, I vote for the Ford. Still, I like that Chevy, even though the price seems high. You can get a truck like this around here for about two grand, easy.

  5. Even though the company that is selling the Ford is talking out of their ass (Ford never made a Longhorn, but Chevy did!) I'd still consider it. For the most part it looks like a mostly tasteful resto and I'm a sucker for the ol' Ford FE motors.
    As for the Chevy, looks to be too much for just an average truck, even when considering the Chevy seller has a better taste in wheels. The only way I would pony that much up for that truck is if it was a Longhorn.

  6. Truth be told I'm not much of a truck man, but definitely a Ford man, so the F-100 definitely appeals to me more, but I have to ask the commentariat, are these actually reasonable prices for trucks of this vintage and wear? Seems very steep to me from an objective "its just a conveyance" perspective (although I hate to take that perspective).

  7. This isn’t an entirely fair matchup in that both Ford and Chevy introduced all-new pickups for 1967. The ’66 Ford is a generation behind the Chevy, so it would be a bit cruder to drive. However, I’d probably still take the Ford. The Chevy had a stout chassis and driveline, but the build quality of the body and interior on these trucks was often mediocre. The Chevy bodies seemed to loosen up quicker over time than the Fords, and were also more rust-prone.
    (This comment somehow had originally ended up in some weird Hooniverse limbo.)

  8. I'd go with the Ford, although the choice in this case comes down to apparent condition. All things being equal, I'd prefer the Chevy.

  9. I like the seller of the C10 more. Seems more, hmm, straightforward. "Names Colby" kind of says it all.
    I saw these adds and thought this would make a great showdown. I am so pleased it made it to the Weekend Edition because, its like a secret club, and all the cool kids come.

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