October 1965 my dad pulled into the driveway with a brand new 1966 F100 powered by a 352 with 3spd on the column. Red with Red interior. Learned how to drive in that truck when I was 8yrs old. Loved the body style ever since dad pulled into the drive with one. Dad gave me the truck in 1984 but I moved to Phoenix january of 86' and had to sell it. Told myself someday I would like to have my own. Color choice would be Orange but was told for years no such color on a 1966 F series. For years tried to find any super nice rust free example. Fast forward to Feb 1st 2000 when a friend pulled into my driveway with a factory Orange/White 66 F100 short bed custom cab in its original paint. Within minutes had a deal to trade for my 428 Powered 71' F100 Ranger. The rest is history. Truck was purchased new from Sam Posie Ford in AZ. (dealership was west coast distributor for Shelby) He also had lots of pull at the Texas truck plant where he was able to buy 9 trucks in the Orange/White combo this being #2 of those 9. This is truck as purchased but a few more years of Arizona sun. In 1978 I bought my first 425hp 427 powered ride a 1967 Mercury Capri, at that time I told myself it would be a sweet engine to drop in my dream truck a 1966 F100. Later the dream was a 427 SOHC and had the engine but had to let it go. If I could only turn back the clock! Engine bay of my first 427 car. So for now until the dream is realized the 427 Side Oiler will be engine of choice. Goal is to bring me back in time of what I remember dads truck to look like but with a few upgrades like brakes and steering and of course the power plant.