1972 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT Camper Special

Price: US $4,000.00 Item location: Wimberley, Texas, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-250
  • SubModel: Camper Special
  • Type: Long bed
  • Trim: XLT
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 44,905
  • VIN: F25HRP47025
  • Color: Sequoia Brown Metallic
  • Engine size: 390 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Heavy duty towing
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Ford F-250 Camper Special

1972 Ford F-250 XLT Camper Special

This is VIN# F25HRP47025, built on the 13th of July 1972. It was a special order truck, and is in it's original un-restored condition. It is a remarkable example - museum quality, highly optioned, rust free and very low original mileage, approximately 45,000 miles currently on the odometer. The complete history is known on this truck. The original owner ordered the truck to be used with a camper mounted on the bed, for his families’ yearly outing to a favorite campsite in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City. It was driven less than one thousand miles per year for the first 31 years of its life, then the second owner, who I bought the truck from, a former boyfriend of the girl who’s father originally ordered the truck, bought the truck in 2003, it had not been driven since 1993. It was lifted and stored during the years from 1993 to 2003. This truck is totally rust free and sports its original paint except for a re-spray of the hood (it faded over the years), and the passenger door has had some repair but it seems very minor and fixed well, other than that there are a few places that have had very minor paint touch-up work, all done by the original owner. All of the moldings and trim are original, the dash (remarkably crack free) and interior is as it left the factory right down to the AM radio. The truck was ordered without A/C, I've opted to keep it original - but there are factory original type A/C units available.

When the truck was purchased by the 2nd owner it had only ever seen a mechanic for service, the 2nd owner did some work on the truck such as installing a new cam, lifters, true-roller timing set, intake, 4-bbl (original carb and parts convey with the truck), headers and a new exhaust, these upgrades greatly improved the truck’s performance and overall drive-ability.

A description of the truck is as follows:

A Letter from Ford Customer Service Division will convey with the truck setting forth the original specifications and optional equipment at the time of manufacture. One of the interesting anomalies to the build sheet is that the color is specified wrong, it was common that as the vehicles were going down the assembly line, that adjustments were made according to the model being built, and this just shows how Ford made these adjustments and they were never recorded properly, it is also a Camper Special with XLT trim, this does not show on the build sheet either. It is obvious when inspecting this truck that it has never been altered in any way, it is as it left the factory. When I purchased the truck I removed the original split rims (maybe dangerous) and installed a nice set of forged centerline wheels, this greatly improves the look of the truck. The original hub-caps will convey with the truck…everything including the owners manual and original keys comes with the truck. From the factory the truck was fitted as follows:

F25 F-250, Styleside Pick-up

H 390 CID, 8 – Cylinder @V Engine

R Manufactured at the San Jose Assembly Plant

P47025 Consecutive Unit Number

Manufactured on July 13, 1972 with the following options:

131” Wheelbase

· Bright Asrtra Blue – Accent Color (changed on the assembly line to 3-tone Sequoia Brown Metallic/Wimbledon White paint combination to meet the order specifications; this is the only explanation of the color not matching the certificate from Ford…from what I understand a common occurrence).

· Black - Interior trim

· 6,100 lbs – GVWR

· Sliding rear window

· Tool Storage Box

· 4.10 Dana 60 Non-Limited Slip Rear Axel Ratio

· Automatic Transmission

· 7.50 x 16 – 10 TT Tires

· Standard Tread Spare Tire

· Front Disk Brakes

· AM Radio

· Tinted Glass

· 25 – Gallon Frame Mounted Fuel Tank w/Standard Fuel Tank

· Power Steering

It has had the following upgrades (recent):

· Ford cast iron “S” – intake

· Holley 600 CFM carb

· Hedman Headers

· Magnaflow muffler

· 3” single exhaust

· Dual batteries

· Transmission cooler

All of the belts, hoses and ignition parts are Motorcraft, including the oil filter. When the 2nd owner purchased the truck 8 years ago it still had the factory installed spark plug wires, these have been replaced. All of the shocks were replaced in 2007. The truck has a unique non-factory spare tire lift system that was built by the original owner, very cool and similar to the system widely used today to lift the spare up under the rear of the truck bed. It also has a non-factory coolant recovery system, transmission cooler, class 5 trailer hitch and a 7-pin connector. It has the sought after and popular Camper Special Package, sliding rear window, bed storage box, HD cooling and charging system, holds close to 50 gallons of fuel when both tanks are full. The second owner told me it has, contrary to the Ford Certificate (GVW...GVWR?), the heaviest GVW rating available at the time of 8100 pounds; with ¾ of a tank of gas it weighs 4980 pounds giving it a load capacity of 3120 pounds. It was also ordered with the XLT package and did I say the interior is 100% original and untouched right down to the AM radio and the plastic carpet covering (mat), truly amazing. It is a remarkable and very collectible truck. I do not like the idea of parting with such a beautiful truck, but teenagers and the need to make spaces this truck needs to find a new home where it will be appreciated. It has always been parked in a heated and insulated garage. Being an amazing original (unmolested) Ford F-250 Ranger XLT Camper Special, truly it is a veritable piece of automotive history.

I reserve the right to end the auction early as the truck is offered for sale locally. Please only bid if you are serious about buying the truck. If you would like to discuss the truck, please contact me and I will be happy to provide more pictures, etc. This truck is being sold “as is” and “where is” with no guarantees expressed or implied. I hold a clean and clear Washington title. I'm happy to help with shipping, but arrangement of shipping to be at the buyers’ expense. A deposit of US$500 must be paid to my account at PayPal within 48 hours of auction end and the balance paid via wire transfer within 7 days of auction end. Please do not bid if you do not intend to purchase the truck, winning bid constitutes a contract of sale.