1978 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT
This 1978 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT is one seriously cool truck. It has a survivor-grade appearance inside and out, but under the hood is a big power upgrade to make sure this extra-duty pickup really knows how to still have 4x4 fun. Although the call-outs state a F-350, this is a serious survivor grade F-250. If you're a truck person, we know you already like this one a lot, because you just don't see too many of the serious F-250s from this era anymore. After all, most were purchased for industrial-strength duty and got used up quickly. But this example is the exact opposite. The exterior is believed to be a highly original, which tells you the level of care in just how the sheetmetal remains complete. This originality is believed to include the dark blue metallic paint with cool blue pinstripe highlighting the full-length Ranger XLT premium trim. Sure, it shows signs of use over the last 40 years, but most of us love that kind of character worn into a solid truck like this. Plus, you get more great original touches like the Explorer hood ornament and top running lights that came on these heavier duty models like the F-250. And this lifted truck has plenty of shine with the grille, bumpers, premium trim, and upgraded Mickey Thompson wheels. But this classic is also still a workhorse Ã¢â‚¬â€œ after all, it's a long bed F-250! And with the diamond plate on the tool box, rear bumper, and protecting the edges of the bed, you know it's tough enough to get the job done. You even have a tow hitch with a full electric hookup. Inside is more great premium originality. You really get to see it on the seats where the blue vinyl with artful and comfortable cloth insets Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and it's all believed to be original. It coordinates nicely with the tones of blue on the door panels and carpeting. The Ranger XLT trim gave you premium wood appearance on the dash and dual-spoke factory steering wheel. And while this as a stock appearance, right down to the gauges, there are also some nice upgrades. The AM/FM/CD stereo makes this a much nicer cruiser. Plus, the addition of a SunPro tach and auxiliary gauges hint at something special under the hood. The tidy presentation of the engine bay lets you know there has been a solid investment here. This truck has been upgraded to Ford's famous 429 cubic-inch V8. It also has powerful upgrades like a Holley four-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition, and headers. This extra power is a fine addition to an extra-duty F-250 like this. And with the lifted suspension, Skyjacker shocks, Ground Hawg tires, and full 4x4 drivetrain, you know this has the power and ability to keep moving long after the pavement ends. Plus, the dual fuel tanks will get you deeper into nature. But more than just an off-road machine, features like power steering, front disc brakes, and the strong C6 three-speed automatic transmission are great to have at any time. A cool original presentation meets upgraded power Ã¢â‚¬â€œ this is everything you want in a classic pickup, and it's a rarer F-250. So a total package like this is sure to be leaving us soon. Don't miss out, call today!