32K ACTUAL MILES, SAME OWNER OVER 30 YEARS, 302 V8, AUTO, PS, PB, SUPER ORIGINAL
With a ton of originality, and plenty of cool upgrades along the way, this 1976 Ford F-100 Explorer is a truly unique total package that's available right now for quite a nice price.
Everyone loves the bold look of this factory-correct Medium Copper. We believe this to be the original application, and so the amount of luster that's retained after more than four decades really highlights the level of care the whole truck received. Of course, averaging less than 780 miles annually also helps with this level of preservation. The sheetmetal is exceptionally straight, and so, the first impression this Ford is its truly worth the asking price alone. But then you start to notice all the great details. Some of them are nice optional features from the factory like the period-correct swing-out mirrors, Explorer hood ornament, sliding rear window, and the cool beige stripe package that gets this attractive pickup even more attention. Plus, this one was upgraded along the way to make it one of the best-looking retro customs around. The windshield visor, top running lights, side steps w/grab handles on the cab, fender flares, and black & chrome Grand Prix wheels. But more than just look like a retro-style long-hauler, this one still knows how to be a useful pickup. After all, under the vinyl cover is the added utility of the long bed setup. Plus, the trailer hitch on the rear means you can be the coolest pickup to arrive with everything from a boat to a camper.
Inside the copper and beige theme continues in what is believed to be a mostly original interior. In fact, the only pieces that we can identify as replaced are fresher carpeting (always a welcomed upgrade) and a CB radio. While that last one is more about '70s-style fun, the working PA system that it's attached to will be great for making an entrance where you take this truck today. But what will really make you love the interior is all the original time capsule like features. The tan bench seat, grippy steering wheel, and clear gauge package all remind you that this is a low-mileage and well-respected classic pickup.
The 302 cubic-inch V8 looks great under the hood with its big blue block, bright air cleaner, and all those factory-style details. And more than just look attractive, this one has an extra power boost thanks to a Holley four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock Performer intake. Plus, the glasspack-style dual exhaust gives this V8 a sweet crackle. A truck this nice deserves to be taken out for leisurely drives, and so it also was optioned correctly to be comfortable on the road. With a three-speed automatic transmission, twin I-beam front suspension, power steering, and front disc brakes, this is a great anytime classic.
Complete with the original warranty card and owner's manual, it's going to be a while before you find such an interesting mix of survivor and period-correct upgrades. And by then you'll likely pay at least twice as much. So don't miss your opportunity. Call today!!!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Cassette Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Owner's Manual
- Original Warranty Card
- Exterior Color
- Medium Copper
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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