GREAT SOLID TRUCK! 351 CLEVELAND V8, AUTO, PB W/ FR DISC, PS, BED LINER, NICE!!!
You see a lot of mid-70s Ford pickups clattering down the road, held together with duct tape and a prayer, but once in a while you run across one that was not only spared the rigors of a full-time job, but actually lived with someone who treated it as something special. This 1976 F-100 is still ready, willing, and able to work, but one look at it will tell you that someone was pretty darned careful any time he was on the job site.
Code MP White over Light Blue is this truck's original color, and the finish looks pretty darned good. It's probably an older respray, but it's got some time on it so it looks appropriate on a working-class Ford. More than presentable, you'll look forward to Saturday afternoons giving it a good coat of wax and you'll never get tired of the compliments you receive at Home Depot. Thanks to a sporty 6-foot bed and a snug-fitting black vinyl tonneau, it has what might very well be the world's biggest weatherproof trunk, perfect for carrying gear or hardware. The Ranger was the top-of-the-line (remember this is before there was a small truck called Ranger) and as such it wears a lot of bright trim, including bright wheel arch moldings, stainless side strips, and an ornate tailgate, so it really looks dressed up. For hauling, there's a drop-in bedliner that means you don't have to worry about doing some work around the house.
The dark blue interior is equally nice and a welcome upgrade over the sticky original code EB blue vinyl. Like the paint, it has a period-correct look and remains a welcoming place to hang out and spend some time. The beautiful blue carpets are another nice upscale look that works well with the painted white dash. The door panels are likely original and in very good condition and you can see a few upscale touches with the burled walnut applique on the center of the steering wheel. The instrument panel reflects Ford's fascination with square gauges in the mid-70s, but they're comprehensive enough to give you a good view of what's going on under the hood. There's an older AM/FM/cassette stereo in the middle of the dash, but that appears to be the extent of the modifications inside the truck.
This one originally came with a G-code 302 cubic inch V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor, but that's no fun in something this big. Instead, it's now running a strong 351 "Cleveland" V8 that was a natural fit. It looks factory-fresh with a recent coat of Ford Blue paint and as many original parts as possible. No goofy chrome air cleaner, just OEM equipment and detailing that give this truck an honest appeal and factory-style reliability. You'll also find power steering and power brakes underneath, which makes this big rig easy to handle, and there's a lot of recent equipment, including hoses, ignition components, and master cylinder. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission feeds sporty 3.70 gears (if the door tag is to be believed), and a custom dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers adds a sporty exhaust note. It's also pretty clean underneath, more proof that this truck was treasured from day one. Shiny aluminum wheels from a later F-Series wear fat 235/75/15 truck radials that look right in the big fenders.
Big old pickups like this have very low survival rates, but sometimes a special one shows up and this Ford is one of those remarkable old trucks that make everyone smile. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Blue and White
- Interior Color
- Blue and White
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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