390 V8, 3 SPEED, PWR STEERING, FRONT PWR BRAKES, CLEAN!
This 1975 Ford F100 Ranger pickup is certainly an unusual find. With a 390 under the hood, great color combination and no signs of hard labor in its past, this is a unique opportunity to pick up an overlooked piece of Ford history.
You've seen other mid-70s Ford pickups clattering and rattling down the interstate, held together with wire and duct tape, but rarely do you see one this nice. This one carries sparkling black paint on smooth sheetmetal, this truck appears to have been well maintained from day one. The Ranger package was the top-of-the-line package for the F100 (remember, this was before Ford began building a smaller pickup called the Ranger), and offered a ton of chrome and stainless trim, including lots of brightwork on the flanks and rocker panels, as well as on the tailgate. There's also a matching chrome rear bumper, and the only modification is a spotlight mounted on the driver's door pillar, which is a cool accessory. With a brand new Duraliner bedliner, this pick-up is ready for duty!
The black interior offers carpets and fabric seat covers that give the Ranger an upscale feel. The upholstery is a very soft fabric that has an elegant touch to it that was so popular of 1970s luxury cars, and it looks extra sharp in the working-class pickup cab. Even the headliner is covered in the same fabric with luxurious stainless trim. Everything remains in good condition with little wear, even the carpets. The three-speed column-shifted manual transmission is a throwback to an earlier era, but it moves through the gears neatly and fits this truck's personality just fine. Compared to today's pickups, the option list is light, but that's how it was with trucks in the days before they were luxury cruisers. A full complement of gauges keeps an eye on the engine with an AM/FM/cassette player providing tunes for trips to the hardware store or a local event.
Ford's rugged and torquey 390 cubic inch V8 provides the power, and it does just as good a job here as it did in the Mustang GTs of the 1960s. It's a clean engine bay that appears to have received necessary maintenance when needed. The painted Ford blue motor is a nice contrast to the black fenders, with a nice flash from the chrome air cleaner. With a swell of torque, and a wonderful sound from the dual exhaust system, you'll enjoy piloting this big truck as much as any vintage muscle car, and performance is quite good. The chassis doesn't seem to have seen abuse in its lifetime, and power steering with power front disc brakes provides some extra comfort and confidence.
For those who appreciate something a little out of the ordinary, this F100 is for you. Pickup trucks will always have a special following, and you can be certain that Ford's halo workhorse from the '70s will have plenty of attention. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Front Disc Brakes
- Cloth Interior
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