LIFELONG SOUTHERN TRUCK, CLEAN CARFAX, GREAT RESTO, 5.0L V8, AUTO, COLD A/C!!!
We're always proud of our inventory of clean vintage trucks, and this 1985 Ford F150 rounds out a collection that spans decades. Completely stock and ultra-clean underneath, it represents the most popular vehicle in the world in 1985, and presents in cool period style that recalls a great period in many enthusiasts' memories.
Ford was big on blues in the mid-80s. Mustang GTs in particular were always dark blue or blue with gray, but on this F150, light blue seems to work better. Repainted about 15 years ago, it's a tribute to the era and it's quite remarkable that its custodians over the past 35 years have chosen to maintain that look without any notable modifications. The square-jawed sheetmetal looks as good today as it did back then, and it is as instantly recognizable as anything this side of a VW Beetle. The light color highlights the fenders, giving it a sporty look, and if you look down the flanks, you'll see this sucker is amazingly straight. For functionality, there's an extremely nice painted bed, a set of polished bedrails, and oversized side-view mirrors for towing. And speaking of towing, this one has a heavy-duty hitch on the chrome bumper, so it's up to the task of moving your hardware.
Just as the paint is vivid and clean, so is the blue bench seat interior. By 1985, trucks were not just working-class tools, and Ford's XLT models offered a ton of creature comforts. Cloth seats, full carpeting that's still in great shape, and stylish door panels that were a big step beyond the plain steel panels of just a few years earlier. They have thankfully skipped the faux woodgrain in this particular F-Series, and to their credit, Ford gave F150 buyers a complete array of gauges in a sensibly-arranged dashboard. This particular pickup also includes cold factory A/C, power steering and power brakes, and it's been upgraded with a modern AM/FM/CD stereo system that sounds great. The headliner overhead is in good shape, and the overall look isn't that of a truck that had workers climbing in and out, but rather a clean daily driver that someone was exceptionally proud to own and it shows.
Ford's venerable 5.0 liter V8 delivers great torque, mostly due to the impossibly long snorkels feeding the dual throat throttle body and long tube runners on the intake. It starts with a surprisingly Mustang-like V8 burble from the dual exhaust and idles like it wants to run. It's highly original under the hood, with the only notable deviation from stock being a Flowmaster muffler, and considering the vast array of aftermarket parts available, that's pretty remarkable. A 4-speed AOD automatic handles the gears, giving the F150 long legs on the highway and reasonable fuel mileage, and the undercarriage is still built with heavy-duty parts designed to work hard. Stylish 15-inch aluminum wheels with matching chrome center caps are the perfect look for this hauler, and wear 235/75/15 Michelin LTX truck radials.
If you grew up during this time, this was THE truck to own. Or how about an awesome vintage hauler for your 5.0 Mustang? All you have to do is call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Owner's Manual
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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