Whether your plans include getting you and your crew to the work site in classic style or loading up family or friends for weekend adventures, this 1978 Ford F-350 Camper Special is very much up to the task. It's running strong, harboring a very healthy original big block under its hood and featuring solid road readiness to go along with an expanded cab you rarely come across anymore in pickups of this era.
The cinnamon brown and white paint this sturdy classic wears is its original color scheme. And while when you venture up close you may be able to see some minor evidence of its toil over the years - this is a work truck at its core, after all - it's come through the decades in great shape. It's very solid and its exterior alignment is impressive, with straight body lines and tight uniform gaps surrounding the doors and hood, all of which open and shut very smoothly. Both of the bumpers sit nice and level, with the one in back looking like it's recently been re-chromed. The glass surrounding the cabin is clear and unblemished, with a custom grazing deer graphic gracing the rear windshield. Beefy diamond plate steps on both sides add a nice rugged touch that's echoed by a very substantial steel reinforcement plate on the rear bumper, indicating that this vintage truck is well-suited for some serious hauling.
Inside the doors, the dark brown and tan interior still has its factory appearance and is in solid condition, providing a great vintage driving environment as you head to your work site, or any other destination. The front bench seat sports a period-correct combination of vinyl and basket weave cloth while the second row of seating - rarely found in a '70s pickup - is covered in fresh vinyl and both front and rear look surprisingly fresh. Up front on the dash, the original gauges are clear and functional, while the dash pad running across the top has yet to develop any cracks. Regardless of the weather you encounter while on the road, you'll have no trouble staying comfortable - the air conditioning on this classic truck is blowing cold and strong and the heat is well up to the task of warming up the cabin very quickly. That extra row of seating comes at no loss of cargo capacity - the bed area is both substantial and in surprisingly clean shape for a work truck.
You'd want some substantial displacement under the hood to propel a truck of this stature and you're definitely covered with this '78. Its 460 cubic inch V8 stands ready for duty and it cranks right up and sounds very strong. From the looks of things, a good deal of care has been taken to keep the engine compartment clean and orderly and the power plant wears a sharp chrome air cleaner over its Holley 4-barrel carb for some added eye candy. The sizable powerplant pairs with a 3-speed automatic transmission that's shifting very securely, so this vintage Ford is very much ready for action just as soon as you get it home. Power steering makes navigation easy, while power brakes bring its set of 16.5 stock Ford Motor Company wheels outfitted with properly branded hubcaps and wearing Firestone TransForce tires to low effort stops. The solid-looking undercarriage below suggests that it's well positioned for plenty of future driving and hauling enjoyment.
This 1978 Ford F-350 Camper Special offers a confidence-inspiring road readiness that's hard to come by in a vintage pickup, along with two full rows of seating and a very capable big block under the hood, so this is a rare opportunity. Call today!