XLT Lariat 4X4
Opportunities like the one presented by this 1987 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 are few and far between. After all, how often do you come across a pickup with more than 30 years under its belt that's logged a mere 26,000 miles? It's served just one owner during its lifetime and has been thoroughly well-maintained, so it possesses all the road readiness you'd want in a frequent driver.
This F-150 still retains its factory exterior configuration and is clad in a striking shade of silver, accented by burgundy stripes along its lower sides that confer a subtle aftermarket touch, but were in fact part and parcel with its original paint job. From all appearances this truck has avoided any notable collisions, so it remains well-aligned and straight, and if you take a lap around, you'll see that its hood and doors still sit flush, with even gaps allowing them to open and shut smoothly. While pickups often engage in some strenuous activities and it's common to see battle wounds that come from bearing overly ambitious loads, there are no such signs of abuse here - this F-150's limited and careful usage has definitely yielded dividends. The bumpers both fore and aft are unblemished and level, and if you take a closer look in back, you'll see that the real estate around the trailer hitch appears completely unmarred - strong evidence that this truck has also avoided any towing mishaps, as well. The pass-through rear window is a big plus, especially if you intend on claiming and using the camper shell that's included with the truck.
The burgundy interior has weathered the years in strong fashion - climb inside and take your place behind the wheel and you'll notice right away just how comfortable the plush, velour-covered bench seat is. The dash area carries a factory AM/FM/Cassette stereo that's in good form to provide a period-appropriate soundtrack for your travels. Because this pickup carries the distinction of both Ford's Lariat and XLT designations, it features a nice list of creature comforts for its era, including power windows and door locks, cruise control and an air conditioning system that's blowing cold and strong to keep the cabin nice and comfortable. The bed area in back is lined with sturdy plastic over its floor and bed rails to protect from any shifting cargo and is in very clean condition.
You'll find a 5.8 liter V8 - the metrically measured close cousin to the 351s that have powered so many Ford products over the years -under the hood. Fed by a rebuilt 4-barrel carb, the engine is in top form - the light mileage it's logged now finds it in its mechanical prime. With a 3-speed automatic transmission on board just behind the powerplant and 4x4 off-road capability standing at the ready via the easily accessed lever inside the cabin, this is a pickup that's equally at home on or off the asphalt and the dual gas tanks provide an outstanding range between fill-ups. Power steering makes it easy to maneuver while power brakes that feature discs up front provide plenty of stopping ability. This fresh and sharp-looking vintage workhorse stands tall on a set of 15” American Racing wheels wearing broad, beefy 33x12.5LT15 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires.
If you're searching for a truck that's got what it takes to pull double duty as both a workhorse and a smile-inducing off-roader and offers plenty of rugged mid-'80s style, you should check out this 1987 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4. Call today!