When a classic 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger 4x4 is nothing but bright white and chrome, you're already going to take notice. But when this is also a 4x4 with a big V8 and plenty of comfort added, you soon realize that this is a lot of truck for the money.
In 1978, the Ranger package was about showcasing an upgraded and very stylish pickup. That's why you're looking at an impressive full trim package, wide chrome bumpers, and square headlights (lower models had the round ones in '78.) The original Wimbledon White paint has been given a quality respray within the last year, so the it really loves to radiate in the sunshine. And while this one has a great classic look and straight sheetmetal, we all know a truck like this is about so much more. You're already checked out the lifted suspension and chunky tires on the 15-inch alloy wheels that are just begging to go beyond where the pavement ends. Plus, there's even a trailer hitch, so your adventure can include the camper, boat, or whatever else you want to do that weekend.
Inside is a sea of blue with a bright dash, taut door panels, and a newly covered bench seat. They have made this a nice place to spend some time. It even includes nice upgrades like an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input to plug in your phone. There are also provisions for R134a air conditioning. But in a truck like this, your favorite feature will just be sliding open the rear glass. When combined with the side vent windows, it provides the kind of old-school breezes through the cab that only a classic pickup can provide.
This is a big truck, but fortunately, there's a big V8 to move it around. The 400 cubic-inch V8 is not only a desirable powerhouse, but also this one is believed to be original to the pickup. You can spot plenty of newer components and signs of a recent tune up. The V8 inhales deeply though a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority out of the dual exhaust. The motor fires up with confidence and runs like a dependable truck should. The two-speed transfer case is great for 4x4 duty, and the Rough Country suspension upgrades are really enjoyed here. And the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes make this a package that's great for on or off the road.
This is the classic truck that still gets the job done, and it looks terrific doing it. So if you love the right combination of distinction and ability, call today!