When shopping for a vintage pickup, people are often looking for a survivor, a custom, or a useful friend that can also be shown off – but this 1973 Ford F-100 Ranger XLT is a bit of all three. With its low mileage, numbers-matching 360 V8, comfortable A/C interior, and 4x4 prowess, this is all the best elements in one great vintage package.
Highly detailed vintage pickups don't get much better than this. The more modern and professional application of the factory-correct Raven Black gives it a glossy shine that can only be matched with the best bright trim. And on the top-of-the-line Ranger XLT, you get plenty of it. This one is complete with the rocker moldings, stainless body line moldings, and an ornate tailgate. Plus, the big chrome bumpers on both ends tell you this is a true American classic. But the piece of brightwork you might like the best is the upgrade to a set of 16-inch American Racing wheels. Those bead lock appearance units perfectly convey this truck's premium nature and 4x4 proficiency in one glance – it truly says this is a stunner on or off-road.
Inside is arguably one of the best factory interiors you could get in '73, and it has been upgraded to keep it desirable today, too. Red interiors always look great against the black exterior paint, and it came directly from the factory like this. The bench is made of durable vinyl in the high-wear spots and comfortable cloth where you sit, so it couldn't be a nicer combo. It coordinates well with the door panels and carpeting for a full uniform appearance. This F-100 has great original pieces like the wood paneling surrounding the dashboard, power steering, and the always desirable sliding rear window. But, just because this feels like a 1970s time machine, doesn't mean you'll ever go wanting in the driver's seat. This pickup has some nice upgrades such as the Grant GT steering wheel, AM/FM/cassette stereo, and the factory air conditioning now runs on modern R-134a.
This truck was optioned with Ford's large 360 cubic-inch V8. And the same motor that came from the factory is still under the hood today – a truly impressive sight in the vintage truck world. It looks great in the engine bay with its factory-correct appearance, right down to the jack still secured on the inner fender. But if you dig a little deeper, you see some nice upgrades like the Holley four-barrel carburetor and long tube headers. Thy're are not easily apparent when you look at the motor, but their added power is immediately felt out on the road. In fact, you're going to view this as a bit of a hot rod thanks to the enhanced V8 and the control of the four-speed manual transmission. But more than just a muscle truck, the 4x4 's two-speed transfer case, taller ground clearance, and Kenda Klever M/T means you can still have fun when the pavement ends.
Yes, this one has really averaged less than 350 miles annually! And it comes with a Marti Report and plenty of original manuals to support it all. It's an exceptional truck because of its history, presentation, and prowess. It's every dream vintage pickup in one package, and it can all be yours if you hurry. Call today!!!