From the yellow beige paint, to the interior, to the motor – this 1981 Ford F-150 Ranger is terrific time warp of a classic pickup. So whether you had a truck like this or your family had one, you're looking at an affordable way to capture some memories – and make some new ones, too.
This one grabs attention, because everyone wants to know how a truck like this can still look so good. So as it turns out, you're not the only one who appreciates this level of nostalgia. This truck was given a respray and restoration about halfway through its life, and special attention was paid to get the details right. And because it has been respected ever since, the result is a pickup that has aged into a glossy survivor-like presentation. That's why the body panels are so straight (and all the upscale Range trim look like an unbroken line running down this truck); the bed looks like it has never seen a big load; and it's complete, right down to the factory wheel covers. But looking good doesn't mean missing out on real truck ability. That's why there's still a modern trailer hitch.
Inside is a true time machine all dressed in yellow. It starts with the bench seat that has durable vinyl for the high traffic areas and a comfortable textured insert for where you sit. The dash is absolutely period-correct with its premium Ranger wood-like trim. You've got all the right features, including the heat/defrost sliders and AM radio that's still on display. With the original dual-spoke steering wheel in your left hand, and the column-mounted gearshift your right, you get a great classic motoring feeling. Plus, the side vent windows and sliding rear glass provides the kind of old school breezes that only a vintage truck can.
Under the hood you have a great Ford legend – the Windsor 302 cubic-inch V8. It's believed to be the original motor, and it certainly looks the part, right down to its bold blue block and factory-correct decals. While the Mustangs made the 302 famous, its real job here is to provide plenty of torque to get the job done. Thanks to the control of the three-speed manual transmission, it's also quite fun to drive around town. Plus, there's power steering and power brakes, so this classic pickup is also a great any time cruiser.
Complete with build receipts and restoration photos, this is roiling nostalgia offered for an affordable price. So if you're looking for a true classic, don't miss this deal. Call now!