Ford’s F-series has long been a perennial bestseller in the United States, and like today Good price or no dice F-150 shows not because they wear out and are replaced. Let’s see what this work truck could reasonably be worth.
yesterday 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage turned out to be another one-vote squeaker, with many of you questioning the color of the car and its automatic gearbox as reasons to vote down its $42,000 asking price. It ultimately came down to a no-dice 53% loss for the embattled Briton.
The Ford Motor Company once oversaw Aston Martin. In fact, at that time – from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s – Ford held shares in or directly owned a number of small and midsize automakers. The funny thing is that even grouped together this cornucopia of companies — Aston Martin, Jaguar/Land Rover, Volvo, and a slice of Mazda – couldn’t match the sales prowess of Ford’s long-term juggernaut, the F-Series pickup.
With Ford seemingly keen to continue this trend year after year, it might be reasonable to assume that the supply of new and used F-Series trucks is more than meeting market demand, and therefore prices are being kept low. . This is not the case, as the newer trucks continue to outpace Ford’s ability to keep up with their demand and older trucks enter this underworld of sudo-classic.
This 1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 kind of fits into this Mama Bear position of being old enough not to be modern but new enough that it can still be considered a daily driver without people thinking its owner is a weirdo.
The seller describes the 172,000 mile truck as a “golden time machine” and claims in the ad that “the time has come for one of you lucky buyers to go at sunset”. A time machine is an apt description of this truck, because with its standard cab, straight-six and five-speed 4X4 transmission, it’s pretty much spec’d in a way that might be hard to pin down. replicate in today’s F-series lineup.
According to the ad, the truck has everything a person needs. It also has a slew of new parts, including some of the more expensive parts like a new gas tank and a new set of tires. There are new hydraulic system for clutch, spark plugs, and the sons toomore are placed battery and starter to get things going.
Cosmetically, the truck shows no major issues, although there are a little rust crawling over the edge of the driver’s side front fender. Also, the beauty panel on the rear door seems to be missing. To compensate for this, there may be a bull bar in the front to prevent tumbleweeds from entering the radiator.
The paint appears to be Desert Copper Metallic and matches a Medium Mocha interior. Being an XLT, that means it comes with carpeting on the floor and a practical arrangement of two and a half bucket seats above. While showing some signs of age, everything looks perfectly serviceable in the cabin, although you should note that there isn’t a whole lot of room inside, as the truck offers most of its space in the bed. long open-top aft.
You probably won’t find many more reliable and durable engines than Ford’s solid straight-six, and here, in 4.9-liter displacement, it gives it up to 145 horsepower and, more importantly, 265 lb- ft of couple. Matched to the five-speed stick, which should make slow acceleration a at least a little engaging activity. The part-time 4WD system has a two-speed transfer case for extra grunt when the going gets tough. With this configuration, the F-150 should be able to tow 7,500 pounds and have a load capacity of over half a ton.
While Ford has been producing trucks of this type for decades, you don’t often come across many older, original models in this beautiful form. If anyone is in the market for an old F-Series that has been well maintained, this seems like a viable candidate to consider. That is, of course, if his appearance seems in line with its asking price of $7,500.
What do you think, is this sexy senior from an F-series worth its $7,500 price tag? Or does that make it a pickup not worth picking up?
Sioux Falls, Idaho, craigslistwhere to go here if the ad disappears.
H/T to Glemon for the hookup!
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