This 1985 Ford F-150 XLT has a lot of appeal with its hardy V8. And rarely do you find a classic truck with a ton of potential that already has desirable features like cold-blowing air conditioning, power windows, and an overdrive transmission.
The red paint shows the right signs of being original. It has the kind of fade and corrosion that makes it a kind of cool patina. But there are also some of you who just recognize a good base for a restoration/transformation. This has some nice .....
features for added flair like the chrome bumpers, full-length trim, classic hood ordainment, and upgraded dual exhaust tips. Of course, an F-Series is great for real truck duty, too, and that's why you have the towing mirrors, a proper trailer hitch, and a work-ready bed.
The interior continues the worn-in kind of honesty. For some of this is pure classic truck cool, and those who want to make improvements know that most of the components are easily available on the aftermarket. But from day one, you get some nice features. The upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, power windows, cruise control, and a tilt steering column make this far more comfortable than the average patina farm truck. This even has cold-blowing R134a air conditioning!
Under the hood is Ford's hardy 5.0-liter V8. This is an ideal year for having some fun because this is a carbureted setup. So that's easy to have some weekend fun working to unleash the full power potential of this mighty V8. And no matter what your plans are for this pickup, the four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is desirable when you're looking to cruise. Power steering, power brakes, and front discs complete a classic truck package with modern appeal.
This is the truck that needs some shadetree mechanic love. You may choose to work on the paint/body, tune up the motor, update the interior, add your favorite truck tires, or another project that really customizes this F-150. Sometimes the fun of a classic is the work you put into it, and this gives you a feature-filled base for what your imagination wants to accomplish. Call now!