Vehicle Description

From the two-tone paint, to the interior, to the motor - this two-owner 1981 Ford F-100 Ranger Lariat has a true classic feeling. 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 just like your nostalgia, this one is better than you remember it, because there are subtle upgrades including an overdrive transmission.

The red and white is the factory-correct color theme. It has that all-American look of a Coca Cola bottle, and there was even a respray that gives it a nice gloss in the sunshine. It's a great look that also doesn't strive for perfection, because after all, this is from the era when the family pickup went to work. So it's impressive without anyone accusing you of trying to drive a trailer queen. As an up-market Ranger Lariat this one reminds you that dad wanted a little style on the weekends, too. That's why the premium trim and pinstriping are used to separate the two-tone colors. The long bed profile, bed rails, bright chrome front bumper, durable steel rear hitch bumpers, and factory wheels are all part of this package designed to get you feeling that old school pickup sensation.

Inside there have been the right investments to keep this a true time machine dressed in red. The bench seat has the classic look, and we especially love the white accenting to really coordinate with the exterior package. Plus, the comfy velour inserts and button-top presentation are more reminders this is a premium Lariat. The door panels have the classic wood-like trim, and that is continued onto the dash. And speaking of the dash, it really is period-correct. It has a smooth feel and all the right features, including the classic AM/FM radio and factory air conditioning (it has been upgraded to modern R134a refrigerant but will need serving to blow ideally cold.) The dual-spoke steering wheel gives you a clear view to the factory gauges, and this even has the buttons for cruiser control, which is an indicator this is a classic truck made for driving.

Under the hood you have a great Ford legend: the 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. There are also newer pieces, like the A/C lines, hoses, wires, plugs, and gaskets. While the Mustangs made the 302 famous, its real job here is to provide plenty of torque to get the job done. Plus, you may have noticed on the gear selector that this truck has now been upgraded to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It makes it easier to enjoy the miles in this classic Ford. There's even nice diving features like power steering and power brakes with front discs.

This is a two-owner truck that has been kept original in all the best ways and carefully upgraded in the right places. It even comes with the factory buildsheet, owner's manual, warranty card, and maintenance records. This is roiling nostalgia offered for an affordable price. So if you're looking for a true classic, don't miss this deal. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1391876
  • Price:$21,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F100
  • Exterior Color:Candy Apple Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:28352
  • Stock Number:2163-NSH
  • VIN:1FTCF10F5BNA45494