Vehicle Description

Big jobs need big trucks, and it was right about the time that this 1995 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty extended cab was built that these trucks really started to take off. With the venerable 7.3L Power Stroke turbo diesel running the show under the hood (arguably the best production diesel ever built), a heavy-duty bed that'll carry anything and is packed with professional tool boxes and a gooseneck set-up, and a gorgeous interior that's in great shape, this big Ford can tackle any job. And with low ownership and only 157k miles on the big turbo diesel motor, this hard-working bruiser will be around job sites for a long, long time.

The big, squared-off style of the '90s F-series works particularly well in Super Duty form. Crisply rendered and very butch, this rig looks like it could pull an ocean liner out of the water. That's factory Electric Currant Red metallic paint, and it's very well maintained for being 25 years old (yes, 25). The big chrome grille and matching push bar, oversized mirrors, fog lights, running boards, and, of course, the oversized bed and heavy-duty tailgate all add to the big rig feel, although you'll ultimately discover that this pickup is pretty darned civilized out on the road. The bed has obviously been used with all that hardware back there, but it hasn't been abused, and with the gooseneck fifth-wheel hookup back there and the heavy-duty trailer hitch on the newer bumper, you can pull just about anything you want. It has lived its entire life with just one family, and the father-and-son team took great care of the truck and lived down south in Texas, so there are no critical structural issues to worry about underneath. Get in and put it to work!

Gray cloth buckets flank a middle seat that folds into a wide arm rest, making long-distance cruising a pleasure. The upholstery is in shockingly good condition and the big cab feels downright spacious, even with the mini bench in back. Original carpets are protected by a set of heavy-duty rubber mats, so no worries about getting in with your boots on, and for a hauler like this, you're going to want options: cold A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a tilt steering column. Even the original AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit is still in the dash. The headliner looks like it was redone recently, and when the job was done a CD radio was installed. Couple that with the trailer brake (control unit is installed under the dash) and the auxiliary fan unit and vanity shades in the rear bench area, and this big Ford is well-equipped for long-distance cruising. Big, bright gauges offer a comprehensive view of the engine's condition and with 157,939 original miles, you Ford fans familiar with these trucks understand that this one is only just getting broken in. A sliding rear window is a nice feature and we have to say that climbing in this truck feels like coming home; who didn't have an F-Series back in the '90s?

Ford's legendary 7.3L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 was built for jobs like this, and that motor is the main reason these trucks are always gobbled up on the open market. Quite frankly, if you want a hard-working diesel truck that won't leave you stranded, you can't do better than a 7.3L Power Stroke, and you Cummins and Duramax fans can go ahead and send us your hate mail - we know you guys have plenty of downtime with your trucks sidelined in the shop. With a modern direct-injection unit on top, it's an unparalleled torque factory that shrugs off the biggest loads you can put behind it. The big low-RPM engine isn't stressed, so it will run practically forever and despite a number of modifications available for these trucks, this one remains bone stock, with signs of maintenance throughout. It's tidy but not overly detailed under the hood, but being pretty isn't this truck's job; it works for a living. Ford's tough electronic 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission offers good gearing to make the most of the Power Stroke's torque curve and a tall overdrive that turns highway hauls into relaxing road trips, and with massive dual fuel tanks, you won't be stopping for gas that often. Southern living is most visible underneath, where it's extremely clean and well-preserved, from the Twin-I-Beam front suspension to the gigantic rear end, and the stock exhaust system sounds great. Finishing off the look, the long body sits on brightly polished alloy wheels fitted with 235/85/16 truck radials with plenty of tread.

If you've priced Power Strokes lately, especially ones as well-preserved and ready to work as this, you know how special these trucks really are. This clean example is offered with its original window sticker, catalogues, manuals, bill of sale, and a host of maintenance and service receipts accrued through the years. Still ready to work, still handsome, and still comfortable, it represents a great deal of practicality for a truck that's a couple years away from being a bonafide classic. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1422423
  • Price:$33,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1995
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F250
  • Exterior Color:Electric Current Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:157939
  • Stock Number:4397-DFW
  • VIN:1FTHX25F4SKA00436