Those boxy/beefy F-150s you know are now the next ones up to start
appreciating in the classic market. After all this is where
definitive style meets desirable features like a fuel-injected V8
and an overdrive transmission. So it's great to find this 1989 Ford
F-150 XLT Lariat that's a vintage and capable 4x4.
This generation of pickup knows how to deliver the right kind of
style. The lines are crisp and confident, and a quality respray of
the factory-correct white later in life makes sure to show that off
with a good gloss. This is a premium XLT Lariat, and it lives up to
that feeling with cool details. For example, the full-length red
pinstripe also coordinates with the red trim in the wheels and the
rear 4x4 graphic for a thoughtful look. But what really makes this
classic appealing is that it still shows off it has a ready-to-work
appearance and attitude. There's a durable rubber floor mat on the
bed floor and inner tailgate, and the bed rails help you to secure
a load. Plus, there's a proper trailer hitch on the back that
includes a trailer brake. So you can enjoy this Ford with your
camper or boat, too.
The red accenting of the outside gets you ready for the
well-preserved full red interior. The premium XLT Lariat feeling is
inside, too. It starts with a seat finished in a comfy velour. The
high back sides and fold-down armrest means this has a bucket-like
level of comfort when you don't need the middle seat. You have more
great features, like power windows, the factory AM/FM cassette
stereo, a tilt steering column, and full gauge package w/tach.
There are provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need
servicing to function again.) But most days we bet you'll just love
sliding the rear glass and opening up the side vent windows so that
you get the kind of breeze flowing through the cab that only a
classic pickup can offer.
Under the hood is a quite a tidy engine bay, and Ford's famous
5.0-liter V8 is right in the center. This came from the factory
with modern electronic fuel-injection, and it's a well-maintained
package, so this is a classic that still starts on the first crank.
The two-speed 4x4 transfer case keeps this a truly useful pickup.
But this also has an everyday kind of appeal. Power steering, power
brakes w/discs up front, ABS, and modern tires make it quite a
comfortable cruiser. Plus, the four-speed automatic transmission
shifts smoothly all the way into overdrive. And the cruise control
even makes this an easy highway machine.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and original
warranty card. This is the new class of classic Ford pickup that
gives you vintage style and the right modern features. Call