For Sale: 1978 Ford F150 in Concord, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

With a ton of originality, this 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger Explorer is a truly unique survivor with a retro-cool look and proper V8 power under the hood.

When you have a survivor from the 1970s, you want it to look like this. The correct dark brown metallic is the kind of color you think about when you picture this era, and because this is the original factory application, it evokes the kind of nostalgia where people will instantly tell you what they were doing in 1978. After all, the stripe package on this premium Ranger Explorer trim really makes this look like it stepped off the set of Charlie's Angels. More than just true vintage appeal, those full-length streaks also highlight the quality of the sheetmetal and overall care this truck has received for nearly 45 years. The odometer is believed to reflect actual mileage (averaging under 1,400 miles annually), and the truck's long bed even looks seldom used. You'll even love the details, like the factory wheel covers, Explorer hood ornament, and the unique square headlight face that Ford offered to the premium pickups in 1978.

The superb survivor style package continues inside. The Chamois tan interior harmonizes with the exterior brown's earth tone nature. The vintage premium details are on full display again with a comfort weave insert in the bench seat, wood-like trim on the dash, and full plush carpeting. The classic thin/grippy steering wheel looks good, and the gauges are clean and clear. Even the factory radio is still cranking out the tunes.

Under the hood is the correct displacement H-code 351 cubic-inch V8. It has a stock style right down to the decals, and so it's believed to be the original motor in this survivor pickup. It looks quite honest with its big blue block and matching blue valve covers. The whole engine bay has a correct look, right down to the jack still mounted to the inner fender. But originality doesn't mean missing out on care, and the way this V8 fires up and runs reaffirms a well-respected life thus far. And with a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes w/front discs, this is a fine cruising classic.

The sale comes complete with the original warranty card and owner's manual. It's going to be a while before you find such an interesting survivor like this again. And by then, you'll likely pay at least twice as much. So don't miss your opportunity. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1438645
  • Price:$22,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F150
  • Exterior Color:Dark Brown Metallic
  • Interior Color:Chamois
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:59305
  • Stock Number:6283-CHA
  • VIN:F15HCBH2933

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Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027