For Sale: 1986 Ford F150 in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

We get a lot of handsome vintage pickups in our showroom, but this particular Bullnose Ford 4x4 really deserves your undivided attention. While most mid-'80s Ford pickups were ridden hard and put up wet, this particular 1986 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 has lived a charmed existence in the warm South. Trimmed out with top-of-the-line options, this low-mile (those 27,717 miles are believed actual) shortbed features fresh black paint, an impeccably preserved A/C interior, a commanding 4x4 stance, and a powerful 5.0L Windsor V8 under the hood. If you love the look of this beautiful bruiser in our photos, wait until you see it in person.

It's very refreshing to see a dialed-in truck from this era that's not a GM Square Body. Ford did great business in the '80s with their upscale off-roaders, and not many trucks were more admired than the Bullnose F-150. Unfortunately, many of these trucks were driven into the ground out on the trails, worked within an inch of their lives, or simply left to wither away in scrapyards. That's what makes this Bullnose so special, it's been insanely preserved and restored to a level we've never really seen before in this era of trucks. F-150s have always had a loyal fanbase, and they've become prized possessions in the collector market - especially when one from a rather underrepresented generation (7th) such as this is found. It's really quite a gem, and you'd never think this bruiser was 35 years old thanks to the high level of conscientious care this truck has had since new. Recently resprayed (4 years ago) back to its original shade of Raven Black, the finish is fresh and looks great from all angles, offering a top driver quality presentation not often found in 4x4s. It's not some trailer-queen, which is good because you actually want to drive this rig, although with 27,717 believed actual miles on the clock and a heck of a paint job it's about as dialed-in as they come. As a Lariat, it comes neatly trimmed, and that brightwork has been polished up as a perfect complement to the black bodywork. Heavy-duty chrome bumpers are beefy endcaps that shine bright, and the iconic eggcrate grille and surrounding Lariat trim really punctuate the killer look. All the badging was reinstalled after the respray, all the lenses are crystal clear, 'FORD' lettering on the tailgate was painted red, and chrome side mirrors and Westin step bars are the perfect choice for a rugged pickup like this. The shortbed features chrome bed rails, a toolbox, and walls and floors professionally lined with black bedliner to protect the original sheetmetal.

The red interior is another pleasant surprise, offering a hermetically sealed cabin that's both super-clean and all-day comfortable. Ford insisted on upscale appointments in their top-of-the-line XLT Lariat models, and the soft-crush upholstery on the bench is tasteful and durable, yet still stylish enough to not look too dated. The red carpets are original and still feel very plush with only minor signs of use, the original headliner is taut and unblemished, and even the expansive dash is in great shape - further proof that this truck has been babied since new. Lariat door panels are originals and feature a bright band of accent chrome and hardware, and the distinct lack of any major sun-fading on these '80s materials is a feat all on its own. The fact that there is so little wear on high-traffic areas like the pedals, steering wheel, shifters, etc. serves as further proof that this is very likely a real 27K mile truck. Woodgrain on the dash and steering wheel was a trademark of Lariat trim in '86, and it really does a great job making things feel sophisticated inside. Top-of-the-line Lariats came loaded, including cold factory A/C (recently upgraded with modern R134a hardware), power window/locks, cruise control, dual gas tanks, a leather-rimmed steering wheel atop a tilt column, a digital clock, a sliding rear window, and the lone aftermarket upgrade: a Sony AM/FM/CD/AUX/BT head unit that powers upgraded speakers inside. All the factory gauges ahead of the driver are crystal clear and work great, as do the 'idiot' warning lights, and with a column shifter managing the automatic transmission below, things are very comfortable at the helm of this truck.

Ford's erstwhile fuel-injected 5.0L V8 is a great choice to move all this metal, providing plenty of low-end grunt that never feels stressed. Despite a vast aftermarket for the venerable 5.0L motor (aka the 302 Windsor V8), this one remains stock, and even though Ford didn't stamp VINs on their blocks to 100% confirm numbers-matching, the date-code confirms this to be a 1986 engine and by the looks of all the bone-stock components we believe this to be the original drivetrain. With low miles on the clock and signs of maintenance throughout the engine runs great, with plenty of horsepower and torque on tap for any occasion. The engine bay is just as slick and original as the rest of the truck, and if it's ever seen anything rougher than a gravel driveway, we'd be surprised. With a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, a 2-speed transfer case, and a heavy-duty 9-inch rear end with 3.00 gears, this truck is equally happy at highway speeds or out on the trail. Recent maintenance totaling over $3k upgraded the brake system, introduced a Rough Country lift to the overhauled suspension, and included a tune-up, which means this Ford is ready for the road right now. The exhaust system sounds great, and with power steering, power front disc brakes, and a rear sway bar this big Ford is an easy and comfortable driver. Brand new ProComp chrome wheels are in excellent shape, wearing fresh 35x12.5x15 Falken A/T radials that finish off the look perfectly.

Beautifully preserved and impeccably maintained, this gorgeous '86 Ford 4x4 is ready to dominate right now. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1986 Ford F150
  • Listing ID:CC-1553669
  • Price:$34,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F150
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:27717
  • Stock Number:6427-ATL
  • VIN:1FTEF14N5GLA60297

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Streetside Classics - Atlanta
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