For Sale: 1979 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Being down in sunny North Carolina as we are, it seems that a few extraordinary vintage trucks are still running around that haven't been worked to death or parted out for their rusty cousins up North. Take this dialed-in 1979 Ford F-150 4x4, for instance. It's lived a fairly charmed life Down South and was recently refreshed into the gorgeous dime-piece you see today, featuring a slick white paint job punctuated with period-perfect decals, a husky lift that leveled off the rake and improved the stance, and a powerful 400 V8 mated to an automatic transmission, a 2-speed transfer case, and a host of choice options. These 2-year-only Late-Dentsides are red-hot right now, and they don't get much cooler than this...

Earth tone colors were a popular option in the late '70s, and we love the look of the White paint and multi-color decals on this imposing hauler. It was born with a more conventional shade of red. Still, we're happy the restorers opted instead to try to represent the era a little better, executing a color change that transformed this '79 into what most of us think about when we close our eyes and picture a Late-'70s truck. It's a lovely, refreshing change of pace from the usual restomods we see today and harkens back to a time when these 4x4s ruled the ranches and farms of the American landscape. The bodywork is good, and trucks like this from the South are better for restoration than their northern counterparts, making them ideal candidates for restorations. And judging by the looks of the original sheet metal, it didn't need that big of an overhaul. All traces of a working-class life have been erased (if there ever were any, to begin with), and the recently applied White paint was beautifully done to a strong driver quality with a great shine and no major imperfections to speak of. Sure, it has a few minor dings and dents, along with a few imperfections from the repaint (more like light dust under parts of the finish and a few tape lines, not signs of the original color). Still, it's all easily excusable on a built-for-battle truck, and from just a few feet away, this Ford 4x4 is as clean as possible. Most of the chrome and trim are likely original. It shows a very light patina appropriate for the build, including shiny bumpers fore and aft, a bright grille insert and headlight surrounds, and the heavy-duty bedside tie-downs and rails that dress up the factory short bed out back. We always love seeing a sliding rear window, too, which is a feature you can't appreciate until you've experienced the draft-free ventilation it provides. The heavy-duty side mirrors add to the butch profile. Although neatly finished with a thick, plastic Pendaliner, the Styleside bed is still ready to work as hard as ever if called upon.

The simple, rugged interior was restored just the way Ford designers intended, right down to the brown vinyl seat cover on the wide bench and the matching door cards, headliner, and dash pad. Sure, it's mostly a no-frills place to get some work done or relax on a Sunday cruise, but that's refreshing today when trucks look like the waiting room at a day spa and have every option your neighbor's Cadillac does. However, the quality of the work makes it look far more upscale today, and with a neatly painted white dash, newer plush carpets, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel mounted atop a tilt column, it all looks very clean and inviting inside. This F-150 carries a full set of gauges ahead of the driver along with a trio of Bosch auxiliary units to the wheel's left, plus a column shifter for the C6 3-speed automatic and a manual lever for the 2-speed transfer case jutting out from the floor. A modern AM/FM/AUX stereo was installed in the factory slot and sounds great in the well-insulated cab rather remarkably. It does have factory A/C running R12, which is currently non-functional. The owner states it may simply need a recharge.

Under the hood is Ford's tried and true 400 V8 motor, neatly dressed with chrome valve covers, a chrome radiator shroud, and a matching chrome air cleaner. Built for torque, it moves the big F-series easily, and the entire drivetrain is ready to dominate for the next several decades. A stock-style 2-barrel carburetor atop what is likely the original intake feeds the thirsty block, a newer alternator helps it fire, and there's a giant radiator up front that keeps it from sweating too much. Power steering and front disc brakes make this big machine easy to maneuver, while the single exhaust sounds quite impressive as it's hardly baffled. The undercarriage shows newer floor plans, a new gas tank, upgraded shocks, a big sway bar, and a steering stabilizer to help the tall truck stick to the road. With black undercoating neatly applied, everything is quite presentable. 15-inch 'bullet-hole' wheels add a bit of modern flash to the vintage rig, and they're fitted with beefy 33x12.50x15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A white-letter radials.

Big, fun, and very clean, this Ford 4x4 is the truck you always saw on the road after it was too late. Don't miss this chance to get one in the renewed prime of its life. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
  • Listing ID: CC-1672993
  • Price: $41,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:F-150 Harley-Davidson
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:12346
  • Stock Number:7857-CHA
  • VIN:F14HNFC1951
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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