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You know that truck that impresses everyone for being cool,
premium, and the kind that they just haven't seen in a while? This
1985 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat Explorer is it! With a slick black
exterior, loaded interior, and plenty of interesting features
(including the dual tanks), it's a survivor-grade pickup with all
the right moves.
We love the way this one-owner F-150 has been cared for over the years. The straightness of the body panels tells you this was no workhorse, and even the paint looks like it could be original. The condition is not showroom perfect, but it still retains a level of shine and detail that tells you it was one cherished pickup. We love the details on this one, too. Like the red and silver pinstripe package that highlights the full-length crease in the sheetmetal. And the chrome bumpers have a terrific shine. Plus, the addition of Cragar SS wheels really does give this timeless appeal. But more than just look good, this pickup can still earn it's keep. Features like the tow mirrors, trailer hitch, and dual fuel tanks are the kind of things that make this looker the ideal one to tow the toys.
That exterior pinstriping is also a nice preview of the interior. Canyon Red was a great color to have in the Mustangs of this time, and so it's also quite welcomed to see sporty hue inside this pickup. And since this factory-correct color has a time capsule-like quality, it just enhances the feeling of care for the F-150. But there's also a premium side, too. You see it in the wood paneling on the dash as well as the factory steering wheel. Plus, you get features like cruise control and the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo. There's even factory air conditioning. But we know your favorite breezes will be from opening the side vent windows and sliding the rear glass.
A proper pickup needs the real power, and this has the correct 302 cubic-inch V8. It looks quite authentic in the engine bay, and you can tell from the condition of the belts, wires, and hoses that it's always received proper maintenance. So you've got a truck with the power to do everything from make Home Depot runs to tow the trailer for a camping weekend. Plus, the four-speed automatic transmission has a highway-friendly overdrive for true long haul comfort. Add in the twin I-beam front suspension, power steering, and power brakes with discs up front, and this classic pickup can easily maintain its manners the road.
The sale comes with all the right paperwork you want in a cherished pickup, including the original window sticker, warranty card, bill of sale, title docs, and dealer invoice. A great classic with a stellar history always has appeal, so when it's also this useful and priced so nicely means it's going to be leaving us quickly. Call now!!!