10k: Free Wheeling Truckin’: 1979 Ford F-250 4X4

Classic 70s work trucks have a certain appeal when in original plain Jane (and slightly bashed up) condition, but slap a wacky graphics package on the side and they become a thousand times better.  Ford offered a dealer installed graphics option called the Free Wheeling Package that added multicolored chromatic stripes, blacked out grill, and a black/silver interior with red accents.  Find this 1979 Ford F-250 4X4 here on eBay currently bidding for $10,400 with 1 day to go, located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

This F-250 hails from the 6th generation of Ford’s world crushing F-series pickup production (1972-1979).  This was the generation when Ford took the prize as the best selling truck in America, a crown it has worn each year since 1976.

This particular F-250 is a real creampuff — it shows only 60,000 kilometers (37k miles) on the odometer and is advertised as original and unrestored.  It doesn’t look factory new, but it has the comforting worn-in look of an old pair of shoes or that leather jacket you used to wear in the 80s when it was cool to wear leather jackets.  Why isn’t it cool to wear leather jackets?  And why doesn’t Ford offer a chromatic graphics package for a 2015 F-150? 

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