This next car came in as a tip from BP who reminded me that Hemmings had gotten into the auction business a few years ago to compete with all the online auctioning that is springing up around web. Hemmings had been a big name in classic cars for longer than most people can remember, but it wasn’t until 2019 that they launched an auction service…and truth be sold, I almost never go look at it unless someone sends me the link. But a site that is flush with car sellers and light on buyers is a recipe for a good deal (and the opposite of certain other sites where people seem to think the local currency is Brazilian Reals) and I think this next thing might go for a reasonable amount of money. Find this 1997 Ford F350 XLT Crew Cab with Power Stroke diesel bidding for $2000 reserve-not-met with 6 days to go on Hemmings.com.
From the seller:
Power Stroke 7.3-lter turbodiesel V-8
ZF S5-47 five-speed manual
Colonial White Clearcoat
Medium Mocha Cloth
For decades, the Ford F-Series has stood for ruggedness by those that cherish both work and play. With each successive generation, bolder powertrains and capabilities would arrive and culminate during the boxiest design era for America’s best-selling truck during the 1990s. This mostly original turbodiesel-powered 1997 Ford F-350 XLT Crew Cab with dual rear wheels has faithfully provided its original owner with pleasurable memories for 183,615 miles and presents itself honestly with the images provided.
Co-developed with International Navistar, the 7.3-liter Power Stroke V-8 Diesel engine in this 4×2 long bed F-350 is said to be original and unmodified. Gifted with a factory-installed Garret TP38 turbocharger and hydraulic/electronic injection system and a heady 17.5:1 compression ratio, it was rated at 225 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm when new. According to the selling dealer’s notes, the engine is said have slight diesel smoke upon startup but runs and drives well. The ZF S5-47 five-speed manual transmission is said to function properly and the seller adds that it shifts effortlessly.
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