It didn’t take long on my local craigslist to find something appropriately “America” to feature today, but I did hit a jackpot of freedom. This next car is as American as apple pie — it is a Ford F250 built during the era when America was in the world’s driver’s seat. Additionally the current owner is selling to make room for a new baby, how much more will he/she have to pay to buy this car back again when the kid heads off to college? Happy Birthday America! Find this 1967 Ford F250 offered for $15,000 in Marina Del Rey, CA via craigslist.
With the long 4th of July weekend coming up, I feel like I need to feature more honest American trucks. And what is more honest than a 64 F-series offered for less than 50 cents per pound? It is old, mildly rusty, no title, and doesn’t run — but it is complete and appears to have a useable interior. Find this 1964 Ford F250 offered for $2000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.
Urban Dictionary says that a Viccup is “what occurs when you’ve been drinking too much or have overeaten (or both) and have a momentary hiccup with a slight vomit aftertaste.” That is just plain wrong, because a Viccup is what happens when you put a Ford F250 Pickup body on top of a Crown Victoria chassis, and it happens far more often than you’d expect. Find this 1973 Ford F250 offered for $7,500 in New Jersey via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
Ford’s legendary F-series pickup has been available with a diesel for many years, but it has usually been an International, and lately, a Ford diesel engine. Ford even put a Perkins diesel in some cars sold in Argentina, but as far as I know Ford never put a Cummins diesel in their light duty pickup (although you could get a Cummins 6.7 liter in an F650/750 from 2010-2015..but that isn’t exactly light duty). However, just because the Ford factory never put a Cummins in an F250 doesn’t mean you can’t buy one, because just about every engine swap possible has been done or is in the works. Personally, I’m waiting until someone swaps a 2-stroke 3-cylinder Saab engine into a Tesla…but until that time you can own a Cummins 6BT 12-valve swapped F250 known as the Fummins. Find this 1984 Ford F250 Cummins Power with “manuel transmission” offered for $7500 in San Rafael, CA via craigslist.
This next double feature comes from DT tipper/reader/commenter Art who writes: Thinking about shuffling up the stable a bit in the next few months to shake off the COVID-19 Blues… selling my boat and truck, along with a motorcycle and at least one other car (yes I have issues). $5k budget for the next fun car…. […]
The there is something about the sight of an old American pickup truck that makes even the crankiest old bastard crack a smile…and a wood-sided camper shell will make that crack turn into the San Andres fault….because you can find no fault in this next beast. Find this 1970 Ford F250 Sport Custom Camper here on eBay bidding […]
The Ford F-series pickup was in its seventh generation for the North American market when they introduced a diesel engine in the 1983 — largely as a response to the success of GM’s diesel which was gaining steam since its introduction in 1978. The early diesel engines were unsophisticated and gutless, and it was only […]