This 1971 Ford F-250 Is a One Owner Survivor

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By definition, you can technically call any old truck that hasn’t been crushed a “survivor.” Generally, however, the moniker is saved for trucks that retain most of their original shine; trucks that aren’t run down and beat up. There are no concrete requirements here, just an idea of what it should be.

This 1971 F-250 checks all the boxes we look for in a survivor – it has a relatively low 122,000 miles on the odometer, it has been owned by the same person its entire life, and the overall condition is pretty excellent for a 45-year old truck.


What it isn’t, however, is a garage queen. There is evidence of use here, along with the kind of wear that only mother time can provide. A lot of folks like that kind of thing, of course, as “patina” has become a hot buzzword in recent years. You can blame the hipsters for that.


Regardless, this ’71 is also a well-optioned truck. It’s equipped with the Sport Custom and Camper Special packages, power steering, and power disc brakes. Power comes from a 360, which is backed up by a C6 automatic transmission.


For lovers of original classic Fords, it’s hard to go wrong with this F-250. It has all the things you look for in a survivor, including that “patina” stuff that kids keep talking about. It’s just a simple and honest truck you can bet on for another 45 years.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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