1977 Ford F-150: Retired ’80s Show Truck Lives On

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1977 Ford F-150

This stunning 1977 Ford F-150 is undefeated on the show circuit. And in our childhood dreams.

Back in the ’70s and ’80s, if you wanted to win some car show trophies, you had to go all out. And by all out, we mean miles of chrome plating, crazy paint, and outlandish powerplants. Functionality and usability took a back seat, of course, as they often do today. But on the bright side, that non-use means that many old show trucks are still around for us to enjoy today. Take this 1977 Ford F-150, for example.

1977 Ford F-150

This particular truck enjoyed quite the successful career, beginning with its time in The International Show Car Association (ISCA) circuit from 1983-1985. According to the seller, it won an astounding 27 first place awards in 27 shows. Of those two dozen plus awards, the chromed out 1977 Ford F-150 took home 6 “best truck” trophies, a couple of “best in shows” and a trio of “people’s choice” awards. And it’s graced the pages of five different publications.

1977 Ford F-150

Clearly, the bespoken Ford enjoyed quite a bit of success in its professional career. And today, it looks no worse for wear, amazingly. The pearl paint still shines bright, with ghost flames that pop out when the light hits them just right. Pretty much everything else is polished or chromed, including the super sanitary undercarriage. And the BDS blown 351 looks clean enough to eat off of. Or at least fry up some eggs on.

1977 Ford F-150

Much of that can be attributed to the truck’s pampered life, of course. Which has consisted of garage storage when it’s not on the show circuit. But there are 81,000 miles on the odometer, so it’s at least been driven and enjoyed on occasion. And now the retired show truck is ready to serve as somebody’s childhood dream truck once again.

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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