1978 Ford F-150 Is a Disco Era Darlin’

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Dust off the bell bottoms and grab your lava lamp, because this 1978 F-150 is the textbook definition of “Stayin’ Alive.”

The ’70s are famous for many different things, but especially Disco music, bad hair, and funky clothing. This flamboyance somehow trickled down to custom designs of trucks and vans at the time, too. And as you might imagine, many of those creations are as gaudy as the rest of the fashion that sprung from the era. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with this immaculate 1978 Ford F-150.

1978 Ford F-150

It’s immediately obvious that this truck was modified in the late ’70s to early ’80s thanks to the slotted wheels and stylized graphics. It’s nothing so over the top that it makes you want to jab a pen in your eye, something which we typically want to do after scoping out some of the creations of that era.

1978 Ford F-150

The interior is likewise ’70s chic, with a “Turtle Top” conversion and diamond stitched seat and headliner. Just like the outside, the interior is fresh and incredibly clean. Needless to say, we’re digging on the period Pioneer radio, but the real masterpiece here is the glorious graphic equalizer. For those of you born in the last couple of decades, that’s something us old-timers used to have to manipulate to achieve optimal sound!

Speaking of sound, despite not sporting a big exhaust pipe like most modern builds, we can imagine the 351 cubic inch V8 Ford motor will make a pretty good sound regardless.

1978 Ford F-150

Overall, this 1978 Ford F-150 is one of the cleanest period-correct ’70s rides we’ve seen in a long time. And if the seller’s claim that it’s believed to have only one owner and 44,000 original miles is true, it would explain everything. Regardless, the disco era truck has held up remarkably well over the years.

Heck, you might even say that it’s done a fine job of “Stayin’ Alive” if you catch our drift.

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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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