Gorgeous 1984 F-250 Spotted (Photo Gallery)
This lovely Ford F-250 is a restored, highly optioned workhorse from a bygone era.
Each one of us has a defining moment that sparked the car enthusiasm we have today. For me, it was a car show that my parents took me to when I was very young – in fact, it’s my earliest memory! When Father’s Day rolled around this year, I decided to repay that favor by taking my Dad to a car show near me.
The car show at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio is a Father’s Day tradition for families around the Akron area. Last month’s show marked the 60th anniversary of this event, which was first held way back in 1957. A lot has changed since then, and the show has grown considerably. It’s one of the few car shows in the area where you can expect to find a Stanley Steamer, a BMW Isetta, and an Isuzu Impulse (go ahead and look it up, I’ll wait) all within a few dozen feet of each other.
It’s a place where you can easily find a perfect example of the car you drove in high school a few rows away from an impeccably restored, six figure Packard. All while proudly wearing plates denoting that they had been previously displayed at prestigious events like the Amelia Island Concours d-Elegance.
Despite the variety of cars on display, I was shocked to see this beautifully restored 1984 Ford F-250 XLT, mere feet away from the aforementioned Packards. Looking like a true time capsule, it was the kind of truck I’d see all the time growing up in my semi-rural neighborhood. Over the years, the ravages of time and rust have been unkind, sending many to the scrapheap, but not this one – it’s as fresh as it gets.
With some of the accessories looking straight out of the period, I’d happily call this a “Day Two” truck – purchased by the original owner, then brought back to the dealer shortly after to have some personality added at the owner’s discretion. Not quite stock, and not quite modified.
This truck was ordered with a healthy list of options – power everything, air conditioning, cruise control, you name it. The massive 460 cubic inch V-8 and 4×4 drivetrain are icing on the cake. While the paint and trim looked fresh, I was shocked to discover that the original, well-preserved interior had been retained.
Despite all of the exotic machinery around, I took more pictures of this truck than anything else I saw that day. As for my Dad? He had a great time.