Gorgeous 1984 F-250 Spotted (Photo Gallery)

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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.

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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.

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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┬ád-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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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