1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat: Two-Tone Time Machine

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1990 Ford F-150

In immaculate shape with less than 28k miles, this old fishing F-150 is sure to bring back fond memories.

Perhaps the best thing about the sudden surge in clean, original Ford pickups on the collector market is that we get to take a trip down memory lane every time we see one. And if you’re old enough to remember and/or have owned a Ford F-150 from the ’90s, this particular truck will undoubtedly take you back. We spotted this immaculate, sub 28k-mile 1990 Ford F-150 over at Bring a Trailer, where it also apparently sold for a pretty nice price.

We suppose that collectors aren’t as interested in long bed, inline-six powered pickups. But obviously, we have zero issues with those things. We love the old 4.9-liter, and a long bed just has more space for gear. Otherwise, there aren’t exactly a lot of bones to pick with this particular Ford. It’s a well-optioned truck with XLT Lariat trim, dual fuel tanks, and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

1990 Ford F-150

That two-tone Dark Shadow Blue Metallic and Pawnee Tan paint looks absolutely immaculate, as does the matching Chestnut interior. So how has it survived all these years with so few miles? Apparently, the original owner used this F-150 primarily as his fishing truck. So the only thing we’d question might be the underside. But it looks like there’s little more than some surface rust down there.

1990 Ford F-150

With a recent service, all this truck needs is a new set of tires to replace the 2008 date-coded rubber it currently wears. Otherwise, the immaculate old Ford looks ready to roll. It even comes with an old fashioned Leer bed cap, if you really want to go retro. Either way, we’d say the sub $9k selling price was well worth this trip down memory lane.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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