2004 F-150 is Ready to Roll from the Auction to the Mud
Lift kit, wheels and tires really dress-up this 15-year old Ford F-150, making it a great auction option.
We were recently flipping through the vehicles listed for sale on Craigslist in the San Francisco Bay area when we came across this dark red 2004 Ford F-150. This truck was listed by the Contra Costa County Public Auto Auction in Pittsburg and that means two things. First, you will have to battle other buyers for the right to drive it home, but you will likely pay less than you would in a straight private sale. Second, the auction only sells vehicles on the first Saturday of every other month and with the last auction being on July 6, the next will not be until August 3, so you will have to wait a couple of months.
However, if you are looking for a reasonably priced 2004 F-150 that has been modified to be a better off-roader, this could be the perfect truck.
When this 2004 Ford F-150 was listed on Craigslist earlier this month, there was very little information included. We know that it packs V8 power, but we don’t know which V8. We also know that it has 161,409 miles on the odometer, but that is all that we are told.
Fortunately, there are a ton of detail pictures showing many of the interior features, so while the description is fairly poor, the gallery answers many of the key questions. We can see that it has leather seats, a CD players, automatic climate control, heated front seats, keyless entry, power everything and four-wheel-drive.
The red exterior paint looks very clean, as does every aspect of the interior, so for a 15-year-old truck with 161,000 miles, this F-150 has aged well. There is some minor wear on the common-touch surfaces of the interior, but that is to be expected and if the buyer hates those few rough spots, it would be easy to replace those components or paint them some other color. Honestly, it wouldn’t be the worst thing if that faux wood grain was covered.
Ready for Off-Roading
There are no mentions of modifications, but we can clearly see that this 2004 Ford F-150 has aftermarket wheels wrapped in Nitto off-road tires. The truck also sits a bit higher than stock, so we are guessing that in addition to the wheel-and-tire upgrade, this F-Series pickup might have a small lift kit or a level kit.
In any case, this truck sits higher than it did when stock, so with the help of the off-road tires, this 2004 Ford F-150 looks primed and ready to drive from the auction lot to a muddy trail.
If you are looking for a 2004-era F-150 with some simple upgrades in like-new condition, this could be the truck for you. Again, we don’t know what kind of price this truck will bring, but if you are interested in this F-150 and you live in the area, you can check out the truck during normal weekday business hours, at which point you can prepare the financing to buy this high-riding Ford truck.