’75 Ford F-150 Is One Mean, Green Machine
You won’t find any frills or crazy mods on this classic Ford F-150, just an obsessive level of attention to detail.
The rise in popularity of ’70s pickups is both a blessing and a curse. It’s obviously a great thing if you’re looking to sell one, yet a bad thing if you’re in the market. But another positive development from this increased interest is the growing number of refurbished examples we’re seeing out on the market today. Trucks like this beautifully done 1975 Ford F-150 we spotted at Gateway Classic Cars.
We say refurbished instead of the seller’s description of “restored” as a way of being nit picky. After all, this classic Ford F-150 isn’t by any means 100% original. But it has been gone through extensively, inside and out. The frame even came off to ensure that no inch of this pickup was left untouched. And the result is one gorgeous vintage Ford F-150 we’d be proud to park in our garage.
We’ll start by pointing out that gorgeous green and white paint, which sports just a hint of metal flake. An original 4×4, the builder of the truck took advantage by slapping on a set of 15-inch Weld wheels wrapped in beefy 33×12.50 tires. Yet they avoided the common trend of installing some crazy lift kit on the classic truck.
Pretty much everything else is mostly stock, including the interior. Well, minus a later-model bench seat added for comfort. The 400 V8 was completely gone through, refreshed, and fitted with Hedman headers and a true dual exhaust. And with only a little over 3,000 miles since the refurb was completed, this awesome Ford F-150 is just getting broken in.
It’s quite simply our idea of the perfect retro cruiser. And just another product of the growing interest (and values) of ’70s Ford trucks!