This Brand New 1993 F-150 Lightning is a Time Capsule

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Remember when Ford made a performance truck that wasn’t four wheel drive?  Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) developed the Lightning as an answer to the (at that time) rich performance truck market, already occupied by the Chevrolet 454 SS and GMC Syclone.

The Lightning was met with pure excitement from performance fans, despite its short life (produced from 1993-1995 before it was reborn in 1999).  Ford’s recipe for its sporty truck was simple: throw a 5.8 liter V8 under the hood and tune it to 240 horsepower, back it up with the 4-speed automatic gearbox from the F-350, and stiffen up the suspension to make it handle less like a truck.

If you missed your chance to buy a brand new Lightning back in the early to mid 90’s, that doesn’t mean you can’t still do it today.  While we often bemoan collectors who buy new cars and immediately stow them away, the upside is what you see before you.

And that is a brand spankin’ new 1993 Lightning, with a mere 926 miles on the odometer.  This truck is an unmolested, untouched time warp that will instantly take you back to your local Ford dealership’s showroom in the early 90’s.

With a selling price of $37,900, you aren’t that far off from the original MSRP of $19,023 either, given inflation.  If you’ve always dreamed of owning an original Lightning and don’t want to go through the hassle of finding a clean, used example, look no further.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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