Custom 1978 F-150 Is a Time Capsule Show Truck

By -

1978 F-150

This incredible 1978 F-150 has an interesting history and only 6,000 original miles. But is it worth the inflated asking price?

Without a doubt, ’70s Ford trucks are on fire these days. Folks just can’t seem to get enough of those classic lines, tough drivetrains, and vintage appeal. These are things that us Blue Oval enthusiasts have known about since, well, the ’70s. And unfortunately, this newfound, widespread interest is making our hobby much more expensive. But it’s also driving some incredibly interesting trucks into the marketplace. Like this wild 1978 F-150 show truck, for example.

1978 F-150

The four-wheel drive stepside was reportedly purchased new by an Ohio-based construction company back in late 1977. They proceeded to turn it into a show piece that is truly one-of-a-kind. Not to mention, totally ’70s! First, they installed a custom dump bed. Then, they added the roll bar, multi-colored stripes, and a set of massive rolling stock to round out the package.

1978 F-150

Apparently the finished product didn’t exactly get much use, either. Today, it still shows only 6,104 miles on the odometer. Apparently, the 1978 F-150 truly lived like a show truck, sitting in storage for the bulk of its life. Heck, according to the seller, it even has the original factory “CRAYON AND STAMP MARKS.” When was the last time you saw those (feel free to chuckle among yourselves)?

1978 F-150

There’s just one problem with this incredibly awesome, incredibly period build – the price. Cool though it may be, the seller wants an astounding $89,900 for it. Sure, this 1978 F-150 is one of the most unique examples of a dentside you’ll ever see. But even with the history and the mileage, that price is pretty hard to swallow.

1978 F-150

At least, that’s our opinion on it. What do you think about this vintage piece of show truck goodness? Is it worth the inflated asking price, or not?

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

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

Comments ()