Early ’80s Ford F-150 Is a Quarter Mile Monster: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Gorgeous seventh generation Ford F-150 leaves the line with the wheels up, stopping the clock with a 10.79.
This week’s Truckin Fast Wednesday video comes to us from the uRaceFilm.com YouTube channel and it features a Ford F-150 from the early 1980s racing at New England Dragway. This spotless F-Series pickup is taking on a Fox Body Mustang and while it may seem like a mismatch in favor of the pony car at first, the roar of the truck’s V8 while on the two-step makes it clear that this is far more than just a clean classic pickup. As it turns out, this race is a mismatch, but not in favor of the Mustang.
Sadly, there are no details on this truck, but we know from the exterior design that it is an F-150 from the seventh generation, which ran from 1980 through 1986. The body appears to be spotless, from the paint to the chrome, and it looks to have a stock-appearing body with the exception of the hood, the chrome wheels and the roll cage extending through the rear of the cab.
There is no question that this F-150 is powered by a healthy V8, but we don’t know what type of V8, nor do we know if it is running forced induction or nitrous oxide. We do know that it is launching on a two-step, as we can hear the system engage right before the wheels-up launch.
As for the Mustang, we don’t know anything about it, but we know that it is nowhere near quick enough to keep up with a 10-second Ford truck.
The video begins as the two Ford racers pull into the staging beams, with the engine speed of the truck soaring as the lights come down.
On green, the F-150 launches hard, seemingly pulling the front wheels off of the ground as it shoots out of the hole and down the track. We don’t actually see the Mustang again until a few seconds after the truck has crossed the finish line, as this classic half-ton covers the quarter mile in just 10.79 seconds with a speed of 123 miles per hour.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!