F-150 Flareside with 31k Original Miles Will Beam You Back to 1987

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Remember when Flareside pickups were the coolest on the block?  A carryover styling exercise from the 40’s and 50’s, those bulged out fenders looked cool but sacrificed precious bed space.  It’s really amazing that the treatment lasted as long as it did, considering how modern truck wars focus heavily on things like cargo capacity.


Ford quit offering the Flareside on the F-150 after 2009, which means that fans of the style have to shop the used car market if they want one today.  If you’re a Flareside or square body fanatic, you likely won’t find one nicer than the 1987 F-150 you see before you.  With a mere 31,000 original miles, it might just be the cleanest 80’s Ford you’ll ever see.

The original paint and interior look just as good as the day this truck rolled off the assembly line.  It also features an interesting combination of options – four wheel drive, six cylinder, 4-speed manual, and chrome steel wheels.  Everything works as it should, and all the original documentation is there.


Whether it was a change in taste or the ever heated brand wars, the Flareside undoubtedly had a good run.  Despite its demise, the look still has its fans today, and there are plenty of trucks on the market to satisfy them.  Perhaps none as nice as this ’87, one of the lowest mileage, most original trucks we’ve ever seen.

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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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