FOR SALE: F-250 Lariat Camper Special

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A distinguished classic Ford F-250, for a distinguished classic gentleman.

We at Ford Truck Enthusiasts have an appreciation for the finer things in life. We appreciate the very best the world has to offer. No, we aren’t talking about Italian leather and white wine. Our definition of luxury is a little different.

This amazingly well-preserved 1979 Ford F-250 Ranger Lariat Camper Special (now that’s a mouthful) is much closer to our definition of luxury. Finished in beautiful metallic brown – excuse us, Desert Gold – with gold pinstriping, this truck looks like it came straight out of the best part of the seventies.


The low mileage and exceptional interior certainly add to that feeling. With just 51,000 miles on the clock, we’re sure that the 400ci V8 and three-speed automatic are still ready for plenty of action. Or so the ad claims.

Given that this is a Camper Special, designed for a camper top in the bed, the truck was built to be pretty beefy, but it’s only two-wheel drive. That suits us just fine, as it’s way to nice and classy for wheeling, unless you count the valet accidentally driving over a parking block as “wheeling.”


The optional Dana rear, dual fuel tanks, and tow mirrors add to the truck’s rugged handsomeness, while the addition of auxiliary lights, dual exhaust, and cowboy hat (included with the sale) add to the F-250’s character. You’ll have to include your own cookie-duster mustache, however.


Everything except the cruise control and air conditioning is said to work as it should, and all factory systems are in place, save for the smog equipment. Keep that in mind if you live in a state where such things are required.

With just a little bit of sorting out, this truck could be close to perfect. You can find it for sale on BringATrailer.

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Cam Vanderhorst is a contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and MB World. He is also a co-host of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast.

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