Ford F-150 Gets New Retro Twist Courtesy of Beechmont Ford
Retro Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks aren’t new, but this new version might be the best one we’ve seen yet.
These days, old trucks are hot. Not that they ever weren’t in our book. But more and more folks are pining for the good old days. Days when two-tone paint jobs and small, simple wheels ruled the world. And if you crave that sort of appearance but still want modern conveniences, safety, economy, power, and comfort, there are a handful of dealers building retro-styled Ford F-150 and Super Duty pickups. The latest of which comes to us from Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dubbed the “Retro BFP F-150,” Beechmont designed their package to pay tribute to the trucks of the late ’70s and early ’80s. That means, of course, a two-tone paint job. But from there, you can go as far as you want. Beechmont recommends you start with the XLT or Lariat with the chrome package for proper retro style, but you can pick any F-150 as your base.
From there, the dealership adds its Retro Package to the mix. It all starts with a 3.5″ Ready lift kit, which makes room for 17″ polished Mickey Thompson wheels and 35″ BF Goodrich K02 tires. Out back, they install a killer Black Horse Bed Rack fitted with old school KC Hi-Lights. To give the truck a little more grunt, they fit the Retro F-150 with a Roush Performance cat back exhaust. And of course, they finish the whole thing off with a Satin Pearl White wrap to break up the truck’s monotone appearance.
If you want more in the power department, Beechmont can help you out there, too. Customers can have the dealership install either a Roush or Whipple supercharger to really crank things up. About the only thing you can’t get is a flat vinyl bench seat. But who really wants one of those, anyway?
The concept of combining retro styling with modern vehicles is nothing new, of course. But we feel like Beechmont really hit the nail on the head with this F-150. Even though the new F-Series looks vastly different than trucks from the ’70s and ’80s, this combo works perfectly. And it certainly sets them apart from the millions of boring, stock trucks out there on the road!
Photos: Beechmont Ford
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