Ford F-800: For Those Who Like to Live Large

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Ford F-800

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a contractor to drive something like this massive Ford F-800.

There’s a certain stigma attached to folks who drive huge trucks. For whatever reason, unless you are some sort of contractor or have a need to haul massive loads all the time, you apparently aren’t allowed to own something like this massive Ford F-800. Instead, you’ll be ridiculed, laughed at, and called names. Heck, some folks might even call it a form of “compensation.”

Ford F-800

But this is America, folks. Home of the free, land of the brave, and creator of wide lane highways. Which means that if you want to drive a truck capable of rolling over sedans in traffic, then by all means, do it. Let the haters hate. Because deep down, tooling around in a commercial grade truck like the Ford F-800 is your right. Even if you have no plans to use it at your local rock quarry.

Ford F-800

For those who find pickups like the F-450 to be merely inadequate, let us present to you this glorious Ford F-800 we spotted for sale on Craigslist. Here is a truck so capable that it’s often used by the government. And oh yea, even as a military reconnaissance vehicle. We’re not sure of this one’s history, but we do know it’s the kind of truck that’ll garner you plenty of attention. Both good and bad.

Ford F-800

This particular truck has goodies like Marmon-Herrington four-wheel drive, a 9-ton front axle, and a 25,000 pound winch. It’s powered by a big-rig approved 8.3-liter Cummins and Allison 6-speed transmission. The tires are massive 46-inch Goodyear MVTs, and you’ll find air lockers both fore and aft.

Ford F-800

The best thing about this massive hauler? It only has 52,000 miles on the clock, and you don’t need a CDL to drive it. Well, that and the fact that traffic will magically part for you everywhere you drive it. Now all you need is $32k and some thick skin.

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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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