1972 F-250 is a California Dream: FTE Market Watch
Two-tone 1972 F-250 looking for a good home for some TLC and a chance to go back to work.
The Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace is great for finding inspiration for your next project, replacement parts for your daily driver, and odds and ends to make your truck’s garage a haven for all things Blue Oval. “FTE Market Watch” is all about spotlighting one interesting item up for sale, whether it’s a an awesome truck or a rare spark plug. Here’s what we found this week…
1972 F-250, Original CA Truck
Looking for an amazing project from a place where rust is hard to come by? Then look no further than this 1972 F-250 Ranger XLT in our Marketplace in the small California town of Coarsegold, located around 120 miles to the east of San Jose.
This F-250 was purchased as a project, according to the owner, but as it sometimes happens, the owner acquired one project too many. Thus, they’re “looking to send it to a good home” for someone to give it the TLC it deserves. The inside of the cab could use a good scrubbing, and the seats some new upholstery.
Under the hood of this two-tone beauty is a 390 two-barrel carb V8 linked to a four-speed NP345 manual transmission, which carries the power to the rear Dana 60 with 3.73 gears. The 390 will need a head gasket and a seat, though, so we’d definitely bring a trailer to haul it home.
The F-250 has some surface rust, but nothing that can’t be handled with little more than sandpaper and primer. The owner says the bed “is in great shape,” and that the tailgate is original to the truck, and functioning. As an added bonus, the truck still has its blue California plates. And for the price of $2,500, this amazing truck can be yours.