’74 Ford F-150 SuperCab Selling Super-cheap: FTE Marketplace Finds
Ford didn’t build many F-150 SuperCabs back in the ’70s. And this solid example looks like a fine project truck at a good price.
These days, regular cab pickups are going the way of the dodo bird. As in, they’re slowly becoming extinct. Everybody opts for SuperCab or SuperCrew models these days, choosing passenger space over bed size. But it wasn’t always that way, of course. Back in the ’70s (and into the ’80s and ’90s), anything other than a regular cab was a rare sight. Thus, trucks like this 1974 Ford F-150 SuperCab aren’t exactly easy to find these days.
Especially for the paltry asking price of $2,500, which is what this one is going for in the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace right now. And truthfully, it doesn’t appear to be in terrible shape, either. The 360 V8 reportedly starts and runs, but needs a little bit of work. It’s even equipped with an automatic transmission and factory air conditioning, but the compressor is long gone.
A savvy shadetree mechanic can easily clean out the tank and fuel system, as well as fix the transmission leak. This F-150 obviously has the typical rust, but it’s unclear just how bad the rot is. The seller reports that it’s “minimal,” but it’s hard to tell in pictures, of course. You’d have to really dig into this one to see just how far it goes.
Regardless, the asking price is low enough that it’s worth taking a risk. Especially if you’re handy with metal fab and a welder. These old SuperCab F-150 trucks aren’t going to suddenly grow on trees, nor will they get much cheaper. Thus, if you’re looking for a project with loads of future upside, you won’t do much better than this old F-150!