This Ford Classic is Semi-Retired

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When the big, bad, and tech-rich 2017 Ford Super Duty rolls into dealerships next year, a wave of current-generation Super Duties will have to find other jobs. If they don’t watch out, they might have to compete against this semi-retired Ford F-700. Even though it takes gigs at parades and truck shows these days, it still has what it takes to complete more demanding tasks.

This muscular former Air Force truck, which used to be stationed at the White Sands Missile Range on soil-boring duty, has all-wheel drive and several new parts, including drive shafts, U-joints, brake lines, wheel bearing seals, radiator, heater, and all 10 tires. The power steering piston and front axle have been rebuilt; the frame has been stripped and repainted.

A 361-cubic-inch engine, five-speed transmission, two-speed transfer case, and 10-ton PTO-operated winch can help this rig show Super Dutys how Fords used to get things done back in the Eisenhower era.

If you’d like to employ this Ford yourself, expect to pay it a (negotiable) one-time salary of $28,000. You can check out its resume by hitting the Hemmings link below.

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via [Hemmings]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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