Now for sale in our Houston Showroom is this Stunning 1968 Ford F-250
The classic red paint job recalls the glory days of early working-class pickups, and this one looks brilliant with modern materials and an above-average paint job. Someone painted the big bold FORD lettering on the tailgate, so it looks awesome with the fat step side fenders and you will note the bed is a little bit bigger and deeper than the usual F-100. The grille is painted white, the bumpers are shiny, and the bed has a wood floor with weathered planks that somehow look exactly right (it also means you can still use this truck as a truck!).Working class accommodations don't have to be crude, so the original bench wears a fresh black leather cover that's a lot more comfortable than the original. The rest is bright red for easy maintenance and black rubber mats on the floor mean low maintenance. That is the original steering wheel that's big enough for a semi-tractor and the long-handled shifter for the 4-speed manual is a lot of fun to throw through the gears. The gauges look like they were borrowed from some '50s show car, offering a complete array of instruments to watch the engine, all surrounded in a stylish bright metal bezel. And yes, that is an aftermarket A/C unit under the dash. An AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit lives in the original radio's slot, but for the most part, it's very much the way it was when it was new and it has a very rugged, simple feel that we find quite appealing. Ford trucks got their own line of engines, with the 360 cubic inch V8 in this one being a very popular choice. But there is no V8 that can't be made better and this one has a chrome air cleaner and valve covers to dress it up properly. The hardware appears to be quite stock, so it runs properly, and power steering is part of the package, so you can drive this truck daily if you feel like it.
There is a giant radiator up front (it's a three-quarter ton, after all) and original cast iron exhaust manifolds feed a new dual exhaust system that sounds great. It has just the right stance to look sporty, which is surely enhanced by the new 16-inch aluminum wheels wearing 235/85/16 Michelin radials. The market has noticed these trucks, and with a little polish and elbow grease, this could be a very impressive addition to the field.