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1979 Ford F-250 Explorer

Technical specifications of Ford F-250 1979

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Item location: Oakland, California, United States
Make: Ford
Model: F-250
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Explorer
Year: 1979
Mileage: 27525
VIN: F26HREE3580
Color: Coral with Light Sand
Engine size: 351
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Cordovan Explorer Cloth
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1979 Ford F-250 4x4 Explorer1 of 1 truckExplorer A trim packageOriginalCoral and Light Sand paint351 v8 with a 4 speed Warner manualDana 44HD front axle with 4.10 gearsFull float Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 gearsLast year of the Dentside and the only one like itNO RESERVE AUCTION

Up for bid is arguably the most rare 1979 Ford F-250 4x4 pickup truck ever built as it is the only one ever ordered with these paint and trim codes. 1979 was the last year for the iconic Dentside body style and in fact original 40 year old heavy duty 4x4 vehicle are becoming RARE as the term rare refers to things that are uncommon or scarce this example is better described as being uncommon this example is better described as unique which is something that is (not Comparable) being the only one of it's kind" unequaled, unparalleled or unmatched and from a collector stand point having the only one ever made is typically more desirable.This truck was a special dealer ordered on January 12th 1979 DSO#76 from the Denver Sales Office by Owens Ford in Winnemucca, NV the way you see it hereand was built 9 days ahead of schedule at the Ford plant in San Jose,CA on January31, 1979. There were roughly 888,709 F series trucks build by Ford in 1979, of that figure roughly 190,000 of those were built as F-250s. This truck is the ONLY one of those trucks built as factory 4x4 with the Explorer trim package in Coral paint. Yes, this truck is a 1 of 1 truck special ordered in 1979, you will not find another 1979 Ford F250 4x4 with Coral paint and an Explorer package.

Vin Decode:F26: F-250 4x4 Regular cabH: 351cid v8R: Built in San Jose,CAPU: Coral with Light Sand paintRF4:Cordovan Explorer Cloth/Vinyl Ranger seatF: 4 Speed Warner Manual transmission24J:4.10 Dana 60 with power steering1/31/79offical build date

This 79 Ford gets lots of thumbs up as the bright redish orange Coral paint really stands out. The original paint is rich and looks good and shiny, Coral is an interesting color which takes on different tones in depending on the light. While this truck is a looker, it is a 40 year old 4 wheel drive truck with a less than perfect body. What you see is what you get, there are dents, dings, scratches. The rust in the body is the 2 small holes behind both rear wheels. The cab does not have rust, all the floors are solid. The Chrome is in good shape. The grille is in good shape.
Step insidethis Ford and the interior is in decent original shape. The Explorer package comes with a unique plaid designed seat which is in good shape except for the tear on the drivers side. The dash is original and has the original radio. The Explorer package also comes complete with a headliner which is in great shape. The original carpet is for the most part in good shape except for a few areas on the drivers side. There is 2 gun racks with racks for 6 rifles. Overall the interior is in good shape for being 40 years old, nothing is missing and everything is original.
Mechanicallythis truck is solid. The 351cid V8 fires up and runs good. It is the original motor which has been rebuilt once in its life. The clutch is good and the truck shifts smooth in all gears. The brakes stop as the should. Overall the truck is in good mechanical condition, it is original and has been maintained, but is a 40 year original truck and should be treated that way. The tires are usable but should be replaced.

NO RESERVE THIS ITEM WILL SELL TO THE FINAL BIDDER!This listing includes well over 150 detailed photos and the vehicle has been described as descriptive as possible. If there is anything that is unclear or additional information is needed please don't hesitate to ask. Please ask any questions before bidding.Please only bid with the intention to own. Bidding then canceling for "entering the wrong amount" will get you blocked from further bidding. Thanks and Good Luck


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