Welcome to Hooniverse Truck Thursday. Hey, it looks like my time slot has been hijacked, so this posting is appearing a little later than usual, but it is well worth the wait. Many of us are die hard auto enthusiasts and happen to take part in many motoring events. Be it dirt bikes, slalom events, LeMons, boating, or snowmobiling, we all like our machines. Inevitably, we also need a dependable rig to tow our toys, heaps, junk to these events, and here is a perfect and affordable truck to do so.
This is a 1977 Ford F-250 Extended Cab Camper Special Pickup. The Camper Special was built by Ford to haul around a slide in Truck Camper, or to tow your large home away from home. This particular truck has the monster 460 CID V-8 under the hood, with a load rated 3-Speed Automatic specifically engineered for severe duty.
This truck is also equipped with a few options that were just starting to become popular, like Factory Air Conditioning, twin eighteen gallon fuel tanks, an extra battery, a storage compartment built under the bed, aluminum running boards, two-tone paint, and fog lamps. The Super Cab was introduced by Ford in 1974 and was gaining in popularity by the time this truck left the assembly line.
According to the listing:
1977 Ford F250 Extended Cab, Camper Edition. 2 wheel dr. 3/4 ton, Factory original, showroom condition in and out. 104k mi. Factory overload springs, larger radiator, backup battery and camper ready electrical. 460 ci, automatic transmission(matching #’s)Running boards,slider,spray bedliner, back-up camera, brake controller, 2- 18 gallon tanks. fog lights. Interior upholstery original and flawless. New exterior paint, clearcoat, no rust.
Asking price for this genuine work horse? $7,500. See the AutoTrader listing here. So is this truck worth coveting, or is it just not your cup-o-tea?