This 1965 Ford F250 Makes Me Want to Buy a Ranch

1965 ford F350 4x4 for sale

Admittedly, we’re already ahead of the curve on fourth generation F-series trucks here at Hooniverse. However, after stumbling upon this stunner of a ’65 F250 4×4, we can’t not share. 390ci V8, four-speed, 4×4, a flat bed and clean cosmetics. Honestly, there’s not much more to know or share. Without any other info, we can assume that single-circuit master cylinder’s actuating drums at all four corners and there’s no AC. The tires look to be in the 32-33″ range, which probably couples with crazy-low gearing to make it more usable around town. Lest you worry about a lack of torque, one, it’s got a 390 and two, it’s got a T18 four-speed with a 6.32:1 first gear.

I can almost rationalize dropping the Wagoneer for this beast. Alas, for me, this truck is a no-go as it lacks the necessary seating for my whole clan. Sadly, early Ford crew cabs are impossibly rare (I didn’t even know they officially made a crew cab version of the fourth gen until writing this post), so I’ll just have to settle for something with crumple zones, shoulder belts and even airbags.

At $5850, it’s really a steal if you’re looking for a stylish truck that can actually earn its keep.
1965 Ford F350 4×4 for sale – Sacramento Craigslist

9 Comments

    1. They’re both FE motors, so they would look alike. Possibly swapped in from a later one.

      1. Or the seller simply misidentified its 352 as a 390. This is a common enough fate for a 352-equipped vehicle when it goes up for sale (speaking as the owner of a 352-equipped car that really does have a 352 in it).

          1. Almost. They are identical on the outside but slightly different internal molds were used when casting them. A 390 has a bore of 4.05″ whereas a 352 is 4.00″. Some 352 blocks ended up with thick enough cylinder walls to support being converted but others very much did not, as people learn from time to time.

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