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1979 F250 Super Cab 4x4 Camper Special Ranger XLT Lariat Restored Off-Frame 460

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-250
  • SubModel: Super Cab 4x4 Camper Special Lariat Trim Dana 60
  • Trim: Super Cab 4x4 Ranger XLT Lariat Restored In & Out!
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 99999
  • Engine size: 1973 460 4v
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Vancouver, Washington, United States

Description

1979 F250 Super Cab 4x4 Camper Special

Rare Ranger XLT Lariat Trim Package

Fresh Body-Off-Frame Restoration

Medium Blue Metallic & White

All New Interior Upholstery

460 4v AT PS PB AC Tilt

Dana 60 High Pinion

Zero-Rust As New!

None Nicer!

Please, bid only if you can afford to pay within 3 days of auction’s end. No zero or low-feedback buyers without contacting me first. You may call me directly at 360-936-9257 with any questions.



Folks, this is as good as it gets... 1 of 1 according to the Marti Report. Featuring a years-long body-off-frame professional restoration, she is just as pretty and new as can be. Special-ordered Camper Special with optional Dana 60 High Pinion disc brake front axle, too. Loaded to the gills. Why pay $75k for a new Ford that will be worth half that in five years? This baby could literally be the nicest classic Super Cab 4x4 in the country.

Rare, loaded, and beautiful restored 1979 Ford F250 Ranger XLT Lariat 4x4 Camper Special. This truck has just undergone a professional body-off-frame restoration, and looks absolutely gorgeous in factory Ford Medium Blue Metallic & Wimbledon White paint colors, with high-line Lariat trim option. To say that she’s a head-turner is the understatement of the year; this is a truck that is not easily forgotten.



Factory options include the Super Cab and Camper Special heavy-duty package, full-time four wheel drive, Dana 60 high-pinion disc brake front axle w/4.10 Limited Slip differential, dual fuel tanks, side tool box, chrome front & rear bumpers, Lariat trim package, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, tilt steering column, sliding rear window, and more. To say she's loaded just doesn't quite say it all.

The truck just received a professional cosmetic restoration inside and out, and is just about like new in appearance. The cab and bed were removed from the frames, the axles and engine removed, and the frame blasted and treated to a Zero-Rust rust-preventative finish. The axles were serviced with fresh oil, gaskets, and greased bearings, and re-installed on the chassis with a comprehensive new Rancho Suspension 4" lift kit... just the right amount of lift to put the truck in pre-1978 High Boy territory. The kit includes new front springs, new rear springs (not a block lift), new shocks at all four corners, a matching steering stabilizer, drop Pitman arm spacer, extended brake lines, extended Camper Special front and rear sway bar links, etc. VERY comprehensive and well-engineered kit... I've used it many times and love the company.


The sheet metal is rust-free; thecab and bed were removed from the frame and then disassembled and stripped before the bodywork was performed to better-than-new condition prior to being painted in high-end two-stage RM Diamont base/clear paint (the only higher BASF line is Glasurite... this is very high-end material). The finish far exceeds the original in both looks and durability. I should mention that all the trim and the entire interior were removed prior to paint; the interior metal looks just like new as well.The tailgate and trim are as mint as you will ever find, and theRangerXLT racetrack body-side trim is original and beautiful.New hardware was used along with the new urethane body bushing kit to re-mount the cab and bed to the frame. The inside of the bed was stripped and treated to a Raptor spray-in bed liner. The underside of the bed and cab were also stripped, and further treated to the Raptor material... the underside looks like new.


The wiring harness was removed from the cab prior to restoration, and properly sorted out before being installed again. With cleaned and proper grounds and new ends as needed, there aren't any mystery electrical issues to chase down. Everything has been sorted, and all works as it should: headlights (including low and high beams), marker lamps, running lights, turn signals, flashers, reverse lights, brake lights, horn, courtesy lights, heater (new heater core), heater fan, windshield wipers, gauges, and the Air Conditioning system. The factory tilt column has been rebuilt including a new turn signal cam assembly.The brake system has been rebuilt including a new booster and master cylinder, new front pads, new stainless-steel extended soft lines, new rear shoes, etc.True power steering makes the truck a pleasure to drive, even for the ladies.



The front and rear bumpers, brackets, and hardware are new and beautiful.While many nice-looking classic Fords run around on some sort of generic aftermarket wheels, this baby rolls on ultra-rare factory 16.5” x 9.75” steel wheels, freshlypowder-coatedmatchingWimbledon White andmounted with Goodyear Wrangler M/T 37" tires.What a look! The Ranger XLT "racetrack" side trim is as nice as I've ever seen short of new. The grill insert is NOS Ford, as is the grill surround... I've had them for decades and saved them for something special; this is it! The side marker lenses, headlamps, tail lamp lenses, bulbs, etc. are new and look it. We even replaced the bulb sockets to eliminate intermittent ground issues. The emblems have all been restored, polished, painted, etc. The engine bay has been nicely detailed, including a full repaint of the upper firewall/cowl area, lower side of the hood, etc. All the parts were painted off the truck: hood, fenders, inner fenders, etc. The engine bay looks about as nice as you could expect it to, short of being new.


We pulled the weak original 400M and installed a low-mile 1973 460 4v. The engine was fully detailed when out of the vehicle, and looks like new. The water pump, fuel pump, belts, hoses, alternator, starter relay, and battery are all new, as is the AC-specific heater core. The original 4v carburetor was just rebuilt, the engine fully tuned, fluids and filters serviced, etc. Same with the transmission and transfer case. The new exhaust features dual 40" glass pack mufflers and sounds amazing. The truck is turn-key.

I took just a tad of liberty with theLariat interior upholstery... it came in an unattractive Sand color; we sewed a full new Lariat interior in black marine-grade vinyl... Great-looking, a bit more contemporary in appearance (while maintaining the original Lariat pattern theme), and far more durable. The interior is is all new from my shop (Rose Lane Restorations), and in great condition, featuring the original patterns and button embellishments, restored foam, burlap, and bases. The side panels are freshly upholstered, headliner new (sewn to match the door panel inserts), door panels new with newly-upholstered inserts, a full new carpet installed, new sill plates, hardware throughout, etc.The interior is like new and is just as nice as the rest of the truck. The beautiful gauge cluster is excellent, wood grain trim pretty, and the dash pad is uncracked. The steering wheel is the rare 1979-only Pace Car / Official Indianapolis truck wheel... rare, correct, and gorgeous. Pardon me for saying it myself, but I think we've outdone ourselves with this one!



All the soft trim and weather strip materials have been replaced, window felts and wipers, door weatherstrip, hood-to-cowl seal, rear sliding glass window gasket, Super Cab side glass gaskets, fuel door bumpers, tail gate bumpers, etc.The window regulators were serviced when the doors were apart, and the door hinges rebuilt as needed.

This is fantastic classic Ford that will turn more heads than a new $75k truck, at a fraction of the cost.

Clear title in hand, matches VIN exactly for inspection, export, etc.

You may call me directly at 360-936-9257 with any questions you may have.

While every effort has been made to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible, it is in fact a 40-year-old classic, and therefore being sold exactly as-is, without warranty or guarantee expressed, written, or implied.While the truck is truly outstanding, it is a classic truck and you should expect minor issues associated with a used classic, even one restored to this level... this is NOT a $150K concourse-level #1 garage queen... you will drive and love this truck!

Please be ready to make payment in full within 3 days of auction’s end via deposit into my Bank of America account, or bank wire transfer.

Shipping is the full responsibility of the buyer; I own a classic car restoration shop (Rose Lane Restorations) and can recommend a reliable and affordable broker who I have used many times... ultimately the choice must be yours alone.Please allow 5-7 days to coordinate shipping with your carrier.

Again, feel free to call me directly at 360-936-9257 with any questions you may have.