An unusual-looking Ford concept truck, reportedly first shown at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show, has landed on Craigslist in Commerce, Michigan with an asking price of $20k. It’s red, it’s based on the Ford F-250 of the day, and apparently, every single exterior body panel is made of fiberglass.
Road & Track stumbled upon the listing recently, phoning the seller – a man named Deone – to get the full scoop. According to him, after its 1993 Detroit Auto Show debut, the “Predator” concept, as it’s named, was moved to a warehouse that happened to be owned by a friend of his. He decided he had to have it, so he spent the next couple of years making regular inquiries with Ford to try and arrange to purchase the concept truck.
At last, Ford relented, removing the transmission and gas tank first to avoid liability. The 351-cubic-inch V8, on the other hand, was left intact, along with the brakes, gauges – even the air-conditioning.
Deone says that the Ford F-250-based 1993 “Predator” concept truck was designed by the same folks who did the SVT Lightning, which was then brand-new to the scene. But what it has in pedigree, it lacks in practicality; the truck doesn’t have a VIN, making it ineligible for road use. So, unless you’ve got $20k to drop on a rather unique piece of automotive art, you might want to pass on this one.
On the other hand, if you do have twenty-thousand simoleons burning a hole in your pocket, and you happen to be a connoisseur of unusual or obscure vehicular artifacts, the 1993 Ford “Predator” concept truck might be right up your alley. They don’t come much rarer than this.
For the Craigslist post, click here.