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1971 Ford F-250 Custom Is Ready For Adventure

We’ve said it before; we really like trucks that have been driven. We like to see them in good shape, but with the patina that comes from use. This 1971 Ford F-250 Custom is an excellent example of what we are talking about. It’s clean, but not perfect. It shows the worn lettering and marks on the camper that indicates it has spent its life in the outdoors with someone who used it but took care of it.

Power for the 1971 Ford F-250 Custom comes from a 360 cubic-inch V8 mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The V8 engine has 47,403 actual miles, so while it may be used; it was used gently. The truck comes with what appears to be its period fishing and camping gear in the bed, under the camper.

A metal canoe is strapped to the top. It has been repainted in the mint green seen in the photos. The interior has a bench seat in green vinyl and cloth that looks new and well maintained. The dash shows no rust and has the same color on it as the exterior of the truck. The factory AM radio is in place. The seller believes the engine and transmission in the 1971 Ford F-250 Custom are original to the truck.

To keep the adventure going for a long time the truck has dual fuel tanks. When the exterior of the truck was repainted, a hand-painted sign for “Cutthroat Outfitters Fishing Guide Service” was added. It looks period correct, but it’s not clear if the truck was actually used for fishing guide services in its day. The seller is asking $21,995 for the 1971 Ford F-250 Custom, including all its accessories. Check out this cheap 1985 Ford F-250 that isn’t perfect.

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Source: Streetside Classics

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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