Back in the 1970s and 1980s, it was pretty common to see short-bed pickup trucks with two-tone paint jobs and massive chrome trim pieces. That trend fizzled in the 1990s, but it seems to be making somewhat of a comeback today. For instance, Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio, is selling this 2020 Ford F-150 XLT that is cool enough to make almost anyone nostalgic for the “old days.”
The Rapid Red Metallic F-150 has been given what appears to be a partial white vinyl wrap that gives it a distinct old-school look. The truck also has heritage-inspired 18-inch chrome wheels, a chrome step bar plus a chrome sport bar with retro KC Daylighter lights on top. There’s also a Roush exhaust peeping out from under the rear bumper, though nothing in the sales ad or window sticker indicates its installation.
As cool as it looks, the truck is “just” a 2020 Ford F-150 XLT on paper, though it’s equipped with a few extras, such as:
- $4,345 – Equipment Group 302A, which includes the XLT Series, a rear-window defroster, and SiriusXM Radio
- $725 – XLT power equipment group, which includes a power sliding rear window and more
- $1,995 – the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8
- $395 – paint (wrap), chrome appearance package, wheels, and step bars
- $470 – 3.55 electronic locking rear axle
- $795 – voice-activated navigation
- $995 – trailer tow package
- $445 – extended-range 36-gallon fuel tank
- $295 – Flex Fuel capability
All of that adds up to $10,480 on top of the truck’s listed base price of $43,265. The selling dealer has several discounts listed, but the total price before any reductions is $55,320, including deliver and destination.
Interestingly, the modifications that makes the truck so unique didn’t add that much to the bottom line. The other options are popular additions that many buyers add anyway, such as the 5.0L Coyote V8 and the 302A group.
That stands in stark contrast to the prices that some dealers have placed on similar “wayback” conversions. When the Jeep Gladiator first launched in 2019, several dealers took it to the extreme with special dealer-installed retro packages like the $70,000 Gladiator Honcho that made its rounds on the internet at the time. That truck’s $28,000 upcharge makes this customized 2020 F-150 look downright reasonable.
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The 2 tone treatment looked like sh*t in the 80’s & still does today!
Some things are better left in the history book!
I too, have no taste.
Love it…Hope they do it with the 2021 model.
The Tu Tone paint looks worlds better on this F150 than the Chevy Suburban rendering that was done on the GM site. Nicely done Very Nostalgic
Nice but not quite historically accurate. The actual Explorer package included pinstriping around the perimeter in the same colour.
It didn’t claim to be historically accurate or to have an exact replication of the Explorer package. It’s a throwback paint job. It’s just supposed to remind you of the past paint job that F-150’s came with, which it does.
This is old news there’s been a regular cab identical to this driving around town for 3 months maybe longer.
Well I like it! Takes a new truck and makes it stand out to be different than the crowd. Not to mention the lift kit, 35’s and cool retro wheels.