Very rare "Lariat" 1978 F150 4x4

This is a very rare and desirable 100% RUSTFREE 1978 F150 4x4.  It has most every option offered in 1978, Including the top-of-the-line "Lariat" trim package, and the heavy duty "Trailering Special" towing package.  The lariat package gave you all the pretty stuff, and the Trailering special gave you the heavy duty parts.  I put my 24' enclosed car trailer behind this truck and it barley squatted.  The Trailering package included heavier springs, rear anti-sway bar, much larger brakes, extra and larger fluid coolers, etc.  Other factory options include: 400 V8, C6 Automatic, A/C, PS, PDB, Tilt, Cruise, Tool Box, Locking Hood, Tie Down Hooks, etc.  I purchased this truck in 2002 from the grandson of the original owner, with 96,000 original miles.  I sold it to a person in Minnesota.  He put 11,000 miles on it in 5 years, and spent about $2000.00 on it, including putting stock manifolds back on and dual exhaust, some new suspension pieces, alternator, fuel pump, tune up, new rear bumper, class III hitch, etc.  The body is 100% rustfree, and features most of the original paint.  Both upper bed corners have damage.  Per the grandson, his grandfather more than once hit his boat or trailer into those corners.  They have been repaired once and need to be repaired again.  Not a big deal but I wanted to explain them.  Both doors have minor damage from the large towing mirrors.  None of this damage is major, but I want to be clear.  Finally, the auxiliary fuel tank has a metal cover under it.  That metal cover is  rusted.  It must have gotten water trapped in it and couldn't drain out.  This cover is replicable.  I don't consider that the body, so the body is still 100% rustfree.  The inside of the bed is the straightest of any Ford I have owned.  I also have the original warranty card, and window sticker.

The original engine runs strong with no smoke or noise.  The automatic choke even works.  The transmission shifts perfect.  The brakes are excellent.  I drove this truck back from Minnesota, at 70 MPH, and it drove great.  It was a pleasure to drive.

This is a very clean original 4x4.  Even the interior is clean and bright due to not being smoked in.  If you are looking for a truck to restore, I recommend this one.  It has everything going for it.  It is clean, well optioned, nice color combination, nice documentation, and low miles.

Results for VIN#: F14SRBE0891

Model Year: 78
Series: F150 - 4x4 Pickup
Engine: 8 Cyl, 400ci, (6.6L) 2bbl
Assembly Plant:
San Jose, California
Transmission: C6 Automatic
Front Axle: ('78-79) P.S. with tilt col.
Rear Axle: 3.50 3750lb Ford



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