1973 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT
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1973 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT for sale
For sale: 1973 Ford F250 Camper Special Ranger XLT solid western truck. sold new and lived life in the arid high desert of Montana. One repaint on rare and desirable factory color options of Candyapple Red over Royal Maroon. Original survivor interior. One owner from 1973-2016. I am the second registered owner. All original docs including window sticker. manuals. warranty booklet and owner card. Original jack. handle and lug wrench. I purchased the truck last year for the nice body to put on a Highboy chassis but after using it for a backup driver the last year it's just too nice a truck to mess with. It's a rare and desirable truck in it's own right that deserves to be driven and enjoyed.
Exterior: One repaint in original Candyapple Red/Royal Maroon many years ago but it still shines bright and presents very well. Casual observers will find no faults. car show nitpickers will notice a few scratches here and there and three small areas where clear flaked. at the end of each box rail and above rear window on cab pillar. Not noticeable with topper on. Really a stunning truck when cleaned up and I can't escape a gas station without compliments. This paint job would cost $5k minimum in today's dollars. 98 percent rust free. No exterior rust. only spots I can find are in driver footwell area (see pics) and a small spot on one cab mount. Treat those areas with Metal Ready and POR-15 and they should be good. See linked Photobucket album for more photos. Exterior chrome is not pitted. Grille surround is very nice. so there's $600 you don't have to spend. Moldings are good except tailgate moldings and rear cab molding. those are dinged. Box was replaced at the time of repaint due to some damage to original box. Tailgate was stolen at some point. and a replacement was sourced but it's only in fair shape. Needs a new tailgate or this one worked on to be really nice. This one works. but only one latch as the latch mounting holes are damaged on one side. Glass is good except windshield which is cracked. Original stainless camper mirrors are in good condition. Topper is included and has a key to lock the back hatch.
Interior: Original in decent condition and presents well. Original dash is not cracked. door panels not torn. Original carpet has a hole on driver side under the floor mat as shown in Photobucket pics. Seat upholstery is good but there are three small tears low on the seat near the floor that aren't noticeable. Most everything works. see function list below.
Mechanical: Starts. runs and drives and I've been using it for dump runs and as a backup work commuter. No major leaks or smoke and doesn't heat. Truck has 160k highway miles. engine was rebuilt at around 100k but it's got a slight bearing noise at light throttle. Not a death rattle. most wouldn't notice. but it's there. Oil pressure is on the low side but still in the operating range. I've had a professional Ford mechanic listen to it and he says it will go a long time if you're putting around town. not as long if you blast down the interstate at 80mph. Thankfully FE engines are plentiful and plenty of room under hood makes for an easy swap. Most everything works. see function list below. Fuel gauge is non-op. probably needs sending unit. I've only used the front (auxillary) tank but the rear tank doesn't smell fouled. Tires are in excellent condition and the rears look new. All 5 original 16. 5 inch rims are there with the original hubcaps.
Misc: Just a clean. nice old truck for Saturday trips to the Home Depot or to the Steak N Shake with the wife. Prices are moving up quickly on these trucks. I'd really like to see this go to a good home with a caring owner. so it's no reserve and the truck will sell. I'll find another body for my Highboy project.
LINK TO ADDITIONAL PICS INCLUDING UNDERSIDE - pics in this online album. just ask if you need more. (copy and paste) http://s261. photobucket. com/user/burgundyamx/library/73CamperSpecial?sort=3&page=1
Head lights - working
Heater - working
Oil Pressure gauge - working
Ammeter gauge - working
Temp gauge - working
Speedometer - working
Odometer - working
Windshield wipers - working
Windshield washer - working (wow!)
Turn signals - working
Brake lights - working
Tail lights - working
Hazard/Flashers - working
Windows roll up/down - yes
Parking brake - working
Horn - working
Inside lights - working
Instrument lights - working
Radio & Fuel gauge - not working
TRUCK RUNS but flying in and driving it home a long distance isn't a good idea. The engine is weak and Montana is a rural state with long stretches of desolate highway with poor cell service. Reasonable transport is available. Title is clear and in my name.
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****Shipping will be from Helena. MT. I-15 and I-90 both very near. transport is reasonable. Zip code for shipping quote use 59601*****
You are welcome and encouraged to personally inspect the truck prior to bidding. I'm not a dealer. I don't do this for a living. I'm an enthusiast. If you'd like any detailed photos of a specific area of the truck. just ask! I have many photos of it but will be glad to take more if needed. Please ask any questions you like before bidding. You will be answered quickly and honestly. Transport is readily available. and probably cheaper than fixing rust on an eastern tetanus truck. After the sale. I can store the truck for up to 30 days free. after that $100 per month storage will be due. Buyer needs to get insurance as soon as truck is paid for as I will cancel mine at that time.
AS IS NO WARRANTY
This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
Winning bidder must contact me within 24 hours of auction end and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500. 00 non-refundable deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 3 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours I reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995. so make sure if financing that your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Payment is by bank wire only. Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service. nbsp;I recommend Certified Auto Shippers http://www. certifiedautoshippers. com. ask for Kathy Gant. If you are not sure about something. please ask! Do not assume anything not listed is included. I reserve the right to refuse bids with excessive negative feedback. I reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale. Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to eBay and negative feedback will be posted. PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET. nbsp;I MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.
************IF YOU ARE A ZERO FEEDBACK OR LOW FEEDBACK (under 5) DO NOT BID WITHOUT CONTACTING ME FIRST. YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. THE LAST FEW AUCTIONS I'VE HAD WON BY LOW FEEDBACK BIDDERS HAVE BEEN NO-PAYS. EBAY AUCTIONS COST TIME AND MONEY. PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO WIRE THE FUNDS. THANK YOU*************
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