When considering a reliable workhorse, very few options are as compelling as the Ford F-150. With decades of reliable performance delivered in each generation, you know these vehicles can get the job done, and last through the ages. A good example of this fact is this particular 1978 Ford F-150, located in Kentucky, which has lasted for more than four decades and is still going strong. Reportedly garage kept and with the 4-wheel drive system rarely used, this drivetrain has lasted about 120,000 miles already. The engine had to be replaced, with the new one used as a replacement reportedly having only 25,000 miles racked up on it. Overall, this F-150 has lasted a lifetime and is a solid choice, ready to be welcomed to a new home and enjoyed for another lifetime to come.
They don’t make them like they used to, and that can certainly be said about the iconic design of this particular 1978 Ford F-150 model. Sporting a fully repainted green body, the bold boxy design elements that this truck sports gives it a powerful presence, especially from the front with its large and commanding front grille. Chrome bumpers and mirrors help add a metallic gleam, and although several years old, the tires remain fresh looking and in excellent condition. The only gripe that exists is the bed liner which is slightly peeling at the tailgate. The green extends to the interior as well, including the new bucket seats which have a really good color combination. The interior for the most part has been maintained as it was originally, with the exception being the seats and the aftermarket Kenwood radio that you’ll find does a very good job.
The massive 400ci engine housed in this 1978 Ford F-150 is reportedly a new 350ci Cleveland Engine bored to about 400ci somewhere around 10 years ago. It seems to have held up, and continues to do so. Although the drivetrain has more mileage, the entire powertrain, which houses an automatic transmission and 4WD has done well and endured the years, ready to be enjoyed for many years to come.
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