Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
He who laughs last, laughs best. After all, people were skeptical when the 1993 Ford F-150 Lightning debuted the idea of a high-performance pickup. But they prove them wrong quite quickly, and today a first-year example of this muscle truck is a true collectable. So since this one has vivid red paint, some nice custom touches, and a high-performance 5.8-liter V8 upgraded for even more power, this it's a highly desirable truck that will be leaving us quickly.
In this first year, you could only get the Lightning in black or red, and less than 2,600 were panted the Bright Red. So there's rarity in its beauty. Ford dipped everything on the truck in the same fiery red, including the bumpers, side mirrors, and grille. And this received a quality respray later in life, so its finish remains devilish. Lightning badges and a subtle chin spoiler add to the sporty details, and the tubular rear bumper is actually a Ford factory option. For practicality's sake, this one does have a carpeted bed as well as a hard-shell tonneau cover. So you have a more aerodynamic muscle truck and a well-finished cargo area that can be as handy an a huge trunk.
The interior got a big upgrade over the standard F-150. After all, a sport truck needs sport seats, so these got exclusive buckets with cool Lightning stitching in the headrest. They have power adjust bolstering and plenty of leg support, so they can be grippy yet comfortable for all-day drives. There is a middle jump seat, but it's best when folded down for a cup holder center console. As a premium pickup, you also got all the best features. This includes power windows, power locks, cruise control, a tilt steering column, sliding rear window, and air conditioning (likely needs servicing to blow ideally cold again.) Plus, the stereo has been upgraded to an Alpine AM/FM/CD unit. There's a full set of gauges, including a 120 mph speedometer - and this truck will probably use most of that!
The Lightning received a reworked version of Ford's fuel-injected 5.8-liter V8. The true secret to this 351W is the heads and intake very similar to the GT-40 setup used on the Mustang Cobra. This is a replacement motor, and when they did the work, they not only added some cool details, like the powder coated intake, but there was even more power added. This is thanks to pieces like the MSD ignition and heat-wrapped headers feeding the full dual exhaust. The rear end on these were built to give this truck power take-offs, but this fast Ford also has a practical side, too. It's linked to a quick-shifting AOD four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. There's also power steering, power front disc brakes, and Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires attached to the Lightning's special 17-inch alloy wheels. So it's really up to you to choose between mild or wild anytime you want.
Complete with owner's manual, this the first-year muscle pickup that's gets a ton of appreciative nods and is a ton of fun to drive. So at a value price like this, we know this deal will be moving lightning-quick. Call today!!!
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