Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Freshly painted and looking its best, this 1988 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat is one impressive workhorse that stands ready to ply its trade for its next lucky owner. This pickup has seen outstanding care in the course of its life and aside from the repaint, it is an exceptionally clean survivor worthy of a serious look!
Its two tone, brown and crme paint is very fresh and besides being a freshening-up of the original color scheme this F-150 debuted with, it's also, as you might expect, given its newness, in fine form. The combination of this pickup's classic look and restored condition makes for a compelling finished result - it looks like it rolled right off a late 80's showroom straight into the present to begin its service. Both the front and rear bumpers are level and sport very unmarred chrome with the (still original) black rubber trim. The badging on all sides is on point, and even the side view mirrors and drip rails stand out due to their clean condition. The cab is surrounded by clear glass, and its sliding rear window is fully functional and features a new looking rubber seal. In back, the lift gate lines up well with the steel to each side and sports a decorative chrome panel that still has a showroom look.
When a truck has been around for three decades, no matter how well it's been cared during that time, it'll often have either a revamped interior with obvious clashes between new and old elements, or one that's still original but barely clinging to life, so this Ford's chestnut brown interior is a welcome sight. The bench seat is very clean and features a nice mix of vinyl and cloth and the dash area looks great - its original gauges are functional and readable in the instrument cluster and you won't find a single crack on the pad above. The bed area offers a lot of usable room, should this venerable truck see active duty at work sites or for weekend hauling. Its plastic bed liner has done a good job keeping any shifting cargo from extracting its toll. The F-150's elevated XLT Lariat status yields benefits as far as comfort features are concerned, so you'll find power locks, power windows, a tilt column, cruise control all on board. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with USB ports offers all the audio options you could want.
The fuel injected 5.0 liter V8 in the engine bay has forged a strong reputation for its durability over the years - so much so that it's been the featured powerplant in legions of restomods over the years. It's in good form and combines with a 4-speed automatic overdrive to make this pickup as well suited for the highway as it is for heavy lifting. Like most aspects of this pickup, the engine bay is unusually clean and the components inside look much like they did when it rolled off the assembly line, while the undercarriage is looking reassuringly solid. Equipped with both power steering and front power disc brakes, this impressively clean classic truck is ready for action and rolls on a set of 15" stock Ford rims, outfitted with Cooper Discover H/T tires.
Whether it's as a trusty, reliable companion at your work site, or as a sturdy hauler of your weekend gear, this 1988 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat is more than up to the task. Call today!
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