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1968 Ford F250


Engine Type:
360 Cubic Inch, 8-Cylinder, 179 Horsepower at 4,000 RPM

Transmission Type:
Automatic C6

Truck Information:
This 1968 Ford F250 ¾-ton with 2-wheel drive is a "Camper Special." This special package was only offered in the 5th generation of Ford F-Series which spanned from 1967 to 1972 and was made in relatively low numbers, making them increasingly rare. The 5th generation of Fords F-Series brought roomier trucks with more visibility, and a “plusher” interior. The body line became more squared and flat side panels were accented with narrow indentations. Ford's 5th generation bodies were noted for durability and simplicity of design, making them a favorite for restoration. This truck has not been restored. It rolled off the assembly line in San Jose, California in February 1968. The truck is supported by Ford’s special Twin I Beam which provides a softer, quieter ride with better handling and less maintenance while delivering the comfort of a passenger car. A couple of interesting features about this truck are that it has double gas tanks and a built-in toolbox on the side. Also, there is a 120-volt generator under the hood. It was a factory-installed option, and it has a single-cylinder engine. If you were camping, you needed power at your campsite. If you were a contractor, you needed power at the work site. There weren't many trucks built with this option and even fewer of them are still intact. The generator runs off of fuel from the truck's gas tanks. It uses the truck's battery to start it and it would keep the truck's battery charged as well. The F250 was a very popular truck back then and it still is today. But the options on this one - including the generator - make it unusual. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum purchased it from Annie Barker of Hurricane, Utah on May 8, 2008. Top Speed: 75 MPH



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