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Trucks on Display

 

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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 Ford F250 ¾-ton with 2-wheel drive is what was called a Contractors Special. It rolled off the assembly line in San Jose, California in February 1968. It is supported by Ford’s special Twin I Beam which provided a softer, quieter ride with better handling and less maintenance, while delivering the comfort of a passenger car. This paired with the premier of the Flex-O-Matic Rear Suspension made Ford the best riding pick-up, loaded or unloaded, on the market. 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. The 5th generation bodies were noted for durability and simplicity of design making them a favorite for restoration. This truck has not been restored. The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum purchased this Ford F250 from Annie Barker of Hurricane, Utah on May 8, 2008. Top Speed: 75 MPH



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