It's the epitome of an ultra-clean, one owner truck. This 1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 has been well-maintained and securely sheltered its entire life and it really shows in its vibrant appearance and reassuringly strong running condition. It will pull into its next owner's garage with a clean AutoCheck report in tow to confirm it's steered clear of any notable collisions, along with its original owner's manual and window sticker just to provide some historical perspective.
From front to back, this F-150 is in great condition - the attentive care it's received has definitely paid off - and remains in factory configuration down to the original white paint still draped over its exterior, which is really looking strong for a truck of this vintage, with no noticeable dents or signs of rust and a shine that will radiate even more with a thorough wet sanding and buffing. It wears a collection of very clean chrome exterior fittings - from the unblemished front grille to the rear bumper sitting just below a Ford emblem that appears just as it did when this truck rolled off the line. Clear glass surrounds the cabin, along with still-fresh rubber seals to shield it from the elements. Factor in the sharp look of the wheels and badging that all presents impressively well, and if you were told that this classic truck had been ushered into protective custody not long after leaving the assembly line, you could easily believe it.
The gray interior on this '96 compares favorably to even the best maintained trucks of its era. The cloth bench seat at its center has held its form well and still carries plenty of padding for comfort as it sits over carpeting that's been well-protected by diamond plate rubber mats. Farther forward, the dash area is another strong point with its collection of clear, functional gauges and split-free appearance. Comfort and convenience features include power door locks and windows, cruise control, air conditioning that's blowing nice and cold and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD to provide your audio soundtrack while out on the road. The sliding glass rear window comes in handy for ventilation and this one moves without any issue. The bed area is protected by spray in bedliner and is equipped with a diamond plate storage box to stow any tools or other items you might want to bring along with you.
The fuel-injected 5.0 liter V8 beneath the hood is running in top form and is a member of a class of powerplants known for its rugged dependability - in addition to having served as the go-to powerplant for scores of Ford models, the 5.0 has been the engine of choice for countless aftermarket projects. This one sits in a very clean engine compartment, with no grime buildup or signs of leaks anywhere and pairs with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 3.55 ratio rear end is well suited for plenty of off the line acceleration and pairs with the transmission's overdrive gear for low revs at highway speeds. Not surprisingly on an ultra-clean workhorse like this, the 4-wheel drive feature engages seamlessly for off-road surefootedness, combining with dual Pro Comp front shocks to conquer more unforgiving terrain, navigated by Goodyear Wrangler tires at all four corners. A look at the undercarriage will confirm that, despite the temptation for motoring adventures it might offer, this F-150 likely hasn't veered off the asphalt much during its years of service.
This 1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 greets the present in outstanding shape and, having benefitted from great care over the years, is well-positioned for plenty more miles of service. Call today!