1979 F350 Ranger XLT Lariat Camper Special 1-Ton Long Wheelbase 460 Big Block
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Mountain View, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|Type:||Cab & Chassis|
|Color:||Dark Brown Metallic & Cream (Pastel Sand)|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1979 Ford F-350 LARIAT
1979 F-350 Ranger XLT Lariat Super Camper Special
140-inch Long Wheelbase 1-TonTruck
With 460 Big Block Engine
Before you bid on another truck, ask these questions:
- Is it the Camper Special 140-inch long wheelbase (9900 GVWR) option?
- Is it still factory original, or has it been modified/tampered withsince leaving the factory?
- Does it have the XLT cab option?
- Does it have the Lariat option?
- Does it have the Big Block 460 engine option? (Why buy a1-tonwithout a big block?)
Up forsale is this 1979 Ford F-350 RangerLariat Super Camper Special 140-inch wheelbase truck. 1979 F-350s are low production 1-Ton pickup trucks, utilizinga narrower eight-inch-tall 1-ton frame, with a single Dana 70 full-floating rear axle. While Ford sold well over one million (1,053,394) light duty trucks in 1979, Fordâ€™s production figures for the 140-inch wheelbase F350 trucks, regardless of whether they are Camper or Trailer Specials, is just 3719. Needless to say,40years later very few 1979 F-350 Camper Special 1-ton pickups remain. And thisonehas thetop of the line XLT Lariat option.
ThisF-350 truck is in original condition. The odometer shows just over 101,488 miles. I am a certifiedAutomotive Specialist and believe this is the first time the odometer hasturned over based on how the truck runs and drives, and also because I know the truck's history over the last ten years. I alsohave an oil change receipt from 2013 showing just 96,000 miles andthe truck has been parked (CA non-op'd) 2013-2019 (it is now currently registered).It has never been in an accident, the body is straight overall and has fewer than the typical dings, dents, scratches, and scuffs as could be expected with a 40 year old truck (see pics). It has the big block 460 enginewhichruns well. This truckjust passed its California smog test July 20, 2019, and now has current California vehicle registration to October 2019, so both the registration and the smog certification are current for California residents (smog certvalid for California transfer through September 18, 2019). By the wayI feel thatpassing a smog test (tailpipe emission readings) can be a good indicator of internal engine condition. There is no lien hold on the truck andI have the California Certificate ofTitle (pink slip) which is 100% in my name.
Located in San Jose, CA, the VIN decode shows it was manufactured in Fremont, CA (just a few miles from San Jose) and it spent most of its life in Salinas, CA (just 45 minutes south of San Jose), so this is a true California (mild weather) vehicle.
The A/C is not working and looks to be missing a component (I'm not an AC guy). The actual glove compartment is missing when you open the door but the glove boxdoor itself is there and itlatches and locks just fine. Driver's-side turn signal lens is cracked. The fuel gauge works for the rear tank only but both fuel tankswork perfectly(and the front tank's sending unit is readily accessible). The rear license plate light does not illuminate but that's a one-wire connection to a 12 volt source soit should be an easy fix.
Overall the Lariat interior looksvery good.The truck starts, runs, drives straight, brakes straight,the engine runs smoothand hasgood oil pressure, the transmission shifts well, the running lights work,brake lights work, turn signals work, side marker lights work, head lights work, blower fan works,wipers work, windshield washer motor works, horn works, dash and instrumentation lights work, driver's door outside handle feelswell utilized(to be expected) but still works perfectly, door locks work, windows work, locking hood latch works, and so on. It has new engine oil, new transmission oil, new differential oil, the brake pedal is veryhard (1-ton brakes!), and it has a remanufactured OEM Holley-Ford carburetor. It still has the original bottle jack located under the hood and the jack's manual hand crank securedbehind the seat. The original 1979 Ford Truck Owner's Manualis included.
With its Super Camper Special long wheelbase,combined withits 1-ton brake system, massive radiator and suspension, this F-350 is adream when it comes to towing and/or hauling a big load. If you have a 1979F-250now then you'll see ahuge difference with the 1-ton F-350.
This vehicle is in such good operable condition for its age that I would trust it on a long distance trip, such as the several hundred mile trip fromSan Jose to Los Angeles, or possibly even across several state lines.
I have described this truck to the best of my knowledge and ability. Please ask any and all questions before bidding. This vehicle is being offered as-is, where-is, and without warranty (this is a 40 year old truck after all). All sales final, sold as is, no refunds, no returns. All offers will be considered. I accept cashier's check, credit card, wire transfer, and cash-in-person. Payment due within 3 days of purchase. Happy bidding!
Note: Also I intend to make this truck available for sale locally, and thereforereserve the right to end this auction at any time should it sell that way. Thank you.