If I’m limited to just one Ford vehicle, ever, it won’t be a Mustang that I choose. It’ll be a dentside Ford truck. I’ve always said that you can’t go wrong with any pickup truck made between the late 1960s and the mid-1990s, and I mean that. Ford’s truck game has always been a strong suit, and the late 1970s was a very good time to be in the market for a pickup truck, especially from Ford. My father had one, my grandfather had one, and my stepfather went through at least three of them during my childhood. Each and every one of them had the same feeling: Brutal, but with just enough comfort to be useable. Isn’t that what we all really want in a truck?
Okay, let’s get more picky. Some of us want the beast of burden to look good. Well, feast your eyes on this 1974 model. It’s been restored, cleaned up, lifted and outside of the modern rolling stock, looks as fresh as it gets. Look inside and see not only a very clean interior, but a seat that has integrated heaters hidden. You want performance to go along with the looks? Sure, bud, we’ve got you…a 445ci 390-based build that is running a SCAT stroker crank, TRW pistons, and dual batteries with a 100-amp alternator, backed by a C6 automatic. That’ll get you where you need to go.
Yeah, keep the Mustang, the Maverick, and the Crown Vic. I’ll take one of these, please.