This truck looks like it’s straight out of an “Outdoor Life” magazine from 1970.
“Documented one-owner 1968 Ford F100 camper,” the listing starts out. “Powered by the original 2bbl 360cid V8 mated to a three-speed on-the-tree manual transmission.”
The exterior looks to be remarkably rust-free for a truck that has lived in New England, and the color is called “Sky View Blue” (code E), according to the trim tag. This truck comes from the fifth generation of the F-Series which initially launched in 1967. The cab had grown three inches in width compared to the outgoing model. The following year, Federal regulations mandated the addition of reflective side marker lenses around the body (and they are clearly shown on today’s truck, both front and rear).
The interior of the cab carries through the blue theme with a vinyl bench seat that looks to be free of any major blemishes. An 8,000-rpm SW-branded tachometer has been mounted to the column, and we also see a radio, a heater, an ash tray, and a couple of identified switches mounted underneath the dashboard.
The camper shell bears a placard from C&H Truck Covers in Newville, Pennsylvania. Inside it, the walls and ceiling are lined with period-correct wood paneling and there are vintage-looking drapes covering the side windows. A skylight gives upward visibility along with added ventilation, and the overall space looks clean and well-presented (especially considering this truck is 55 years old).
It is becoming increasingly difficult to find classic pickups that have survived the test of time like this one has. “This truck runs and drives great. Turn-key, ready for any camping trip,” the seller says. “Original owner’s manual and spare wheels included.” The five-digit odometer reads 94,000 miles, which the seller asserts is a true reading.
This truck would look equally at home at the hardware store as it would in a classic car show – and I bet it would turn more than a few heads at either type of venue.
The asking price is $21,500, and included with the sale are a shop manual, an owner card, an owner’s manual, and promotional literature.