Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Car Pr0n #49

Hmmm. What car would be good for today? Well, since I mentioned 'MURICA, baseball, and apple pie in my last post, I figured it'd have to be another car that screams 'MURICA.

Like this:


Someone mentioned the pickup truck as a uniquely American vehicle, and I have to agree. In this case, it's a mid-'80s General Motors offering; I had quite a bit of experience with these, between the '86 long-bed my grandfather owned that I borrowed on regular occasions to the decrepit 1981 stepside I bought for $1 - and was clearly overpriced - with the anemic six-cylinder engine and "three on the tree" manual transmission.

I was actually looking for a 1986 Ford F-150 stepside in black, but couldn't seem to find one. A good friend of mine had one right out of high school, and he - being a Ford Master Mechanic - managed to keep it running as a daily driver for, literally, 20 years. I don't know how many miles it had on it, but it had rolled the odometer (kids, ask your parents) at least three times that we could recall...

Not a bad run for a hunk of Detroit iron...

That is all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My '89 F-150 is still rolling along with a bit of rust. I will admit little on no exhaust actually come out the tail pipe these days and one fuel tank gauge doesn't work on days ending in Y

Gerry

Old NFO said...

Wish I still had my 86 Sierra... sigh

Bradley said...

My Dad sold his 76 f150 I6 3 on the tree truck in 94 right after i joined the army, for like 400$, it has at least 350K miles on it, and it was still on the original block with the head having never been off. That I6 was a tank, that i tried to kill a few times, it was not fast, but damn it was a well built truck.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2003 Mazda B3000 made at the Ford plant with 285,000 or so and still going strong