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1973 Ford F Series F-250 XLT Trailer Special

1973 Ford F-250 XLT Trailer Special

Make: Ford
Model: F-250
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: XLT Trailer Special
Year: 1973
Mileage: 2396
VIN: F25JRS42750
Color: White with Bronze
Engine: 460 CID V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Bronze
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Encinitas, California, United States
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Description for Ford F-250 1973

VIN F25JRS42750 -ONE OF THE RARE ONES LEFT THAT IS STILL IN GREAT SHAPE!


The knowledge gained from being a vehicleenthusiast and as a vintage collector, gave me the ability to pass by the junk and only focus on decent rigs that past owners cared about and maintained.This F-250 is definitely in that category! This is one of the best "original" vintage Ford trucks on the road. It is structurally sound, very dependable and does not need any repairs based on what we know. You can drive this as your day to day vehicle or keep it as a collector piece.

It’s easy to see the attentiveness and care taken by past owners has really paid off.With a casual glance, you might think this is just another ol’ truck.But, like I did, look a little closer and you’ll realize what a clean, nice find this really is!The first hint is when you check for rust in the usual spots. Climb over, under and around this rig - I know you’ll come up smiling!No rusted-out floorboards or truck bed here. The 1973 Ford F-Series is one of the mostdesirable of allthe Ford series. It wasthe firstyear that thisgeneration truck is noted for the body panels' durability as Ford used extensive amounts of galvanized sheet metal, zinc coated steel, zinc rich primer and fender liners, to fight corrosion.

When you open the hood, you’re in for nice surprise.This Ranger XLT still has its great-running factory 460 CID engine.The second you fire it up, you know it was built to last!Adding a 650 CFM Edelbrock Competition Carburetor, along with an electronic ignition, has made a noticeable run-ability difference. My master Ford Mechanic just went all through this vehicle from bumper to bumper. We wanted to make sure this vehicle is safe, dependable and there are nosurprises. We recently replaced the most of the exhaust system, brakes pads(all four), brake lines, mastercylinder, spark plugs andgave it an amazing tune up. You’ll love the deep burble this strong motor makes.Almost sounds like a hot rod!

The automatic transmission shifts smoothly through all gears and we all know how great Ford rear pumpkins are in these old trucks.Having power steering makes for easy turns and the power brakes for quick stops if necessary.

The data sticker on the door jamb indicates a May 1973 production date.Here’s how the VIN code breaks down:

F25 – Ford F250 4x2

J- 460 Cu. In. 4 BBL V-8 engine

R- San Jose, CA Assembly Plant

F252 – Heavy Duty 7400 GVW Trailer Special

MR–Wimbledon White over Medium Ginger Metallic paint

G-3 Speed Automatic Transmission

58J – Dana Spicer 60 Rear Axle

The data plate also indicates the truck was delivered to the San Jose Sales District (#72) when new.We’ve found no special-order information, so most likely it entered regular dealer inventory shortly after rolling off the California assembly line.

Up in the cab you’ll find everything is just about factory-original (with the exception of the stereo).The speedo/odometer work fine.The seat is in ‘as-new” condition and there’s no spring or underlayment breakdown either. The seat covers are new and added to protect the seats. Both sun visors are also original, as is the headliner.The heater controls are set up for factory A/C and the system appears complete behind the dash, however the compressor has been removed.I’ve not attempted to find out why the nice AM/FM/CD Bluetooth stereo receiver doesn’t want to switch but that can easily be replaced. All the glass is great - no windshield chips or cracks! It's also very nice to have a rear window slider for those hot summer day cruises.

Outside, I know you’ll be also be impressed by the 45-year-old factory classic Wimbledon White over Medium Ginger Metallic paint.While there are the expected nicks, dings andsome oxidation, it's overall condition is just too good to warrant a respray and lose that originality.The bed’s been lined with professionally applied high-quality bedliner spray and looks super.There are no rust holes in the bed.

I’ve always appreciated the look of stock 16-inch steel wheels with factory "dog dish" covers.These have new, high-quality truck radials all-around.


Please feel free to email, text or call me with any questions during the auction.My name isMARKand my direct number is619/865-0336.You’re also welcome and encouraged to come by my Encinitas, CA. to inspect & test drive the truck.You might also make an offer before the end of the auction, as many of my posted vehicles sell to smart “early birds” that call and work out a deal prior to the auction’s end.I always reserve the right to sell during this period.

A Few Additional Terms and Conditions:

Full payment is due by cash (in person only) or certified funds within seven business days unless prior arrangements have been made with me. Please remember you’re bidding to buy and I fully expect the winner to fulfill their Ebay contract!You’re not bidding to hold or then come check-over and test-drive the vehicle later -- You’re more than welcome to do this before the auction ends. I'm happy to make time to meet at my facility with a vehicle inspector during the auction.The milage gauge states 2396 miles, but I as told bythe previous owner it rolled over once.

If you decide to have the Ford F-250 Trailer Special transported home, there are scores of companies to choose from. In addition to quotes using the shipping tab here on the auction site, you might also get bids directly from U-Ship.com.You’ll be able to choose a broker from multiple offers.The zip code for pick-up would be 92024 (Encinitas, CA). Ultimately, shipping of the vehicle and company chosen are the responsibility of theBUYER.

Assuming full payment has been received, the truck can be stored at my house for up to 21 days after the auction ends. After this period storage will be charged at $25 per day.

This Ford Truck gets looks and thumbs up every time I drive it. It is one ofthe bestcondition,original trucks on the road. You will be proud to drive this truck!

All the best,

--Mark