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Make: Ford
Model: F-150
Type: Regular Cab Pickup
Year: 1993
Mileage: 99250
VIN: 1FTDF15N0PNB18945
Color: Red & White
Engine: 302 V8 5.0
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Scarlet Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Cross Plains, Wisconsin, United States
Power Lumbar Seat, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Tachometer, Headliner and Insulation Package, Deep Dish Forged Aluminum Wheels, Heavy Duty Handling Package, Dual Fuel Tanks, Tilt Wheel, Cassette Player, 3.55 Limited Slip Rear End, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Locks, XLT Interior and Appearance Package

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Description of 1993 Ford F-150 XLT PICKUP SHORT BED SOUTHERN TRUCK 302 V8 AUTO

I think we made it through the most difficult days of this pandemic, friends. With an honorable Memorial Day weekend behind us, many of us are starting to see and feel some normalcy again in our communities. Locally, here in Wisconsin, nearby restaurants and brewpubs are reopening for dine-in service, along with many other non-essential businesses. However, the car hobby is different, because of the event planning involved. All of my favorite car shows and swap meets have been canceled for 2020, many of which I've been attending for over 30 years.The temporary loss our hobby is enduringmakes me want to drive and connect with my cars and trucks even more. For many of us, this particular summer is the first time since childhood that we may have extra time to just play with cars and trucks . For me, I just want to get out and drive these winding country roads in western Wisconsin. More often than not lately, I've been grabbing the keys to one of my trucks. They're a ton of fun, get just as many or more looks than my musclecars, are easy to drive and fuel efficient because of fuel injection, have all the power options of my newer daily driver, and have cold AC on these hot summer days. And, if you see an old dresser or other antique on the side of the road, you can haul it home!

My Purchase and Exterior Condition

After 26 years of ownership, the family of the original owner knew it was time to let their Dad's pickup truck move on to a new caretaker. The truck had only been used as a second vehicle since day 1, but was sitting for longer and longer periods of time these last few years. Originally from southern Illinois, the owner saw this truck on the Sparta Ford Mercury lot while getting the oil changed on his Crown Vic. The story goes that the dealership wanted an F150 on their lot that was flashy, and, they got flashy! For a non customer ordered pickup, this one got all the goodies: regular cab, short box, XLT package, 15" aluminum alloy wheels, and the 302 V8, with automatic overdrive transmission. A 3.55 geared, limited slip rear differential was added in case a little extra traction was needed. Then, my understanding is the dealership wanted the truck to sit more stout like a 4x4, so they opted for the incredibly rare Handling Package offered by Ford. This option package includes heavy duty shocks, springs, as well as front and rear sway bars. For those of you wondering, THAT'S why this truck sits so sweet! Lastly, rather than go with the ever popular Oxford White center with Vermillion Red on the top and bottom, the dealer decided to flip the paint scheme. That simple flip, was a game changer for the original owner. He HAD to have this truck. You know the rest of the story...while his car was being serviced, negotiations began on a new 1993 F150. For the next two decades, this truck was his baby; driven just a few thousand miles a year, never in foul weather, and stored in the garage otherwise.

After the owner's passing, I was able to bring the truck back up to Wisconsin for preservation from its home in Kentucky. I've outlined the mechanical updates below, but let's take some time to talk about how a truck like this stays so clean.

Although they're typically reserved for Mustangs and Torinos, I reached out to Marti Auto Works to get a Marti Report for this pickup. Please feel free to see the report in the photos below. What I found in the report is that my suspicions were true: just 684 F150 XLT's had this unique Oxford White & Vermillion Red paint scheme. That's out of nearly 400,000 trucks! If you've never seen this color combination before, now you know why. It's THAT rare. A hard copy of the Marti Report will be included with the sale, along with a copy of the clean CarFax Report run on the truck.

The depth and gloss of the paint backs up that this truck spent a whole lot of time in the garage over the years. The paint is ridiculously glossy and deep; be prepared for people wanting to touch the truck! It's absolutely gorgeous. There are just a couple small dings you can see in the photos, and this truck's paint stands tall, especially considering it's nearly all 27 year old factory paint! Up close, though, you can see some flaws that I tried to point out in the photos and video. The truck is from the south, so there are gravel roads kicking up stones. There are stone chips in the paint. Other than a light mark here and there, the only other flaws worth noting are a horizontal scratch behind the driver's side door on the cab, some wear on the passenger side of the box, and some chipping along the door from opening it against something in the garage. In my opinion, though, these flaws do not detract from the look of the truck in any way, and only support its title as a true survivor. The wax build-up in the emblems and light lenses also showed the TLC it received from the owner. The family wasn't aware, but the driver's side of the box has been repainted at some point. There's a bit of orange peel that can be seen in the photos in a couple spots, and this area is clear coated, as evidenced by no red on my pad while waxing. The remainder of the truck appears to wear its Ford factory paint.

Another sign of this truck's pampered life is the original glass, which is almost unheard of in a pickup of this age. Other than the passenger side wing-window (replaced after the original owner locked his keys in the truck), all of the glass is Ford Carlite, including the windshield. For those of you from below the Mason-Dixon line, you know how hard it is to keep your original windshield, even in a low mile vehicle! In the photos, notice that the windshield is showing just the slightest delamination along the edge. It's certainly not enough to be upset about, but it's also a testament to the originality of the truck. Also notice how scratch free and spot free the glass and trim is on this truck...it's gorgeous.

The chrome, grill, and rear tailgate trim are also in excellent condition, with just light wear or scratches showing in a few spots. The rear bumper is the correct style chrome step bumper, but I believe it has been replaced. The curve of the bumper appears to be a little more square than other F150 bumpers I've seen. It looks correct for the truck, and I doubt anyone will ever point it out to you.

It doesn't appear that a frame mounted trailer hitch was ever installed on this truck, further supporting its use as a just a babied weekend driver. It appears a ball hitch has been installed on the bumper as needed, as there is a mark on the step area where the ball would install.

Finally, the factory aluminum alloy wheels look stunning on this truck. Seriously, this may be the most perfectly ordered F150 I've ever owned. The new Goodyear tires were road force balanced with the weights on the back, so the front of the wheels is clean. Please note in the photos that there is some wear/crazing showing in areas on the wheels. This isn't distracting and doesn't take away from them, but it should be mentioned.

I've tried to be incredibly detailed in the 8 videos and nearly 275 photos to show every last inch of the truck, so please look things over so you can see some of the minor flaws I point out. But honestly, this truck looks spectacular, overall.


We’ll make the interior description short: It’s near mint and other than a little minor wear on the driver's side seat edge and wear on the top of the steering wheel, it could pass as nearly new. The truck has never been smoked in, and remnant pieces of living room carpet were covering the factory carpet when I got the truck. All the options work too, including the air conditioning, which is ice cold, as noted with the thermometer in the test drive videos.


In 20+ years of owning ’92-’96 F150s and Broncos, I’ve been on a roll lately with finding a few trucks with beautiful undercarriages, and this pickup is no exception. There are so many factory tags, decals, and paint marks on parts, you start to lose count. It's so incredibly cool to see all of these factory markings on a 27 year old truck! It's beautiful. Note that the undercarriage was undercoated early in its life...likely at the factory or dealer. In the photos, you can see stone chips and the more pale look of the undercoating, backing up that it's been there for quite some time. I'm a preservationist, so I'm not grabbing cans of undercoating to hide anything. This truck had undercoating applied early in its life, so I left it intact and protected the rest of the undercarriage the way I know best:After meticulously spending a day and a half wiping down the undercarriage, I used a trick used by my Dad back in the day: I filled a pump sprayer with a gallon of WD40 and soaked the hell of out the underside of the truck. It dripped for a day. If you plan to drive the truck more often, I would coat the undercarriage with a “stickier” product like Fluid Film. I love that stuff. Also note that at some point over the years, the spare tire was removed from under the truck.

Mechanicals and How Does She Drive?

Miles are still low, at just over 99,000, but this pickup was used sparingly the last several years, and some mechanical updating was needed. The Michelin tires on it looked nearly new, but had weather-checked sidewalls, which is not cool. A new set of Goodyear Wranglers have been installed, and road force balanced. The coolant was flushed thoroughly, with fresh coolant and a conditioner installed. The rear differential fluid and gasket was changed, and friction modifier added because of the limited slip rear end. The transmission fluid was changed, and a new Wix filter installed. Finally, the oil was changed, with a fresh Motorcraft filter. The air filter was also changed with a new one from Wix. Upon inspection, I noticed one rear wheel cylinder was damp, so BOTH wheel cylinders were replaced with new ones from Raybestos, and the brakes were properly bled and shoes adjusted for a nice pedal. Under the hood, the truck was ready for a thorough tune-up. Plugs and wires had been changed over the years, but I didn't mess around: new Motorcaft plugs and wires were installed, with a new cap, rotor, and coil. I've gotten into the habit of just installing a new coil right away, as I've noticed some varying voltage from the older units. I noticed the upper radiator hose has been replaced, and the serpentine belt looks fairly new. While flushing the coolant, I noticed some cracks in the heater hoses, so both hoses and clamps were replaced. Finally, the Motorcaft battery shows from 2016 and holds good charge during storage. Finally, the truck does not leak any fluids, while it sat in the same spot over the last couple weeks.

After performing this work, I've driven the truck an additional 100 miles or so and it runs and drives fabulously. Please view the videos of the cold start and test drives, or come on out to Wisconsin and drive it yourself! The truck fires right up, idles high like it should, then comes right down after a minute or so. Five minutes behind the wheel and it's obvious this truck has been pampered its entire life. It idles well, shifts like it should, and accelerates like a strong 302 should. No shimmies, shakes, or other annoyances. The incredibly smooth ride of this pickup (especially for a short bed), tells me the shocks, front end, and bushings are good. Visually, everything looks good, too. I also included photos of the brakes, so you can see they're well within service specs. At this time, I believe this truck is ready to reliably drive for the next owner. BUT, please remember that this pickup is 27 years old and not your 2015 Toyota. I've tried to cover all the common things I know on these F150's, but parts can fail on a nearly 30 year old vehicle. This pickup has a clear title in my name.

The Bottom Line

The truck starts right up and idles incredibly well. She runs, accelerates, and shifts like she should, and is QUIET. It doesn't pull and rides like you remember them back in the '90s. At this time, I am comfortable taking the truck for longer drives and have put about 100 miles on it since performing the tune-up. As mentioned in the videos, I think a truck like this is the perfect kind to own: you're going to get a TON of compliments on it, but you don't have to be afraid to drive it. This would be a fantastic weekend truck, daily driver for the summer, or even an over the top presentable work truck if you choose. I am so excited to put this truck in the hands of a new caretaker. My hope is this ad has helped make you comfortable making a purchase sight-unseen, but if not, please message me and we can exchange phone numbers. I’m open to having the truck professionally inspected at my home. Please keep in touch with any questions you have about this one of a kind F150.

Sale Terms and Conditions

Please let the 260+ photos and 8 videos of this incredibly gorgeous F150 make you comfortable with a purchase. However, don’t hesitate to call me with a specific question. Please remember that your purchase is a COMMITMENT TO BUY this car. Because opinions of vintage cars and trucks can vary, please have the truck inspected or inspect the truck in person PRIOR to bidding.Any inspection fees are the responsibility of the bidder. I cannot stress enough that I am asking bidders to follow through on their commitment if you purchase.

A $500 non-refundable deposit and communication from the high bidder is due immediately at purchase. The deposit can be paid via Paypal or cash, and I will eat any Paypal fees. The balance is due in full within 7 days of the auction's end, paid via cashier's check (must be verified), wire transfer, or cash in person.

Because of its age and mileage, this vehicle is sold strictly as-is-as shown, with no warranties expressed or implied. If you haven't owned a classic car, please remember that this isn't a 2016 Toyota Camry. Older cars, even those with low miles, require an increased level of maintenance and attention.

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We will not be liable for any cancellation of this auction for any reason. We reserve the right to cancel bids from bidders with negative feedback or a bid retraction history and members with zero (0) feedback need to contact us for approval to bid. As with all bids, bidders need to be 18 years or older.

As stated above, shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. We will assist a buyer with shipping the car anywhere in the United States or Canada from zip code 53560, but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our possession. We are not affiliated with any shipping carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper, not with the seller.

The terms of sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin without regard to any conflict of laws or provisions thereof that might indicate the applicability of laws of any other jurisdiction. The venue for all legal proceedings shall be in Dane County, Wisconsin.




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