I don’t know, you might tell us differently in the comments, but this is the kind of truck that’ll have even the Chevy people looking. Vintage Chariots is selling this immaculate 1996 Ford F-250 4x4 XLT with 171,000 miles and a bevy of options and upgrades for just $29,500.
How can you not be obsessed with 9th generation F-Series trucks, especially ones powered by the 7.3L direct injection turbo diesel Power Stroke V8? You can’t. This one’s going to sell in a hurry, so act fast.
The Vaunted 9th Generation Power Stroke Diesel F-250
The ninth generation of the Ford F-Series is a lineup of trucks that were offered starting in 1992 and ending (unfortunately) in the 1998 model year. It was based on the chassis from the eighth generation, but was known for its improvements of the exterior, including a completely redesigned and much more aerodynamic front end. Because truck people love to name stuff, the 9th generation Ford F-Series is known as “Aeronose” and to some as “OBS,” or old body style.
The F-250 was based on the 3/4 ton chassis, whereas the less heavy-duty F-150 was based on the 1/2 ton chassis. The two resembled each other quite a bit, but the F-250 featured a much heavier-duty front and rear floating axles, 8-lug wheels, and heavier springs. Plus, you could option it with the ginormous Power Stroke turbo diesel V8.
9th gen prices are on their way up as collectors get wise to how insanely awesome they are. To that end, the Classic.com 1-year rolling average sale price has gone up just a tick under 20% in the last 12 months.
This rig was built on January 11th, 1996 and subsequently sold at Canby Ford in Canby, Oregon. Canby Ford really ordered this one right, selecting a whole bevy of options including the Convenience Group, XLT Package, Heavy Duty Package, Trailer Tow Package, Handling Package, and the Interior Enhancement Light Group.
Add that to the fact that this double blue over blue was 1 of only 125 F-250s in this set of colors and trim, and you’ve got yourself a lust-worthy beast of a rig. Plus, it comes complete with a clean CarFax showing no history of accidents or damage, and west coast ownership throughout its life.
Here are the details:
MECHANICAL & DRIVE:
- 7.3L direct injection turbo diesel V8 motor
- 4 speed automatic overdrive transmission
- 4.10 conventional rear axle
- Rear wheel anti-lock brake system
- Engine block heater
- Speed control
- Super engine cooling
- Dual fuel tanks
- Royal blue cloth flight bench seat
- Eclipse brand AM/FM CD radio
- Air conditioner
- Color-keyed carpeting
- Manual transfer case
- Brake controller
- Locking hubs
- Tilt steering wheel
- Insulation package
- Power front windows
- Power door locks
- Reupholstered factory steering wheel
- Floor mats
BODY & EXTERIOR:
- Factory deluxe two-tone paint
- Front license plate bracket
- Bright grille
- Skid plates
- Sliding rear window
- Trailer tow package
- Factory spare tire
- Bright low mount swing away mirrors
- Alcoa wheels
- New BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2 tires
- Chrome rear step bumper
- Tuff Country 2.5” lift kit
- Bilstein 5100 Series shocks
- Bully Brand side steps
- Bug guard
- Better Built Brant diamond plate toolbox
- Diamond plate bed rails