Now for something completely different. We present what the owner describes as a 1960 Ford F350 Lifted Dually 7.3L 4X6 in July 2019 on Craigslist in Berkeley, Vermont where the private seller is asking $15,000 for what we would describe as leaning towards a Rat Rod, but please feel free to comment below and tell us why we might be wrong with that assertion. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the private seller currently has his unique F350 priced $1,700 less than the #2 “Excellent” level of $16,700. We get the sense that the seller is trying to recoup some of his investment in building this truck, so only time will tell whether a potential buyer is willing to pay that much for a modern chassis over what the seller describes as “REAL Patina.”
If we’re reading this correctly, the owner took a 1960 Ford F350 Flareside truck, widened the bed, and then placed that and the cab on a 1993 Ford F350 from equipped with a 7.3 liter NA IDI Diesel engine. If you’re not familiar with that term, “IDI” refers to the Indirect Injection system International Harvester used in its four-stroke V8 diesels the company sold under license to Ford for use in their truck and van lines from 1983 through 1994. Channeling this power to the dually rear end and unspecified transfer case is a ZF5 five-speed manual transmission.
The seller states that his truck features updated charging, fuel, brake systems all designed to ensure this Rat Rod works like a more modern diesel-powered F350. Additionally, this truck features big eight-lug to ten-lug adapters shod with 22.5″ rims sporting newer Goodyear tires at all four corners. Despite the widened bed, the seller is quick to point out the tailgate has not been modified and functions as original. Also note the Blue dots in the tail lights: always a great Hot Rod touch.
While we love the Rat Rod movement and the patina look, the bench seat in this truck is the exception. The first thing we would do is something to change out the ratted out upholstery that does not appear suitable for sitting on any longer.
Other than the upholstery, we love this one-ton beast! The current tires are on-road units, so we’re not sure what situation you might find yourself in to use the six wheel drive. The private seller reports that this truck is “a serious head turner one of a kind you won’t see another like it!” We have no doubt about that and for the right buyer, that trend will only continue as they drive it around. Good luck with the purchase!