When we saw the adjectives “Fast”, “Loud”, and “Nasty”, we knew we would have to feature this 1977 Ford F-150 we found here on Craigslist on Staten Island, New York where Sam, the private seller, has his truck currently priced at $7,999 but is open to offers. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the private seller has his F-150 priced about halfway between the #3 “Good” level of $12,800 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) value of $5,700.
Ford produced its sixth generation of its F-Series trucks from 1973 through 1979. While sixth generation’s chassis was essentially a carry-over from the previous version, the most notable change was the relocation of the fuel tank out of the cab to underneath the bed. Ford also improved the corrosion resistance in many areas of the truck through increased use of galvanized sheet metal, zinc-rich primers, and zinc-coated steel. Engine choices ranged from the standard 113 horsepower 300 cubic inch (4.9 liter) inline six cylinder all the way up to the 220 horsepower 460 cubic inch (7.5 liter) big block V8 the example featured came equipped with.
The private seller notes that the 460 big block in his F-150 “is ready to tear up the streets” as it “purrs like a kitten” and “really moves this big truck.” He notes that the are many new parts under hood that include a new radiator, distributor, ignition module, starter solenoid, and complete tune up. The current owner boldly states, “I would drive this truck anywhere.”
The seller also reports the interior of his F-150 has been completely redone using original quality materials and the pictures provided confirm that.
While this truck has the typical patina worthy of a 42 year old survivor, we note the rust through on the driver’s side door and rocker panel that will need to be addressed. While the passenger side appears to be in slightly better shape, we suspect it will need similar attention before it gets much worse.
Overall, this F-150 appears to be a nice survivor in a nice color combination with a monster motor the next caretaker can enjoy as is or use as the basis for a nice restoration as the value of these trucks continue to rise. Either way you choose, good luck with the purchase!