Egregious Flip: 1994 Ford F250 XLT 4×4 – Sold?

Dec 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

December 21st Update – Despite reaching out to the latest seller of this Ford truck, they never responded to our inquiry about the $4,500 price increase only two months after buying it. Now with the listing deleted we wonder whether they were truly able to flip this truck for their asking price.

December 13th Update – Unfortunately, one of the hazards of keeping track of our “Classifinds” features is coming across a fresh listing just one month later where a new seller hopes to achieve a forty percent increase after one month for doing nothing other than re-registering the vehicle in their name.  That’s apparently what we have going on now as a fresh listing in December 2020 contained new pictures, fresh tags, and a new asking price of $15,500.  We’ve reached out to the new owner to find out what they’ve added to justify a $4,500 increase on month after buying the truck.  If you’re interested in buying it now, be sure to ask the new owner Brian the same question.

If you’re like us, perhaps you can remember a time before the creation of a separate Super Duty when Ford’s F250 4×4 was considered a big truck.  Compared to the monsters Ford insists on producing, this red-over-gray cloth 1994 XLT trimmed example originally listed in October 2020 on Craigslist in Montauk, New York (Long Island) looks almost Ranger-sized for $11,000,  Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his F-250 priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $14,700 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $7,700.

Ford produced its ninth-generation F-Series pickups from 1991 through 1997. Despite still relying on the same basic design dating back to 1980, the 1992 F-Series brought a number of minor changes to the exterior and interior.  This is the last generation of the F-Series produced as a complete range of trucks from a half-ton pickup to a medium-duty Class 6 truck. As Ford replaced this generation during the 1997–1998 model years, the company split the larger models of the F-Series (F-250 and above) from the F-150 to become the Ford Super Duty line.

We came across this interesting vintage 1994 test drive of a similar F250 4×4 on the MotoringTV YouTube Channel:

Between being an Idado-based truck until 2018, nicely optioned, and all original with only 93K original miles, this F-250 checks all of the right boxes in our book.  Hopefully, either your in-person or professional pre-purchase inspection confirms the same.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1994 Ford F-250 XLT
all original, no modifications
93,xxx miles
long bed (8ft) 5.8L 351 V8
4X4, manual locking hubs
4sp manual transmission with overdrive
no rust on the truck, owned in Idaho by one family until 2018 (no salt on the roads there)
AC, cruise control, power windows and locks
dual fuel tanks

this truck is really fun to drive, runs great
everything works well (AC/heat, cruise, power windows)
contact me to come to take a look or a drive

Do you have a Ford F-250 story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Anonymous

    Are they making an egregious flip or were they the fortunate recipient of the good fortune of recognizing an underpriced truck??? The Market will decide. These are “arms length” transactions aren’t they? If I buy something how much time must pass before I sell it?

    • Guys with Rides

      The question is not how long is acceptable to sell a ride after buying it. Don’t get us wrong: we are avid free-market capitalists and people are able to charge what they believe the market will bear. However, the question we pose back to you is this: if you know what the current owner paid for the truck in such a short span of time, how willing would you be to pay their full asking price? Conversely, what if you discovered shortly after buying this truck how much extra you paid potentially. The problem in particular with this example is that the $15,500 asking price now puts the truck into “Concours” territory, which it is not.


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