Hidden Highboy: 1975 Ford F250 4×4 – Sold?

by | May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

May 18, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The nickname “Highboy” is synonymous with sixth-generation Ford F250 4×4 pickups produced between 1967 and 1977. The nickname is a nod to Bob Chandler’s very first “Bigfoot” monster truck, which was based on his family’s totaled 1974 F250 4×4 in the late 1970s. However, not all F250 4×4 of this vintage are “Highboys.” In order to qualify, two items must be present. First, the truck must have the narrower 34-inch wide F350 frame, not the typical 37-inch wide unit. Second, the F250 must be equipped with a divorced (i.e.separate) transfer case (either a Dana 24, a New Process 203, or New Process 205).

The seller of this currently non-running 1975 Ford 250 4×4 originally listed in April 2021 on Craigslist in Torrington, Connecticut (Hartford) proclaims their truck to be a “High Boy.” The leaf spring front end, trim tag, 360 cubic inch V8, and ride height have us leaning towards agreeing, however, the true test will be climbing underneath for an inspection of the frame width and transfer case in use. However, the seller also claims the tires on this 128K mile truck to be original, so both claims need to be vetted thoroughly.  Offered at $5,800, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their F250 priced three thousand dollars less than this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,800.

Given the proliferation of custom offroad trucks, we hope the next caretaker decides to take the restoration route with this unmolested F250, especially if it is indeed an original “High Boy.”

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1975 Ford F-250 “HIGH BOY”4×4 360 motor 4 speed manual transmission motor doesn’t run
ALL ORIGINAL TRUCK! Original tires and wheels, sheet metal, motor and paint
Very-solid truck, Cab corners, roof, rain gutters, doors, driver floor, fenders, radiator support inner fenders all have NO ROT! Small spot on the pass floor and bed floor.
Clean title in hand!
Asking $5600

Restore or Offroad Custom: what would you do with this Ford F250?  Comment below and let us know!


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