49K Original Miles: 1995 Ford F-150

Clean pickups are a hot commodity these days, no matter the vintage. This 1995 F-150 is not only a bone-stock survivor but also has under 50,000 original miles. The two-tone paint job gleams like new, and while the long bed isn’t the most desirable set-up, there’s no denying this Ford is a virgin. Throw in the fact that it’s rear-wheel drive and has a 5.0L V8 under the hood, and you’ll be forgiven if you’re tempted to drive it every day rather than keep it under cover in the garage. The F-150 is said to come with its full service records and original window sticker, and it’s listed  here on eBay with no reserve and bidding up to $12,600 at the moment.

Trucks that show up with low mileage like this always strike me as the sort of vehicle that belonged to the proverbial farmer or retiree who simply didn’t end up using his rig as much as he expected. For drivers of a certain age and taste, it doesn’t dissuade them at all to buy a full-size truck even if they don’t have all that many driving years left. Of course, the F-150 of this generation seems like a compact compared to the new trucks, which will make it far easier to use under crowded road conditions. If it were mine, I’d source a tonneau cover for the bed to keep it protected, but as photos indicate, the bed is already somewhat dinged and scratched up.

The fact that the bed isn’t perfect serves to reinforce the notion that this F-150 wasn’t bought to be a showpiece but simply ended up not being used. The engine bay is stock and looks just as it did when it left the factory; aside from a battery replacement, I’m guessing you won’t find many parts under here not stamped with a Ford logo. It would be interesting to see what the previous owner has in those maintenance records the seller mentions, as I can’t imagine the truck has needed much more than oil changes and maybe some belts in its limited amount of use. Perhaps this truck’s greatest selling feature is that it will cost next to nothing to run over the long term.

The interior is spotless, and while this is hardly a stylish cabin, it’s very functional and reminds you that not all that long ago, truck cabins were very utilitarian affairs. Though I don’t love it when sellers say to just let the pictures speak for themselves, in this case, I think they do. The blue cloth upholstery holds no secrets other than the bench foam is looking a little soft where the driver would sit. The passenger side shows no such issues, and the door panels, dash, and instrument cluster are all in excellent condition. The carpets are protected by OEM floor mats, and like everything else on this F-150, have survived in better condition than most trucks this age.

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Comments

  1. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    If I was in the market for a pickup truck, this one would work for me. I’d prefer it was a 5-speed, but I’d be OK with the auto. The only thing I’d add would be a bed-liner to protect the bed. Tonneau covers are useless as they get in the way if you need to load large items and I don’t care for how they look. This one is an XLT which was a high trim level in ’95 and gave you lots of chrome, nice wheels and better interior trim. The interior is identical to my ’95 XLT but with a lot less miles, it’s nicer than mine but I’ve daily driven mine since ’99 (except for an 11 year stretch after it was in a wreck). It will be interesting to see what the final bid will be but I imagine it will be pretty high for this beauty.

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  2. alphasud Member

    Looking at this truck there is a reason these were the best selling trucks in America. Single cab XLT in 2 tone. Perfect! Given the choice to drive this or a brand new F150 I would hand the new keys back and say no thanks as I prefer to drive a real truck.

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  3. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Very nice truck. Looking at this F-150, it’s not hard to understand why trucks are the hot item in the collector “car” market. I like what new trucks have to offer, but I also like the older trucks for their straightforward simplicity. This F-150 could do double duty on Saturday: Cars and Coffee in the morning, then head to Home Depot to pick up some lumber and mulch.

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  4. Troy

    The prices that I am seeing on these is great almost makes me want to post mine for sale. What they are selling for on the multiple websites is far above what Kelly BB and NADA claims they are worth so if you have one goto the automotive websites and screenshot what the price is so if yours get wrecked you can better negotiate with the insurance.

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  5. Steve R

    It’s nice. The standard cab is a bonus, however, the long bed will mean it will always play second fiddle on the collectors market. It could have a decent life in the suburbs doing light work and as a back up vehicle, but it’s price is getting up there for that roll, but with the current shortages of new trucks on dealer lots it’s “value” has been distorted.

    Steve R

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  6. Uncle Buck

    My dad bought a brand new 93 f150 xlt loaded except had a 5 speed. The next day I bought a stripper model 94 6 cylinder 5 speed. I kept mine less than a year he kept his for like 10. Nice truck and would buy an XLT if it was a good price over a new truck anyway.

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    • Mike Brown

      I’d buy either one of the two you mentioned over ANY new truck these days. I’m actually a GM guy but I did have a 1989 F-150 Lariet and a 1990 F-250 Custom for a while. I should’ve kept both of them! No REAL trucks are built anymore!

  7. Old Fool

    Love these trucks and second the idea of a throwing a bed liner in it to hide the dings. But, RWD here in the Northeast wouldn’t cut it for me. Been there, done that, didn’t like it.

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  8. Old Fool

    Just watched the auction end, $16,100.

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  9. Dave

    I had a 1988 briefly. It looked better than it ran, and it didn’t look too good. I only used it when I needed to haul with it, so I only had to fix it every time I drove it. I called it the WTF-150. What a pile of junk.

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