BF Auction: 1968 Ford Ranger F-250 4×4

Sold for $11,000View Result

This 1968 Ford Ranger F-250 4×4 sure checks off a lot of boxes! It’s well-optioned and equipped with the Ranger package, 390 V8, Style Side Bed, and is equipped with 4-wheel drive. The seller purchased the truck over 20 years ago and spent much of that time parked in the barn on their farm. They’ve decided it’s time to let someone new enjoy this truck, so they’ve listed it here with us as a Barn Finds Auction!

If you needed a capable work truck, the F-250 was a great option, especially when equipped with the 390 V8. Add in the 4×4 system, and you have a truck that can go just about anywhere. The 390 in this truck had a compression ratio of 8.6: 1 and was rated at 225 horsepower and 376 ft-lbs of torque. This one is in good running condition and was rebuilt in 2000. The seller has provided copies of receipts for the work that’s been done over the past 20+ years. The truck is also equipped with power steering, which the seller believes is an aftermarket system. The seller just had it serviced and the front tires replaced to ensure it’s ready to go.

The interior isn’t perfect, but it presents well, considering the mileage and age. It’s useable as is, but it could use some work to make it look its best. The Ranger was the highest trim level offered in ’68 and included color-keyed carpets and door panels, chrome exterior trim, and a unique grille. This truck was also optioned as a Camper Special, so it came with heavy-duty cooling, a higher output alternator, and wiring for a camper. The seller notes that an aftermarket stereo and tachometer have been installed. Also, the fuel gauge isn’t working, and the rearview mirror needs to be reattached.

The seller notes there’s some rust in the driver’s side rear panel and a small rust hole in the bed behind the driver’s side wheel well. We sent one of our professional photographers over to help the seller capture all the needed pictures, so be sure to take a closer look at them in the gallery below.

This truck isn’t perfect, but it is in far better shape than most. It’s ready to drive as is or with a bit of work, but it could be made into a very nice truck. Given the survivor status, we would be inclined to treat the rust, tidy up the interior a bit, and drive it! These trucks are getting hard to find, especially in their original condition, so if you’ve been looking for one, be sure to bid below. And if you have any questions for the seller, please leave them in the comments.

Bid On This Auction

Sold for: $11,000
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Ended: Apr 29, 2024 10:00am MDT
Winner: Evan M (Offer Accepted)
  • Don
    bid $9,250.00  2024-04-28 04:59:12
  • Mike bid $9,000.00  2024-04-24 10:58:40
  • Louis
    Louis bid $8,750.00  2024-04-24 08:40:16
  • Mike
    bid $8,500.00  2024-04-24 05:48:43
  • Guyenterprises bid $7,500.00  2024-04-23 13:25:55
  • Seventy1ton bid $4,000.00  2024-04-22 18:58:00
  • Bigrigger
    bid $1,500.00  2024-04-22 12:30:04

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Comments

  1. Yblocker

    Nice truck, and well worth saving. But it didn’t come from the factory in this fashion, the 390 was never available in a 4×4. I had a 69 years ago, love to have this one

    Like 8
    • Midway

      This should hit 16K, classics have stablized in value. The F250 long beds are rare. Even though it may be a “69 cab and engine.

      Like 1
    • Bill B

      Getting a Marti Report would be money well spent.

      Like 1
  2. Joshua MortensenStaff

    I just spent some time decoding and researching the VIN and it’s definitely a factory 390 truck. It looks like it actually started life as a 2wd and was converted to 4wd.

    Like 10
  3. KPaul

    4×4 should have a VIN prefix of F26 as I recall

    Like 2
    • MikeMember

      This vin is F25HRD03519. Been trying to get a complete decode.
      It’s tough because of its age. It’s also possible that the body was put on a different frame. I don’t get the 4wd change over. Thats a lot of work!

      Like 0
    • Mark

      You are correct

      Like 0
  4. geomechs geomechsMember

    You sure don’t see many like this. I don’t think I saw a Ranger package on a 4×4 until at least 1970. It seems to me that the Ranger made its appearance around 1966 before the Round Body was discontinued. Very different to see this one.

    That’s a ’69 grill, the ’68 was similar but didn’t have the horizontal indent across the center. My brother had a ’68 and the grill was all bent up so I got him and new grill for Christmas. The ’69 grill was all you could get by then.

    As far as I know the 390 was never offered in a 4×4. The 360 was as far as you could go. Some guys bought plain pickups with 390s and loaded 4×4 3/4 tons with 360s and swapped them. More power but no warranty. I might add that the 390 here looks like it came out in the early 70s. No problem I would rather have the 390 anyways.

    Overall the truck looks like a worthwhile project. I sure wouldn’t kick it off my driveway. It isn’t a ’67 (my preference) but you cannot be too choosey when it comes to this vintage…

    Like 7
    • Yblocker

      The Ranger first appeared in 65, it was a bucket seat/full carpet option, as an added option, it came with a console

      Like 1
  5. Nelson C

    Right combination of everything. Looks good for its age. Definitely a hard worker. Could make someone a good truck for their chores.

    Like 5
  6. SCOTT A ROSS

    Vin starting with F25 on the pink reciept indicates it is a 2wd which would explain the 390 camper special badging.The front cross member below the front bumper indicates its sitting on a true 4×4 “Highboy” frame which were 4inches narrower than a 2wd frame so mounting locations for the bed and cab would have to be modified. all that said looks to be a nice sold driver. just not original highboy without the vin tag to match the frame

    Like 8
  7. z1rider

    Sounds like the cab and maybe the bed of this 4×4 were too far gone (rust, rollover) and if the VIN decoding is accurate, a 4×2 was cannibalized for those sheet metal components. Not necessarily a bad thing but I would want to see some more of the frame and chassis.

    Like 1
  8. ADAM KILLPACK

    Might be of note, that looks like a dana 60 front end.

    Like 0
  9. Midway

    Not a lot of original 68 highboys out there, the VIN on passenger side top frame just back from front axle, s b F26Y00000000 , the 2wd cab rear mounts are on the inside of frame ,4wd cab rear mounts are on there outside of frame. Oil filter is horizontal on 2wd, vertical on 4wd.truck has 5K worth of work done, another 5K and its a 26K truck

    Like 0
  10. KCJ

    Had a 1970 2 wheel drive camper special with AC 390 sure miss that truck would haul or tow pretty much anything I wanted

    Like 1
  11. Happy Ostrander

    An amazing old-time work horse !! Not many people would use this truck properly~~!

    Like 0

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