EXCLUSIVE: 31K Mile 1968 Ford F-350 ($2k Price Drop!)

UPDATE 3/17/17 – James has lowered his asking price to $10,500!

FROM 2/13/17 – We’ve said it before, classic trucks are on the rise! Given how many were worked to death and left to rust away, it only makes sense that nice survivors are the ones to buy. And boy is reader James R’s 1968 Ford F-350 Flareside one nice survivor! And with just 31k original miles, this sweet rig is ready to make trips to the lumber yard and to car shows. He’s asking $12,500 $10,500 and it can be found in Omaha, Nebraska. If interested, you can contact him using the form below.

From James – It’s equipped with a 360 ci V-8, 4 speed with 31,000 original miles. Have original split rim wheels with poverty caps, original bed slats, owners manual, build sheet and history from new. Honest old Nebraska truck that has spent its life on the farm.

It runs perfectly. Starts up immediately even in coldest weather, but it steers and brakes like an old truck. No power steering, no power brakes, no A/C. Radio delete. New water pump belts and hoses. Needs new tires.

Interior is almost perfect. All gauges work.

Rust free truck. Lots of scrapes, bumps & bruises from life on the farm,but nothing major. Original paint remains bright & glossy but some poor touch up on rear fenders and drivers door.

Outside of the touch up work done to the truck bed and a few scrapes, this looks like a really nice truck! I hope the mileage truly is just 31k and that James has all the documents to prove it. It sounds like he might, but I would be sure to check on that. With a little work, you could have this Exclusive looking like brand new inside and out. The question is, do you put it to work or do you only bring it out for nice days and to attend events? Personally, I’d be tempted to drive it as much as possible, but that’s just me!

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  1. Karl

    Nice Truck. Although the skewed odometer doesn’t build confidence. In the old days that was a pretty reliable red flag to odometer tampering. Doesn’t still apply?

  2. Paul R

    Nice old truck!
    They were great for upper body strength with out power steering. You would defiantly know when the front tires were under inflated!

  3. Rick

    How about some side shots!

  4. Cerbera67

    Such a cool truck, I would drive this every day.

  5. RichS

    My father-in-law has a ’67 F100 very much like this, except it is 3-on-the-tree – best antitheft device ever. Had to have it towed when the brakes went out – the tow truck driver in his late 20s-early 30s had to ask dad for help when he couldn’t figure out how to get it to move under its own power

  6. Hollywood

    This is a nice old truck, but is has rolled over so it has over 100,000 miles because the 3 is not inline with all the other numbers. This is just for everyones info. I am a cardealer and been selling over 40 years.

    • Marshall Curtis

      So how many times are you aware of odometers having been rolled back in your 40+ years of car sales?

      • Racingpro56 Member

        I was wondering the same thing. I personally would reserve judgement until physically inspecting a vehicle before accusing someone of dishonesty. But that’s just me.

      • TP

        maybe not rolled back – just been around at least once….

  7. Howard A Member

    I’ve never seen a F-350 Stepside before. The F-350 was a 1 ton, and usually had a stake bed and dual wheels, but I do believe you could get these like this. When trucks were trucks. I’ve had several and drove several more for jobs. Couldn’t kill it, except for the inevitable rust. Very nice truck.

    • geomechs geomechs Member

      Hi Howard. An F-350 at that time was almost always a stake bed dually. I saw a stake bed unit with single wheels, those old 9.50 X 16.5 tires. I don’t think I ever saw a one-ton pickup until the early 70’s.

      • bill

        If it had a stake bed on it, then it was a cab/chassis. with a 60″ Cab to axle. if it had a pickup bed on it it would be a 56″ CA. the exeption would be the 9′ bed versions.They did make f-350 single rear wheel trucks though just not as many
        also that engine looks pretty greasy for 31k miles. and the color is wrong, should be ford blue

    • Racingpro56 Member

      The 1 ton Flareside pickup is a fairly rare beast. As you correctly stated, most were stake bed duallys. There was an even more rare version, a 1 ton Flareside with a 9 foot bed.

      • DrinkinGasoline


      • Nick

        This is only the second “long” stepside I have seen, when were these discontinued? 1972?

      • Ronald Ramsey

        I have a amazing ex fire department truck 1968 F 350 Stepside longbed 2 wheel drive, 360 4 spd 9ft bed 1 ton wanting offer on it Ronnie 360-600-4629

    • CJay

      1970 F350 fire truck 9 foot bed as I got it several years ago. 390, 4 speed’ 16 inch split rims 14,000 mile on it then.

      • CJay

        Photo would not post first time.

      • CJay

        This as purchased, several years ago.

    • DrinkinGasoline

      1957 f350

      • Racingpro56 Member

        What a beauty ! Everything about it says “put me to work”.

  8. Chevelle Tim

    damn , this thing is beautiful ! this was my first truck back in 69 ? maybe ….Matchbox……….looked exactly like this one …if i had the extra scratch i would snag this up in a heartbeat …

  9. Martin Sparkes

    In the old bumps, adjusting the odometer is as simple as removing the dash and bending the tabs that hold the odo gear in place. Then you dial in the desired mileage, replace the gear and straughten the tabs. What can I say. I owned one at 16 and sold it with very few miles on the clock.

  10. Larry

    Makes me miss the days when trucks looked like this. My father bought a new F250 in 72. I wish it, and he, were still around. Weird fact: both a rear bumper and a spare tire were optional. You could opt for just a steel wheel (no tire) installed on the under body spare tire carrier. Sigh.. all new trucks today remind me of Lincolns with pick up beds, and priced accordingly. This nice looking F350 will make somebody happy.

  11. JW

    Nice old Ford and only a couple hours from me, too bad we just bought a new Ford quad cab 4×4.

  12. Larry K

    Ford trucks had the best lines IMO. The stepside, don’t like em but this is a beauty.

    • Keith

      This is a flareside, not a stepside. ‘Stepside’ is a registered tradename of Chevrolet and as such was only used by them. Ford started calling their traditional bed style a ‘flareside’ in 1957, almost two full years BEFORE Ch*vy came up with ‘stepside’. It’s not a generic term…it’s a specific name for a specific bed style by a specific manufacturer, which wasn’t even shared by GMC trucks.

      • Larry K

        I see. A little voice told me step side sounded wrong, thanks.

      • Howard A Member

        Thanks Keith, for me, it was always a “stepside”, like “Jello”, or “Kleenex”.

      • Mike H. Mike H

        Or Q-Tip.

      • geomechs geomechs Member

        My dad and his gang used the terms: wide box and narrow box. They made no reference to the long wheelbase versions unless it was a 9 footer. Six foot beds, depending on who was within earshot were just referred to as ‘short-peckered.’ “Next thing I saw was Cliff driving that short-peckered GMC.” I won’t repeat the comments that were said when I had the audacity to show up driving an import truck.

      • DrinkinGasoline

        General Motors
        Narrow bed = Stepside
        Wide bed (exc.Cameo) = Fleetside
        Narrow bed = Fenderside
        Wide bed = Sweptside
        Narrow bed = Flareside
        Wide bed = Styleside

  13. Woodie Man

    Man thats a keeper! Luckily its far away in Nebraska! Beautiful.

  14. Racingpro56 Member

    I would invite any interested parties to contact the BF site listed inspector in Omaha to check this vehicle out…or any other inspector for that matter. Odometer has not been rolled over or rolled back and this would be obvious immediately upon inspection.

  15. Rustytech Member

    Something just doesn’t look right here. The top of the bed is way higher than the belt line on the cab, it almost looks like the bed is from an older truck. Nice looking truck though.

    • CJay

      The bedsides on my fire truck are the same height as the on for sale.

      • Racingpro56 Member

        Awesome truck CJay! Question…are your rear wheel lugs left hand threads? Your truck is mine taken to the next level, though yours is obviously purposely built as a Fire truck. My F350 was used to haul a generator around the farm and with the bed slats in place could even transport livestock. Great old workhorses, but dont attempt to parallel park one of these beasts!

      • DrinkinGasoline

        Racingpro65….it’s not uncommon for late 60’s into the 70’s F Series one ton’s to have L/H rear wheel studs. 9/16″ x 18 pitch L/H lugnut. Have a look here for further info:


    • DrinkinGasoline

      1957 and on, Flareside “Rolled Bedwalls” would be higher than the cab’s beltline by design for commercial sales. Cjay’s Mini-Pumper would have been commonly used as a Grass/Brush Fire Fighting Apparatus with that reel holding the 2-1/2″ hand line. Water tank size determined rear axle GVW for upfitter designation. Upfitter companies ordered appropriately meaning, stock one ton single rear wheel, or cab/chassis with dual rear axle which meant frame rail spacing was different (closer together), aft cab.

  16. Racingpro56 Member

    A pretty face

    • CJay

      Right hand thread I believe, I’m at Ft Knox and it’s in PA so I can’t check. But I don’t remember it different when I was checking brakes and tires.

    • DrinkinGasoline

      Very sharp !

  17. John

    At 31K, this truck would be just beginning to loosen up. Even if it’s speedometer had rolled over, it would still be a solid truck. I was young once. I spent some summers working the wheat harvest. Ford pickups were standard issue. There were lots of folks who were VERY proud that their trucks had 200K on them and still worked everyday. I saw a four-speed once. It was coveted by everyone. I have no way of knowing if the mileage on this one is correct. I can tell you that none of the Ford pickem ups that we had ever had a cab that clean or seat covers that weren’t filthy. Who cares about its mileage? This is a perfect truck from days when trucks worked for a living. And it’s a V8, 4speed. What else really matters?

  18. Racingpro56 Member

    Build sheet is with the truck. It’s too brittle to remove from the back of the seat

    • Racingpro56 Member

      Hard to read…

      • Racingpro56 Member

        Sorry…pic isn’t posting

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  20. Charles

    At this age the condition of the truck is a lot more important then the mileage. A flareside F-350…, it has to be a rare variation? I wonder if the production numbers are available?

  21. Racingpro56 Member

    Partial pic of the build sheet

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