Manual Centurion: 1993 Ford F350 Pickup

While we may not think of trucks like these as showstoppers, there is a large following for the oversized Fords equipped with Powerstroke diesels. This 1993 model has incredible mileage of 350,000, which truthfully isn’t that incredible for a Ford truck of this vintage with a diesel under the hood. It’s a large rig, with four full doors, dually axle, and flareside bed, and incredibly has a manual transmission inside to move it all along. The seller notes it is far from perfect, with a backyard paint job and rough patches inside and out, but the four doors, long bed configuration in this generation doesn’t come up for grabs all that often. Find it here on eBay with an asking price of $18,270.

First, for any serious buyers, bear in mind the truck is located in Canada, so shipping will be costly if you can’t make the trip up to drive it home. The bodywork looks fair for what it is, but I’m guessing there are plenty of flaws up close considering the mileage. The chrome bumpers front and rear still present well, as do the running boards. Unlike today where a truck of this size may be marketed as much to families as it is to jobsite superintendents, the Ford F350 of this era was meant to be a workhorse, with the interior kept simple and the body kept free of excessive ornamentation knowing full well the truck would spend very little time in an office parking lot.

The interior really is spartan and a far cry from the trucks of the modern era. This isn’t a bad thing in my book, as full-size trucks should return to the simplicity of a late 80s / early 90s truck cabin that still offered plenty of convenience features without overdoing it on touch screens and satellite hook-ups. The seller notes one of the few luxury features, the power seat, needs a re-wire or to come out and be repaired. Of course! The good news is the robust drivetrain will never let you down, featuring the 7.3L Powerstroke; Dana 60 front end; Sterling 10.25 rear with 4.10 gears; and more. The front buckets don’t appear to match the rear bench, FYI.

That’s a minor gripe, and it makes me wonder if the seller swapped a front bench for buckets at some point. What’s incredible is that there’s a third row behind the middle bench, a feature I honestly didn’t know the truck came with when equipped with four doors. Talk about utilitarian – you really can cram a whole crew in here, family or otherwise. The seller says that despite residing in the Canadian climate, the frame is in good shape, and while the mileage may seem staggering to some, it doesn’t mean much to an engine like this. Here’s the big question, however: even with its impressive credentials, is a truck like this worth near $20,000?


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  1. RoughDiamond RoughDiamond Member

    Wow! What a beast you’d need a generous garage space to park it in.

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  2. Kevin Aurelio

    More like a hanger!

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  3. Rbig18

    This is in Quebec Canada. I use to live there. Lots and lots of salt used and for the most part really bad and potholed roads. Also that 350K odometer would be in km’s so actually less miles (unless they did the conversion for the add already). I would love something like this but Quebec and the salt scare me.

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  4. JCA

    Crazy interior. Power windows in the front, manual in the back. Three different colored seats. Black seat belts in front, red seat belts in the back. All that and a third row in a pickup…

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  5. Gary Rhodes

    It is a Centurion conversion I believe. They took a club cab and lengthened the frame and cab and installed two more doors, with out power windows and left the small rear seat in it. We have a six door version here in town, looks like a freight train it’s so long

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    • Gary

      Bet it is a bear on the highway.

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  6. t-bone BOB

    Item location:
    granby, Canada


  7. chrlsful

    like the van/pick up Centurion beddah. May B just cuz they’re weird. Several different models. Then there was the 4dor bronco – the coach builders just put the top/back doors of one on this. A suburban competitor.

    All very specific models for very specific APPLICATIONS. And as we know that’s the answ to any automotive Q “what;s the application?” There seems 2B a vehicle made for every application one could call out. Buy w/this in mind – not a vision of what U would like to B (thought of as).

  8. Todd Zuercher

    93s weren’t Powerstrokes. They were still the IDI diesels.

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