It has spent most of its life in a heated garage.
While we can understand exotic supercars sitting idly in tightly secured garages and barely being driven as they appreciate in value, the same is rarely true of pickup trucks. After all, these vehicles are meant to cart the family and anything else you can think of around and tend to live hard lives. That's why our latest find on Craigslist is something truly special. The 1988 Ford F-350 XLT Lariat dually you see here is a one-owner truck that has racked up a mere 5,682 miles in over three decades.
That works out to around 177 miles covered per year over the course of its life and is nothing considering that some diesel-powered Ford Super Duty trucks have racked up over a million miles. Fitted with a 7.3-liter eight-cylinder diesel engine, this pampered truck has spent most of its life in a heated garage, according to the listing. While the owner confirms that it is 100 percent rust-free, the sheer length of time that it has been standing has seen a few paint defects show up. It's still in phenomenal condition, though, including the shiny bed which looks as though it hasn't seen so much as a muddy boot.
The truck is fitted with a custom gooseneck trailer hookup, plus it includes full records of all gas used - when last have you purchased a vehicle that came with that? The seller says that all filters and fluids have been changed. If you don't like the color red, it's best you consider a newer F-350, though, because this one is painted in a two-tone red/gray combination. The interior is fully decked out in red, from the seats to the carpets, dashboard, door panels, and roof.
In fact, the only item spared from the red hue appears to be the black steering wheel. Those cloth-upholstered seats look as if they've never been sat on. The seller, based in Weare, New Hampshire, is asking for $33,000 for the privilege of owning possibly the finest 1980s Ford F-350 truck in existence; this is almost the same price as a brand new, entry-level F-350, even if it can't match the awesome towing numbers of Ford's latest Super Duty trucks. Then again, this golden oldie is likely to get you even more attention.