Get that classic 1980s design on a brand-new pickup
An Ohio-based Ford dealership has come up with an interesting design concept based on the history of the F-150. Considering the best-selling pickup truck was first introduced in 1948, there's a lot of heritage to tap into.
This is not the first time Beechmont Ford has done this. It introduced the first retro package in 2019, based on the previous-generation F-150. The overall design is meant to mimic trucks from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.
The donor for this conversion is Lariat Crew Cab, but any other trim level works just as well. According to Beechmont Ford, you ideally need a truck with the chrome package, as it works well with the chrome bed rack and spotlights.
The dealership adds satin pearl wrap down the sides, so you can remove it when that nostalgic feeling has gone. Or you can opt for real paint if you're fully committed to recreating that high-school feeling.
Other additions include 17-inch retro polished wheels with 35-inch all-terrain tires. To make space for all that extra wheel, a 3.5-inch suspension lift is included.
As you can imagine, there is great demand for this truck. Unfortunately, due to the global chip shortage, demand is far more than it can currently supply. However, Beechmont Ford says additional options are also available.
Under the options menu, it mentions a ROUSH Catback exhaust and "whatever your heart desires." The ROUSH exhaust works best with the old-school 5.0-liter V8 engine. A Whipple Supercharger was also available on the previous version, but it's not mentioned on the new website. But since you can have whatever you desire, we desire a supercharger.
Or you can go the opposite route and get a brand-new Lightning. Imagine all that style, plus the feel-good factor that comes standard with EV ownership.