May 12, 2019
By the time this 1964 Ford F-250Styleside hit the showroom, pickups were beginning to be a little more user-friendly. Although still a far cry from today’s expensive-as-a-house behemoths, Ford asked “Do you need big-truck toughness in your pickup, but want the riding smoothness of a car?” The Ford pickup’s two-stage rear springs and long wheelbase made “…a ride that’s easy-going, light or loaded” they told us. If you didn’t need that long, 128-inch wheelbase (and its 8-ft box), or the carrying capacity of a ¾-ton pickup, a shorter 114-inch wheelbase version with a 6-1/2-foot bed was available in the F-100 series. As usual, you could choose between the Flareside and Styleside versions of the F-250, with two different sixes and a V-8 on offer, as well as a choice of rear- or 4-wheel-drive. This red F-250 was spotted a while back in Youngstown.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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