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RealRides of WNY - 1971 F-250

April 8, 2022

RealRides of WNY - 1971 F-250


When this 1971 Ford F-250 was new, the pickup as a daily driver was just beginning to gather steam — but it wasn’t quite there yet. A quick look at just part of the extra-cost options list tells the story: inside day-night mirror; radio; power steering & front disc brakes; tinted glass… imagine anyone buying a new pickup these days without any of those! We also tend to forget that back in the day, not every pickup was a RWD half-ton. As you can see below, even in 1971 Ford was offering a beefy looking 4x4 and a three-quarter-ton crew cab with seating for six, as seen in the brochure illustrations below. We saw today’s RealRide last fall just before a weekly Sheridan Drive Cruise in Tonawanda.


Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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