As the story goes, two brothers in Tennessee bought a brand-new 1976 Ford F100 pickup truck in the nation’s bicentennial year. The plan was to use the truck in service of the business they planned to start.
But health issues kept the brothers from launching that business and the truck was driven very little over the course of the next 24 years, a period when it spent much more time in a garage than on the road.
That truck is the Pick of the Day and the private seller and third owner says not only has the truck never been driven out of the state of Tennessee, it has been driven only 8,625.2 miles and is being offered in original and virtually as-new condition.
The truck’s second owner acquired the vehicle around 2008. When the seller became the truck’s third owner a year or so ago, the second owner shared the original owners’ tag tax receipts which verified the truck’s low mileage. The seller also has driven the truck very little and has kept it in a garage.
“I’ve driven it off the trailer and into my climate-control garage, and I’ve moved it around in the driveway a few times,” the seller reports in the truck’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com.
“It still maintains the factory plastic over the carpets.”
“I’ve probably got less than 1/10th of a mile on the vehicle in total, but I do maintain the fluid levels and I start it and let it run up to temperature every few weeks.”
So why is such a time-capsule vehicle for sale?
“I’ve considered showing this truck a few times, but I’ve got so many projects in the works these days it’s tough to dedicate the time to showing it. I believe as a factory original, this truck will show very well anywhere it goes. Its museum quality is impressive.”
The truck has a 302cid V8 and manual transmission and is located in Lebanon, Tennessee.
The asking price is $22,000.