1967 Ford F250
Remember the bedtime story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”
your Mama told you as a kid? How Jack
went to town to peddle the family cow and returned with a handful of “magic
beans” instead of cash? I’ve been an active vintage vehicle collector for the better part of two decades and over the
years trained a select number of folks to “birddog” fun and
unique vehicles for me. Every so often I’m
surprised by what Humphrey arrives back at the shop with and was quite pleased
when he drove in with this exceptional Camper Special F-series!
Take a good look at my photos. With just a casual glance
you might think this is just another ol’ truck, maybe owned by somebody’s
Granddad. But like I did, look a
little closer and you’ll realize what a find this rig really is! The first hint is when you check for rust in
the usual places. With the exception of two
small, repaired cab floor spots and some surface corrosion on the door posts, there really just isn’t any! For those not familiar with the Great Pacific Northwest, we get our share of misty rain, but hardly ever any
snow. At the first sign of a falling
flake everyone panics and stays home.
Truth is, our winter roads are rarely salted, so you’ll find VERY few
vehicles here with serious rust issues! Please
feel free to climb over, under and around this nice truck - I know you’ll come up
When you open the hood, you’re in for another nice
surprise. I’d forgotten that ’67 was the
last year for the venerable 352 C.I. Y-block engine – the same motor found in
T-birds dating back to the mid-fifties. We spent many hundredsthis past fall having the carburetor professionally rebuilt, installing a
new distributor and upgrading to an electronic ignition. While tuning things up, my tech suggested a new timing chain and gear set. It only made sense to replace the water pump as well, so that was also done. (some receipts included). He finished off by replacing the sparkplugs, distributor cap and the rotor.Fewer than 50 miles have been driven since
then. The next caretaker will have no
worries, when starting cold just hop in, pull the manual choke and she fires right
up! I let the engine idle with the it
full on for about a minute, then push the dash choke button in and drive
the rest of the day hassle-free! I know you’ll also appreciate the custom long-tube headers and “cherry-bomb” style dual exhaust; it
gives the motor a throaty, just-right burble. The heavy-duty three speed Ford Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission is strong and there are 4.10 gears in the Dana rear pumpkin. Here’s how the VIN code breaks down:
F25 – Ford F250 4x2
Y - 352 Cu. In. engine
R - San Jose Assembly Plant
A - Cruise-O-Matic
3-speed Automatic Transmission
The data plate shows the F-250 was delivered here to the Seattle Sales
District #74(It's been a local rig
The dash has full factory instrumentation including oil-water-amp
gauges. All of the chrome on the dash
bezels, knobs & radio is excellent. The
original rubber floor covering was just replaced with new fitted carpets and a
fresh vinyl bench seat. The upholstry shop was quite impressed by how good the original seat springs still were.The Clarion AM/FM/CD radio works great. There are also dual fuel tanks and a rear
window slider (I’ve never used the rear tank).
We left the gunracks in place. Outside
I know you’ll be impressed by the factory color paint that has been resprayed to the original "Harbor Blue". It holds quite a shine!We did nothing more than hand wash the
rig before taking the photos on 02/06/2021. As pictured, the bed is in excellent
condition without any rust holes in the usual areas. It’s protected with roll-on bedliner. I'd suggest replacing the mismatched tires as they are old and several are worn. "Camper Specials" came from the factory with extra-heavy suspensions; they're rated at 6,900 lbs. GVW. There's also a transmission cooler in front of the heavy-duty radiator. The manual brakes seem just fine to me. My only real complaints are: the passenger window is "stiff" to roll up or down (it always does so with a little effort) and your arms get a workout as there's no power steering. Real men apparently didn't need or expect it fifty years ago on their trucks!
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come by my Auburn, WA warehouse to inspect & drive the truck. If distance is an issue, I'll make time to meet your hired inspector there.You might also consider making an offer as many of my vehicles sell to smart “early birds” that call
and work out a deal prior to the auction’s end.
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to see what typical delivery costs have been to your area recently. We can then post a transport offer at a fair
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within just a few days. You’ll pay the shipper COD when they arrive. No
upfront deposit or other hassles.
be stored free of charge at my location for up to two weeks after the auction
ends assuming full payment has been received.
After that period storage is $20 per day.