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Ford’s F-Series Super Duty pickups aren’t what they used to be.
Heavy haulers have evolved from basic work trucks to a full range of models that include high-end luxury trims with prices above $100,000.
And now, there’s a new way to bring the old back on trend.
Florida’s Velocity Modern Classics has spent the past decade building “restomods” of the Ford Bronco and International Scout, restoring them with modern powertrains and technology, and is now adding a fifth-generation 1967 to 1972 F-250 to the mix.
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The company starts with the original donor truck, strips the body from the frame and gives it a full refresh. It is then reinstalled on a custom chassis built by the Roadster Shop, which replaces the suspension with rear leaf springs with coilover shock absorbers.
The powertrain consists of the 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 from the current F-150, which sends its power to the wheels through a four-speed Ford transmission, an Atlas transfer case, a Ford nine-inch rear axle and a 4×4 system featuring Dana. 44 Front Axle.
The truck rides on 18-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch all-terrain tires and includes a set of Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes. All the glass is new, as are the LED headlights.
The interior has received a gut update and is fitted with leather bench seat, luxurious carpet, sporty tilt steering wheel and electronics that combine retro styling and controls with digital screens, Bluetooth connectivity and premium audio.
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The end result could put the new F-250 Limited to shame, and comes with a price tag that reflects the work.
The Velocity Modern Classics F-250 starts at $285,000 while a Heritage Edition that adds two-tone paint, billet hardware, a towing package and other upgrades is available for $325,000.
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Even at prices like these, the company sells dozens of its other models every year, so there’s demand, and the sky’s the limit for making unique builds even more fun.