Would You Pay New Maverick Money for an Old Ford F-150?

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Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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If there is one truck that needs no introduction, it is the Ford F-150. This model has been a huge success in our market for many decades, and with so many copies sold, one is always a few mouse clicks (or screen taps) away from finding that perfect example that fits their bills.
You may have a soft spot for the older iterations. After all, this story is about the eighth generation made at different factories worldwide, including Mexico, Argentina, Canada, Australia, and the United States. It is a 1989 model that may need some tender loving care, but at least it's ready to hit the road without any investment.

Only a select few are into manual rides, and if you tick this box, then you should pay more attention to the pictured Ford F-150, as it has a stick shift hooked up to the 5.0-liter V8 engine, which delivers the thrust to the four-wheel drive system. It rides on 15-inch American Racing Wheels, which have a matte black look, wrapped in new Nexen rubber.

This old pickup has a blue finish on the outside and a similar hue on the inside, and as you can imagine, its cockpit is Spartan and evocative of the era. It has visible wear and tear, a basic layout, a two-spoke steering wheel, traditional gauges, a simple dashboard layout with black plastics, and some blue accents here and there, and it won't impress you if you're into large screens and fresh technology features.

1989 Ford F\-150
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
Then again, you suspected that would be the case, as only a handful of F-150s have been visited by the restomod fairy, and this one is not on the list. Interested parties also have to know that it has a custom exhaust system with side pipes and that some things need to be taken care of, although nothing urgent by the looks of it. As for the mileage, well, it has seen a lot of action over the last 35 years, so the odometer indicated 150,902 miles (242,853 km) at the time of cataloging.

We still haven't told you how much it will cost you to sign your name on the dotted line, and you won't need to take a seat for this part of the story, as it's not an eye-watering price. Then again, this generation Ford F-150 is not expensive, and this particular copy may just be a good deal for the right customer. As for the magic number, you are looking at $26,900.

Thus, it's no bargain, but it won't seriously dent your bank account either. By comparison, one could land a Maverick for $23,815 plus destination and dealer fees. But if you were shopping for a Blue Oval-badged pickup, would you get this F-150?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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