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1988 Ford F150 2 wheel drive pick up truck

1988 Ford F-150 XLT for sale in Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Make: Ford
Model: F-150
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: XLT
Year: 1988
Mileage: 8416
VIN: 1FTDF15N8JNB78477
Color: Black
Engine size: 5.0
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Want to buy? Contact seller!

Description for Ford F-150 1988

Up for sale is a blast from the past, a 1988 F-150 302 5-speed XLT Lariat covered in Hot Rod Black paint set over gray interior. The seller has owned this truck for several years and has logged about 1,600 miles on it during his ownership. The 5-digit mechanical odometer currently shows just over 8,400 miles, but the seller's records only date back to 2017. The vehicle is sold with a clean Florida title in the seller's name and a stack of receipts. With too many projects ahead of this truck in the pipeline to modify it as originally intended, the owner has decided to find a new caretaker. Several videos--including a half-hour test-drive--are available for viewingl.


This F-150 is not perfect, but drives well for its age and the A/C even still works. The body and frame are very rust-free and several undercarriage pictures are provided in the gallery. It has 3.08 gears, the factory flat-tappet 302 and M5OD transmission. While not fast, it is fun to drive, the exhaust sounds good, and it gets a lot of attention. This F-150 is sold AS-IS, so bidders should feel free to ask questions and view the youtube videos. Underneath, the seller reports that there is an intermittent coolant drip from the engine crossmember when stored.


Modifications/maintenance performed during the current ownership, mostly in the last year.

  • McCully Racing TFI-Relocation Kit

  • Ford DY1074 Motorcraft Gray TFI

  • World Power Systems distributor for flat tappet (non-HO) 5.0 installed at ~12 degrees adv

  • MSD distributor cap and rotor

  • MSD Blaster ignition coil

  • Ground Force leveling kit

  • 1989 F250 "P" code ECM

  • Hitachi Idle Air Control Motor

  • Fel-Pro throttle body gasket

  • Motorcraft throttle position sensor

  • Standard temperature sensor

  • Standard temperature sending unit

  • Serpentine belt

  • Serpentine belt idler pulley

  • Serpentine belt tensioner

  • Gates water pump

  • AC Delco OE temp thermostat

  • Walbro high-volume high-pressure (frame) fuel pump

  • Airtex low-pressure saddle-tank pump assembly

  • Motorcraft fuel pressure regulator

  • Rear differential service with 75-140 gear oil

  • Dana/Spicer Gold HD driveshaft U-joints at both ends

  • M5OD fluid service with Mercon ATF

  • Recent oil change with 15-40 Shell oil and Motorcraft filter

  • Engine oil pump and oil pan gasket (replaced by dealer seller bought the truck from prior to sale)

  • Tie-rod ends and steering linkages (replaced by dealer seller bought the truck from prior to sale)

  • Borgeson custom steering shaft with dampner

  • Lares steering gear box

  • Skyjacker Black MAX steering stabilizer kit

  • Gates power steering pump reseal kit

  • Coolant flush with green mixed coolant

  • Front brake rotors and pads

  • National front wheel bearings and seals

  • Wagner rear brake hose

  • New rear brake drums

  • AC Delco front brake hoses

  • Motorcraft rear wheel cylinders

  • Valvoline brake fluid

  • Duralast Gold new (not reman) starter

  • All new ground cables from battery to chassis and to starter

  • New power wire to starter

  • Starter heat blanket

  • New Autocraft Silver battery (upgrade from OE spec)

  • Heavy duty starter solenoid

Modifications performed by the previous owners:

  • Short-length headers

  • True-dual exhaust with crossover for oxygen sensor

  • Roll up windows retrofitted

  • Smog pump and heater core bypass

  • Push-button start

  • Accel spark plug wires and Champion spark plugs

  • Summit Racing gauge pack

With any old truck there is some bad along with the good and the seller has down their best to outline it below.

The good:

  • Very rust-free

  • Very 80's/early 90s Ford Nite graphics set

  • Hot rod black Ford 302 5-spd pick-up

  • True-dual exhaust from engine back with headers

  • TFI relocated to fender with aluminum heat sink and Motorcraft TFI

  • Runs and stops well; factory temp gauge is always on the cool side

  • The transmission shifts smoothly and shows signs of a rebuild, which is corroborated by the history report.

  • A/C actually still works

  • Both fuel tanks work

  • Many new parts that replace common problems with these Fords

The bad:

  • Body has a few dings; paint is 7/10

  • Power door lock actuators inoperative

  • Cruise control and heater do not work

  • Turn signal stalk has to be held up for the right turn signal

  • A few factory gauges do not work, including the rear tank fuel level

  • Check engine and ABS lights randomly visit

AS-IS: This is a 31+ year old vehicle sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied, so transparency is king. We are happy to try and answer questions bidders might have prior to purchasing.

PAYMENT: We require a non-refundable $250 deposit within 48 hours of winning or commitment to purchase. Full payment is required within 7 days of winning or commitment to purchase unless other arrangements are agreed to in writing. If deposit and/or full payment are not provided within said timeframe, the transaction will be considered void. For balance of payment We will accept bank wire transfer or cashier's check.

SHIPPING: We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody. The winning bidder is welcomed to trailer the truck home.

DRIVE IT HOME: If you plan to buy and drive the F-150 home, please keep some things in mind. Anything is possible when it comes to a vehicle, especially an antique one. We recommend getting to know the vehicle and its tendencies before embarking on a long-distance trip. If the buyer chooses to drive the vehicle home, the buyer accepts all responsibility once it leaves the seller's garage.

DOCUMENTS & VEHICLE TITLE: We have the clean Florida title in hand and will provide the title and a bill of sale signed by the owner. It is the buyer's responsibility to register and insure the vehicle upon payment and subsequent transfer of title. Florida does not require emissions testing, and many states exempt vehicles 25 years or older. However, it is the buyer's responsibility to check their state/country's laws prior to purchase.

VIN VERIFICATION: We photograph the primary VIN location of a vehicle and make sure that VIN exactly matches the vehicle's current title. If needed, it is the buyer's sole responsibility to verify secondary VIN locations their specific state may inspect, prior to purchase.

MILEAGE/CONDITION: The truck may get moved around or test-driven before sale. Slight differences in mileage may result so if it is important to the buyer, please confirm current miles prior to purchase. The seller has tried to cover the obvious and do their best to describe the F-150's condition in detail. Serious bidders have and are scrutinizing the photos. All photos are high-resolution, and there are a lot of photos. They include close-up shots of the body panels, and the walk around video available for viewing provides shots from top to bottom and front to back. The seller has endeavored to present the vehicle accurately and give all the information a bidder might need to help them in their decision process. Do be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure.

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