When it comes to vintage Ford trucks, the F-250 Highboy of the late 1960’s and 1970’s is one of the most iconic. Effortlessly tough styling combined with 4×4 capability make it a popular choice for buyers to this day. The team over at Long McArthur Ford in Salina, Kansas appreciate this old school 4×4 so much that they have created their very 2020 F-250 Super Duty Highboy Package.
The Highboy moniker was originally given to the F-250 by fans and owners of the truck, and was never officially recognized by Ford. The nickname came as a result of the truck’s higher ride height than other Ford models. This was a result of the truck being based on the 2WD F-series platform, necessitating the use of a divorced transfer case for its 4×4 system. This system involves an additional front driveshaft coming off the transmission, which could be prominently seen on the underside of the vintage Highboy models.
While our modern trucks no longer rely on this type of transfer case, Long McArthur Ford still decided to raise the Super Duty with a 2.0 Rough Country front suspension kit. A BDS 2.5-inch Radius Arm Suspension Lift, complete with Fox 2.0 shocks front and rear, is availble for an additional cost. The new-found clearance allowed for some beefy of 35-inch BF Goodrich T/A K02 tires to be mounted on the truck’s 18-inch Pro Comp wheels. Other visual changes include a retro-looking two-tone graphic, a KC polished roll bar complete with KC Daylighter lamps, a custom Highboy logo, and a spray-in bed liner. Overall, the truck manages to capture a bit of the old-school flair that its predecessor carries.
Long McArthur Ford is charging $8,495 for the Super Duty Highboy Package, with offerings starting at around $49,000 in total. For that money you will receive a serialized dash plaque and a certificate of authenticity, along with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. If you are a fan of old school model, This Super Duty Highboy is quite the enticing offer.