There’s something special about classic pickup trucks, and not just because of our fond memories of them. It’s their simple, honest interior layouts. It’s the way the tailgate closes. It’s the clean lines, and the manageable size. And we can’t forget about the two-tone paint. Looking at the vintage vehicle market, old pickups are seeing noticeable spikes in their value, some of which are even surpassing the MSRP of a new truck. Mind you, with their incredible capabilities, size and interior sophistication, modern pickups certainly aren’t cheap these days. But what if you could have a little bit of both worlds? As Joe Rogan says, it’s entirely possible. And that’s thanks to the clever work of several auto dealerships across the country that offer throwback kits on today’s trucks. Case in point, this retrolicious Ford F-150 done up by Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Officially called the “Retro BFP F-150,” the truck features a Satin Pearl White wrapping to mimic a two-tone paint job that harkens back to Ford trucks sold back in the 1970’s and 1980’s. But wait, there’s more. Beechmont takes the Ford F-150 and equips it with a 3.5″ Ready lift kit, complete with 17″ polished Mickey Thompson wheels and 35″ BF Goodrich K02 tires. For added visual effect, a Black Horse Bed Rack fitted with old school KC Hi-Lights are fitted just behind the cabin. And to sound the business, a Roush Performance cat back exhaust kit is added. Beechmont will also install either a Roush or Whipple supercharger kit if customers so choose. The catch is that buyers have to opt for an F-150 with the 5.0L Coyote V8 over the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or the 3.5L EcoBoost V6.
Beechmont recommends you start with the XLT or Lariat with the chrome package, but any Ford F-150 will do. All in, the dealership asks $9,995 for the Retro BFP package, on top of the customer’s truck of choice.