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OHIO DEALER PUTS RETRO SPIN ON FORD F-150

The Package Costs Just Under $10,000

Ford F-150

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.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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