One of Ford’s Coolest Vintage Trucks Ever Has Returned (But Not How You Might Think)

You can now slake your vintage Ford truck nostalgia with one dealer’s (very pricey) appearance package.


Ford has built many, many trucks over the years. One of the best-regarded of them is the F-250 “Highboy,” built from 1967-77, which earned its nickname from its distinctive appearance that boasted a lifted front suspension to facilitate off-roading. Sometimes, those trucks even sported period-perfect two-tone paint jobs. Now, a Ford dealer in Kansas is bringing that cool look back — in modern form.

Long McArthur Ford, home of Long McArthur Performance, is offering trucks modded with a Highboy Package for the new F-250. The base trucks are F-250 XL regular cabs with the STX Appearance Package. The package adds two-tone paint, a two-inch front suspension lift and massive 35-inch BG Goodrich tires. It also includes aesthetic add-ons and additional modifications to accommodate the structural changes.

The Highboy package costs an additional $11,995, which is quite a bit more than optioning a Super Duty with Ford’s off-roading Tremor Package. The two Highboys currently available with the 7.3-liter V8 are priced out to $53,495 — though you can buy them now for $49,995 with a dealer cash incentive.

If that price tag is a bit steep to slake your Highboy nostalgia, you could just buy an original Highboy. Vintage trucks don’t command the same premium as vintage off-roaders. One main reason is there were a lot of Ford and Chevy trucks kicking around. You can find a great-looking Highboy for less than $20,000.

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