This 1989 Ford F150 pickup has passed beyond the realm of "nice work truck" and is steadily on course to become a great collectable. Featuring a ton of options and a great color combination, it''s only a matter of time before these catch on like their Chevy counterparts already have. The two-tone paint job on this F150 should look familiar if you were a car guy in the ''80s, but it''s also one of the more timeless looks that came out during that period. Accented by a bright red stripe, the light and dark gray finish gives the half-ton a sporty look that''s kind of an homage to the great pickups of the past. The paint is shiny and well-maintained, with a distinct lack of bumps and bruises, suggesting that this truck has never worked hard in its life and has lived an easy life in the sun. The Lariat trim package added brightwork - and a lot of it - to the truck, and all of it remains in very good to excellent condition, from the wheel well moldings to the big chrome bumpers to the brushed stainless steel tailgate insert. And speaking of tailgates, you''ll notice that the bed is protected by rail guards and a rubber bed mat, so it''s still up to a few working weekends along the way. Inside is Ford''s upscale XLT Lariat interior, which features sophisticated gray plaid upholstery and woodgrained trim on the dash to give it a more luxurious feel. It''s 100% original, and even the bench seat shows only modest wear, although the sun can be hard on red fabrics. There''s a big rubber floor mat protecting the original carpets so they''re still in great shape, and the door panels remain quite good-and no, that''s not the carpet pulling away from the lower edges, it''s a handy map pocket. There''s a complete array of gauges in the dash, factory A/C, power windows and locks, and a sliding rear window for easy ventilation when A/C isn''t needed. Even the original AM/FM/cassette stereo system remains in place and still sounds good today. Ford''s venerable 5.0 liter V8 is under the hood (that''s a 302 to some of you out there), and it''s a great choice in the F150. It neatly straddles the line between power and economy, and makes great V8 sounds while it goes about its business. Even Ford''s trucks were fuel injected early on, and the tall intake manifold on this one was designed to make low-end torque, which is, of course, a truck''s bread-and-butter. It''s quite tidy under the hood, with signs of regular maintenance and more proof that this truck lived in a warm climate, and the engine runs beautifully. It also features heavy duty coolers for all the fluids, a massive radiator, and a rugged 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission to channel the power. A custom Flowmaster exhaust system runs the factory single pipe up front and splits into dual polished tips out back. It''s very clean underneath, too, and wears newer 235/75/15 white-letter radials on the original wheels, which also feature a matching red stripe. A nice truck just waiting patiently for its opportunity to join your collection. Give us a call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.