A lot of credit for the performance feel has to go to the 302 cubic inch crate motor under the hood, whose effortless power makes this truck a true pleasure to drive. It has less than 5000 miles on it and doesn’t deviate much from stock so reliability is excellent. With about 250 horsepower on tap, it feels like it could pull all day without breaking a sweat, and with Ford Blue paint, a chrome air cleaner, and Ford ignition system, it almost looks OEM in this vintage truck. Underneath, the chassis offers a modern front clip including and independent suspension, power steering, and disc brakes, as well as a great-sounding exhaust system with tips that exit right under the rear roll pan. An automatic transmission and a Chevy 10-bolt rear end with relatively tall gears make it a fantastic highway cruiser and the lowered stance is just about right. Flashy 17-inch wheels wheels and 235/65/17 radials certainly help with the high performance look.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States