For the past month or so, I’ve frequently noticed this SuperClean classic workhorse, parked just a few hundred
meters yards from my place. Always nearby the same location, where they’ve been working on a new construction home. For now, I just assume it belongs to a self employed craftsman.
The truck doesn’t have our full, legal status of a classic vehicle yet, as it has to be at least 40 years old for that. But it is registered as a commercial vehicle (something a self employed craftsman would like), which results in a substantially reduced road tax, among other things.
To keep things simple, a passenger car or any factory CUV/SUV can’t get a registration as a commercial vehicle. But an old pickup truck certainly can.
The Ford was imported into the Netherlands in October 2019, so it’s a fairly new arrival on our roads. And what a fine addition it is!
I don’t know much about these trucks, so I’ll have to go by the information according to its license plate registration. Luckily, there are plenty of US Ford pickup trucks adepts around here -among contributors and commenters- who I gladly want to invite to chime in.
There’s a 4,948 cc V8 under the hood, with a registered maximum power output of 142 kW. Well then, that must be the 190 hp, 302 Windsor engine with electronic fuel injection. On this engine, EFI was optional for model year 1985 and standard for 1986 (so I’ve learned).
Given its wheelbase of
352 cm 138.8”, this is the SuperCab with a 6.75′ box. I think it really looks great; the stance, wheel/tire-size and all dimensions are spot on! May it rumble down our roads for years to come.
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