https://m.ebay.com/itm/1978-Ford-F-250/ ... Sw8nxa-gWC
Seems like I was just typing about restoration projects that get out of hand....
This is what happens when you continue forking over cash to a shop to restore your truck for you.
On the one hand, looks like they did a GREAT job. Paint looks great... interior is nice... motor and drivetrain all new... stainless exhaust front to back... every part new... etc etc
On the other hand, it's still got a 400 and a 4-speed and 2 different sized tires. Apparently he wasn't planning to ever put it in 4-wheel drive? And what's with the brown dash and lame rear bumper? And the weird orange peel on inside of doors?
He says he has 70k in the restoration. That is EASILY believable in this day and age. Plus the cost of the truck.
All that said I have seen better sell for $50k, less than a year ago. I believe this is the type of truck that would get to $50k at Barrett-Jackson. I do not believe he will find someone willing to pay $80k, even though there are MULTIPLE people in the country spending way more than that to restore an old crewcab.
For $82500, it HAS to have a full modern diesel conversion and full custom suspension, and it needs to be done by a top shop.
Probably have to spend in the neighborhood of 200k to be able to get $80k in resale value.