Ford F450, 4X4, King Ranch, 6.4 Power Stroke Diesel
special about this, except:
Okay, I bought it used. You
know it has to be immaculate for me to buy a used vehicle.
Not an F150; Not an F250; Not an
F350; This is the bad-to-the-bone F450!!!
It has never pulled a trailer
(until I bought it).
Not a scratch in the bed.
14,729 original miles when I bought
Previously owned by a Professional
Basketball player of the Washington Wizards. Big deal, I don't follow
sports, but someone kept this truck as their toy. Someone kept it cherry!
Every option possible, including
power factory sunroof, back-up camera, up fitter switches.
A $7,500 stereo replaced the
factory stereo. The $7,500 is just the components alone, not to mention the
custom installation. Pioneer AVIC series head, two Focal K2 sub-woofers, two Focal amps, Stinger
capacitor, extra Focal door tweeters, Focal door speakers, Pioneer multi-CD
deck, and the
sound is unreal. (I thought the Shack Daddy 1000 in the Shelby was great -
this system is better!)
This Pioneer AVIC head includes Bluetooth, download capability of your address
your cell phone, and it's own built-in hard drive which stores 200
CD's worth of music. Of course MP3 input, multi-CD play capability, XM radio
input, GPS navigation, TV input, and, an
awesome back-up camera that is great to navigate this land yacht full astern
or when coupling to a trailer. Honestly, I did not know the value of the
sound system until well after my purchase. Check out a video of the Pioneer
stereo head here.
A detailed, long, boring video of Focal speakers is here.
What'd I tell you? High end components! I have the K2 series.
Rated to pull a 16,000 lb trailer
with the receiver hitch and a 24,600 lb trailer with a fifth wheel hitch
(not on this truck). The receiver hitch is the larger 2.5" x 2.5"
versus the normal 2" x 2" box.
6.4 liter Power Stroke twin turbo V8
rated at 350 horsepower and 650 ft lbs of torque
5 speed automatic transmission
Posi-traction rear axle
Transfer case and fuel tank skid
Integrated factory Ford electric trailer brake
controller with adjustable gain and digital display.
Dual zone A/C and heat.
Heated leather seats that smell
Memory gas and brake peddles that
move in and out, along with memory seats, memory outside mirrors, you name it.
External mirrors that electrically
extend or fold in tight. They are cool.
Integrated tailgate step.
This is super nice. With integrated, folding midget stripper pole
(check it out and you will see what I mean). It works great for those midget
strippers! Pictures at 10:00PM!
Now for the pictures...
The badge says it all "King Ranch
F-450 Lariat Super Duty V8 Power Stroke"
Here it is peaking out of
the museum. I flew my hometown yacht club burgee on the bow while I was flying
the temporary paper plate on the stern. That will change once the regular
plates are installed.
The interior is one of
the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. And the smell of the
leather is great. Note to self: I'm weird. I keep towels on the
floor mats in all my vehicles. Radio controls, A/C and heat controls, and cruise
control in the steering wheel. The F450 has more technology than any other
vehicle I own; even more than the Shelby.
Hard to get into one
picture. This was the first time it had been hooked to a trailer.
Super clean and I have
not detailed it...yet.
awesome, modern day, Bluetooth enabled techno towing machine!
picture provides a good size comparison. F450 Super Duty versus Crown
Victoria Police Interceptor.
how about that green grass in December! How do I do it?
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