He who laughs last, laughs best. Everybody scoffed at the idea of a high-performance pickup truck Ford hit the scene in 1993 with the F-150 Lightning, but today this muscle truck is a true collectable. After all, with its high-performance 5.8-liter V8, great factory red paint, and nice custom touches, this is a highly desirable pickup that will be leaving us quickly. In this first year, you could only get the Lightning in black or red, and only 2,585 were panted the Bright Red. This kind of rarity would make the factory paintwork amazing all on its own, but the odometer shows 67,242 original miles an average of less than 3,000 per year. That low number feels right on this truck because the factory paint still retains an excellent shine. We know there was a lot of care that when into maintaining the pickup, and it defiantly had the priority spot in the garage. Ford dipped everything on the truck in the same fiery red, including the bumpers and grille, so its shine is a bit more devilish. But this one goes a step further with a full bodykit that includes a custom front bumper, flared fenders, and door step panels. Plus, there's no mistaking the aggressiveness a billet grille brings. The truck bed has been upgraded to carpeting and secure hard-shell tonneau cover, effectively making for a 4-by-6 foot trunk. The interior got a big upgrade over the standard F-150, starting with those comfortable cloth bucket seats. Grippy yet comfortable for all-day drives, they offer nice side bolstering to handle the corners. In between is an occasional seat for a third person that can also be folded to give you cup holder center console. Just about every option on the F-150 is on this Lightning, such as air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and a full array of instruments, including tach. The speedometer reads to 120 and this truck will probably use most of that! This one also received the desirable sliding rear window. The Lightning received a reworked version of Ford's fuel-injected 5.8-liter V8. The true secret to this 351W are the heads and intake very similar to the GT-40 setup used on the Mustang Cobra. All the usual 5.0 bolt-ons work just as well here, but thankfully this very original pickup remains almost entirely stock that intake manifold is still one of the most beautiful castings to ever come out of FoMoCo. It starts easily and runs surprisingly smooth, with a bottomless well of torque that lets you spin the tires like a muscle car if you desire. But this pickup also has a practical side, too. It's linked to a quick-shifting AOD four-speed automatic overdrive transmission, and there's also power steering, front disc brakes, and modern Hankook tires attached to the Lightning's special 17-inch alloy wheels. So it's really up to you to choose between mild or wild anytime you want. Interesting, affordable, and looking stellar, this first-year F-150 Lightning is everything you want in a cool classic pickup. But since it fits into nearly any budget, you know you have to be quick to take this deal home. Call today!