Today, Supercab and Crew Cab pickups are the norm. But it wasn’t always that way, of course. Back in the day, we had cars to transport the family around town and trucks to do the dirty work. So, there was no need for a back seat, even though you could opt for one. And unsurprisingly, not a lot of people did. That makes this 1979 F-250 Supercab a rare find, and it happens to be one of the nicer ones left. We recently caught the beautiful blue truck on eBay, where it was up for grabs in a no-reserve auction.
We often refer to different makes and models as “rare,” but the term is used quite loosely these days. Probably for two reasons: There is no set definition as to what makes something “rare,” and sellers are rightfully looking to maximize their profit. But a ’79 Supercab 4×4 is the real deal. Only 4% of the 210,325 F-250’s built in 1979 were “x26” (or Supercab) models, making this truck one of 8,755.
And, boy, is it in remarkable condition. As is the case with most “survivor” trucks that we find these days, this ’79 hails from California. Combine that with many years spent in a barn and you’ve got a really nice and mostly original truck. It also has quite a few great options, including factory air, cruise control, Dana axles and the “Trailer Special” package.
Outside of a respray and a reupholstered front seat, pretty much everything is original and untouched. This F-250 is a great example of a late ’70s Ford truck, and one that we’re happy to see still around. If for no other reason than to convince your friends that trucks really did come with bigger cabs back in the day.