Okay, before we have a frenzy of comments about how not rare it is, let me explain.
I am inheriting a 1969 Ford F100 Explorer from my dad that he purchased brand new in '69. He wanted a camper and a truck that would carry it. According to him, ( i repeat, "according to him") he said that in 69 you had to special order the Chevy trucks with the camper suspension. Ford came out with it as standard on some models. The more pieces of story I put together, the more the story in head makes sense.
The truck was originally sold for $3,900. my dad bought it cash for $2,700. His salesman was actually on his way out, he was quiting so he thought he'd stick it to his boss. My dad had to bring the truck back for i think a saddle gas tank. The owner walked by and remarked, "So, you're the one that stole that truck from me."
I am now wondering if this truck was a special order that never was picked up. My dad said that 69 was the introduction of the Explorer model and that it was supposed to be top of the line. (if so, wouldn't it have A/C, PWR steering?...) I have not seen another Explorer, ever. Only the Rangers and Customs. Also, the wheel covers I cannot find. I have 1 of 4. I am going to restore this truck to like original condition. I have a hard time finding stuff like the wheel covers, seat patterns, etc.
Could this model of truck be rare? I know it's nothing special, but it has a lot of sentimental value to me.
I am really thinking it was a special ordered truck.
Here are some of the known specs:
1969 Ford F100 Explorer
360 ci V8 4bbl carb
C6 tranny (?)
Tuscon Gold paint
Any additional info would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to find out all I can on this year model/make.