Ford’s Least-Marketed Vehicle Is An Ultralight Open-Topped V8 That Starts Under $32,000

Ford’s Least-Marketed Vehicle Is An Ultralight Open-Topped V8 That Starts Under $32,000

This thing has zero panel gap issues, no complaints about the interior, and a 40-gallon tankIf modern cars and trucks are full of too many details and annoyances that just don’t appeal to you, I’m happy to say that you can buy a brand-new, 2022 model year Ford that has none of the things that bother you. In fact, it has none of most things, period. It’s the 2022 W-350 Stripped Chassis, and it starts at $31,730.
Of course, stripped chassis are nothing new, and you’re actually around them all the time-they’re just hidden under the bodies of various step vans and other delivery vehicles.
But there’s something strangely compelling about the fact that, in theory, one could likely buy a stripped chassis and build the car you really want atop it, like a 1920s coachbuilder.
I’m sure there’d be hurdles to jump through as a private owner and not, say, a fleet buyer, and I’m gleefully ignorant of potential registration issues, but if you’ll indulge me, let’s just take a moment to imagine that you could, say, buy one of these E-350 chassis and build a charming wooden body atop it, making yourself a clunky yet rakish shingled fastback, suitable for your daily commute, peppy with its 300+ horsepower 7.3-liter V8, and with an astounding range from the massive 40-gallon fuel tank.
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Always wanted a really, really long dualie roadster with a body made from canvas stretched over a wire frame? Dreamed of a truck with a cinder block bed? Lost sleep imagining your ultimate station wagon with a body made from plywood and a couple discarded paddle boats? If that’s you, then don’t settle for some overpriced truck or SUV you don’t like – get yourself an E-350 Stripped Chassis.
I just feel like the commercial market has been hoarding these minimalistic babies long enough. Time for the rest of us to start considering the potential of a vehicle, hold the everything.

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