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This very sensible pickup is going to auction in the US

A diesel, automatic pickup truck will be sold in Dallas later this week. So what?

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Woah, where do we start with this one? Well, for our fellow non-Americans, the Ford Super Duty F-250 Platinum is not a small truck as standard. To outline that point, this one left the factory in 2017 with a modest, medium-sized engine.

We say modest, it’s a 6.7-litre V8 turbo-diesel engine that produced 440bhp and 860lb ft of torque when it was new, but then the smallest engine available is a 6.2-litre petrol and the biggest (in 2020 at least) is a 7.3-litre V8 known as Godzilla. Crikey.

As you might have noticed, though, this is no normal F-250. It’s a little… tall, isn’t it? 

Certainly striking though. This particular example was built for the 2018 SEMA show by Elite Customs Auto Body in Nevada, and it’ll be sold at the Mecum Auctions Dallas Sale this coming week.

It’s been lifted, of course, with air suspension that makes it between 14 and 16-inches taller than a standard F-250. That’s topped up with some mega 28-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tyres too. Subtle.

We’re not actually sure what else to say. This thing has left us speechless. There are custom bumpers and specially-designed interior pieces (because SEMA) as well as a giant set of speakers in the back, but good lord just look at the pictures…

How much do we reckon it’ll go for, folks?

Images: Mecum Auctions

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