The Features of the 1995 Ford F150
The 1995 F150 remained virtually unchanged for the model year. Still, the company sought to increase its customer base with the new lower-tier Special trim and the top-tier Eddie Bauer editions.
Ford could still celebrate that the F150 was America’s top-selling truck with more repeat buyers than any other brand (F-Series), but it knew it was living on borrowed time. Other competitors were catching up, and Ford started looking toward the next generation of the F-Series. For 1995, the company would continue to produce a limited number of SVT Lightning trucks (2.280).
Ford decided to widen its trim levels to offer more options. They included the Special below the XL and the Eddie Bauer above the XLT. The Special was virtually indistinguishable from the XL, and the Eddie Bauer was similar to the XLT with the 507A package, only with Bauer badging.
Designated as the 498A package, the Special trim level was offered for 1995. This trim offers a vinyl bench seat with black rubber flooring. The truck’s exterior featured black mirrors and argent steel wheels. While few options were available, it did come with AM/FM stereo radio and a digital clock.
Ford had been offering the Eddie Bauer edition on the Bronco for over a decade. (it was not available on any Ford cars). The truck featured a lower accent two-tone paint scheme, color-coordinated cab steps, and forged aluminum deep dish wheels. The interior had a luxurious feel with cloth console 40/20/40 seats, with all of the amenities from the 507A (Preferred Equipment Package - Ford designated the new Eddie Bauer trim as Pkg 508A). While things like AM/FM stereo with cassette were standard, owners could opt for many options, like a CD player, rear privacy glass, and upgraded towing or rear suspension.
The SVT Lightning
1995 would be the final year of production for the SVT Lightning. While only 2280 units were produced during the model year, and the demand for the unique truck had not materialized as Ford had expected. The truck was a product of Ford’s SVT (Special Vehicle Team) and featured an upgraded 5.8L V8 with GT40 heads. The monochromatic color scheme included the bumper and was offered only in Black, Red, or White.
The standard F150 truck continued in Regular and SuperCab configurations, with a 6 ¾’ or 8’ beds. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive options were available. Ford only offered the CrewCab on the F350s. (It would take six years before Ford would offer it on the half-ton).
There were no changes to the exterior of the 1995 F150. The grille and headlight treatments remained the same as the 1995 F150. Straight lines gave the truck a simple, straightforward appearance. Ford offered four-wheel customers an optional Off-Road package adorned the truck with a Rally Bar installed at the front of the cargo box, off-road lights above the cab, a bedliner, and decals.
Ford changed its color palette to 14 for the F150 in 1995. Colors from the 1994 scheme were held over, like Tobago Green, Electric Red, and Iris, and a new Sunrise Red (almost pink) was added. Interiors were either Ruby Red, Medium Mocha, Opal Grey, or in some rare cases, Royal Blue.
Ford continued to offer the same engine lineup as before, with the 4.9L inline-six as the standard and the 5.0L V8 and the 5.8L V8 as options. All engines were EFI (electronic fuel injected).
Ford offered only two transmissions for 1994 - ‘95 with a standard five-speed manual with overdrive and an optional 4-speed automatic (AOD - E). Ford offered the automatic electric touch drive as an option on 4WD models, allowing drivers to access the off-road capability with the flick of a button.
The interior was kept the same as in 1994. With the addition of the driver’s airbag the previous year, the 40/20/40 seat had a convertible center console section that could be folded up to accommodate a middle passenger or folded down to reveal cupholders and a center storage area. The power driver’s seat was only available for the XLT and Eddie Bauer SuperCabs, but not for the Regular Cab. Captain’s Chairs with power were available in SuperCabs, along with a rear cloth bench seat.
Many other options were available, including extra insulation in the headliner and doors, dual fuel tanks, an AM/FM stereo with cassette, and a chrome rear step bumper. Customers could pay for remote keyless entry, hood covers, and bed liners, among other items.
What Are The Specs For The 1995 Ford F 150?
What Is a 1995 Ford F150 Worth Today?
Hagerty states that a 1995 F150 in good condition is worth $10,200. A used Lightning truck in good condition will fetch close to $25k. For a review of free listings of 1995 F-Series trucks on sale, vehicle history, and consumer reviews, see the classiccars.com website.
Many Classic car websites are also available to sell vehicles and will guarantee good prices. The availability of stock parts for the 1995 Ford F150 is plentiful, and many collectors seek these trucks out for restoration projects.
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