Our first encounter with Beechmont Ford’s retro-infused F-150 came about two years ago when we got to get behind the wheel of a nostalgia-filled XLT model with a two-tone wrapper. The Ohio-based Ford dealership has since turned its attention to the fourteenth-generation Blue Oval truck, and the end result is a 2021 F-150 that looks a bit like pickup trucks of yesteryear.
This time around, the basis for the retro conversion was a better-equipped Lariat, but you can also go for an XLT or other trim level. The truck rides on custom polished 17-inch wheels with a retro look and wrapped in 35-inch off-road tires, complemented by a 3.5-inch suspension to enhance the off-road vibe.
Beechmont Ford claims the truck looks the best with the factory chrome package, complemented by a chrome bed rack with an auxiliary light package for good measure. This particular F-150 also comes with a satin pearl wrap that runs through the sides of the vehicle, but you can swap it out for actual paint.
The dealership said wait times for this truck are much longer than normal due to the international microchip shortage. Although they cannot guarantee an exact date, they estimate the waiting times of six months to obtain a BFP RETRO. Their process is to take a refundable deposit of $ 500 and order your truck directly from Ford. Once your truck arrives, they will do the BFP RETRO conversion.
Additional customization options are available for those who prefer to get a retro-tasting F-150 in another look. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the previous generation truck was specified in the exact 1980s-inspired configuration when the package was introduced in 2019. Arguably, the visual nod to the past is more suitable. to the newer truck and makes us wonder why Ford hasn’t thought about releasing its own package.