The Chicago Auto Show played host to some outrageous designs and reveals: Toyota’s orange TRD PRO trucks, the Honda FCEV concept, Hyundai’s continued attempts to woo the zombie fans, and so on. Ford Motor Company, for its own part, contributed a truck that got every red-blooded male in the room to reconnect with their inner child.
Yes, lads, they’ve done it. They’ve taken one of the greatest toys of a young boy’s life and turned it into a life-size, romp-ready pickup.
The company responsible, Indiana-based Tuscany Motor Company, has created a name for itself with other famous F-150 conversions like its flagship FTX and military-themed Black Ops models. Additional products include its line of vans, ranging from hotel shuttles to mobility vans.
But the 2013 Tonka F-150 seen here looks to be its most eye-catching show-stopper yet, as this video from Auto Moto Tube indicates. Coated in that iconic shade of yellow we all knew growing up, this full-size half-ton looks every bit the part fun and authentic thanks to careful detail from TMC.
Standard exterior features of the F-150 Tonka include the following: 20-inch alloy PVD-coated wheels, BFG All-Terrain T/A tires, a 6-inch suspension kit from Pro Comp, ram air hood, and the word “Tonka” emblazoned on everything from the center console to the step pads to the fascia. Optional equipment nabs you KM2 Mud Terrains, a Bed Rug bed liner, and a stainless steel bull bar with KC HiLiTES lighting.
Alas, such a chunky, buff truck calls for a chunky, buff price–between $60-70K, according to Mike Graber, owner of Tuscany Motor Company. Rarity seems to be built-in, as Graber intends on only constructing 1,ooo of these beautiful trucks (half will be 2013 models, the other half will be 2014 models).
As to the result, we don’t think the truck community could have asked for a better combination of youthful idealism with real-life design. Check out TMC’s website to find out more about the Tonka F-150.