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I looked at the CARFAX. The truck wasn't owned by the North Carolina DMV. What it's showing on the CARFAX is that the truck was licensed, registered and titled by the DMV. CARFAX can't give you the previous owner's name because of Privacy Laws.
Since you have the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), take it to your nearest Ford Dealership and have them run a Service History Report on the truck. This should be a free service and the print-out will give you much more detailed information than thhe CARFAX, regarding repairs, maintenance, warranty work and recalls.
It was registered as a Commercial Vehicle, which could mean just about anything these days. It could have been owned by a business where the owner used it about 10% of the time for work and 90% of the time for personal use or the owner could have let a dozen of his employees use it. Based strictly on the photos, I'd say that the truck was probably driven by one or two people.
Armed with the CARFAX, the Service History Report and a thorough examination of the truck, you should be able to make an informed decision as to purchasing it. [B]IF[B] you decide to move forward on this truck, make your best best deal, then tell them that the only thing that is keeping you from moving forward is the high mileage & lack of warranty. This should provide you with an opportunity to buy an Extended Warranty (if you're interested), at or near their cost. Dealers mark these up 50% or more, so the cost can be negotiated, just like the price of the truck itself.