This one is a bit newer than usual here, but it’s a fairly rare and unusual vehicle. This is a 1989 Ford Ranger GT and it’s in great condition other than the rust on both rear wheel arches. This one is on Craigslist for $3,500 or best offer. A very nice one sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2004 for $5,610 so it may be worth repairing that rust and maybe you can get creative with a paint scheme, it’ll be hard to match that 28-year old blue metallic paint. This truck has been garaged but being in Sardinia, Ohio hasn’t helped matters, it must have been driven in the winter.
This side is worse, unfortunately. And I know what you’re thinking, what’s under all of that GT-specific cladding? This is a one-owner truck and the person selling it bought it brand new in 1989 for $13.152! That’s about $25,300 today which isn’t a ton of money for a vehicle anymore, but the GT option package added $4,657 which is about $9,000 today. That’s a hefty amount for a Ford Ranger option, and it’s not even a 4×4! The bed looks good other than some surface rust, or are those little rust holes? And there are a couple of small dents and also a ding in the back of the cab on the left side.
The interior looks great, those seats are perfect and the reason why is that they’ve had seat covers on them since day one! And, this GT has a 5-speed manual transmission, although an automatic was also available. There are no engine photos, which is always strange when it doesn’t cost anything to add one to either a Craigslist or eBay listing, and it always makes me suspicious that maybe it’s not as clean as it could be or something else is wrong or missing. But, no worries on this one, the seller says that the 2.9 v6 engine with 140 hp runs strong and perfect. This truck has been maintained religiously and has a ton of new parts and maintenance items, like new brakes, rotors, calipers, hoses, new/used trans with low miles just recently installed as well as clutch and slave cylinder -new starter -fairly new water pump -sensatrac shocks -very good and tight exhaust system, not to mention a killer stereo system. Have any of you owned a Ranger? Have you ever seen a Ranger GT?