A Different Kind Of Bird: 1964 Falcon Ranchero

'64 Falcon Ranchero

The Ford Motor Company advertised the 1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero as “The – Ranchero has swagger and style. . . and 800 pounds of carrying capacity, too!” In midyear of 1964 you had the option to order the 170 cui. straight 6 or the 260 cui. V-8, which this truck just happens to have! Listed here on craigslist in St. Louis, but parked in Alton, Illinois is this midyear 1964 Ranchero with an asking price of $2,100.

'64 Falcon Ranchero top

The owner says that most all the parts you need for this project are included. It appears some of those parts are sitting on it. Hopefully everything is still here, but you won’t know until you are putting it back together.

'64 Falcon Ranchero left side

The seats clearly aren’t the originals or even period correct. You could source a replacement bench seat or you could install Mustang buckets for some added sportiness while retaining a somewhat original appearance. According to the owner there is little rust and the Falcon runs great. Please call the owner for more information. One phone call, we believe, will get any questions you may have about this project answered.

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. MountainMan

    Such bad pics, looks like it may be pretty solid and straight but hard to say. If it runs its half way there. At the price it is hard to fuss much and these look good when in good nick. The V8 is a nice thing with these being pretty light

  2. Rancho Bella

    You could also order a 260 V8 in 1963 with a four speed.

    The are simple vehicles and can be made to handle pretty well. But are a little light in back causing understeer

  3. piper62j

    Margaret on Dallas Car Sharks picked up a 63 Ranchero.. Rotted out, bad paint,, you name it.. She put a paint job on it, puffed it up and it sold immediately on her lot..

    There must be a demand for these…

  4. Karl

    My father had a ’65 Ranchero (basically identical looks as this one except a different grille) with the six-cylinder. He always remembered it fondly, but had to give it up because he needed a bigger truck, and he developed gout in his left knee and couldn’t pump the clutch pedal during flareups.
    About a year ago I was driving past a gas station in my neighborhood and there was a very old (’60 or ’61–it had the concave grille) Ranchero at the pump. It was still working–it had a load of yard debris in the bed. I should have turned right around and introduced myself to the old gent pumping gas into it, but by the time I had that bright idea I was way down the road. I could kick myself.

  5. Mike

    Believe it or not, there was a Little old Lady that I attended Church with for years and guess what she drove, her husband’s 1964 Falcon Ranchero, her husband bought it brand new, but passed away a few years later, it had the 170 in it with a 3 speed it was that purplish color, she drove that little thing everywhere, my Dad’s body shop did some repairs to it a couple of times but she would not get rid of that thing. She passed away about 5 years ago at the age of 98, yes she was still driving, and the Ranchero sold at auction, I don’t know what they got for it, but it was a pretty little thing.

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