READER FIND: 1964 Ford Ranchero

This 1964 Ford Ranchero is a tidy classic that could easily serve as a daily driver. It belongs to one of our loyal readers, and after putting some time and effort into the vehicle, he has decided to part with this beauty. It is located in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and the asking price has been set at $9,900. It is currently listed for sale here at Eufaula Ford. However, I would encourage serious buyers to contact the owner directly via the form at the bottom of this article.

The Ranchero is an attractive vehicle, and it does have a lot of positive attributes. The paint looks good from a distance, but the owner says it isn’t perfect on close inspection. He notes some amateur bodywork and that the paint is not the smoothest. However, the base seems to be there to transform this classic into something pretty special. There is some minor rust bubbling, but there is nothing present that has penetrated the steel. He rates the body and paint as a 6/10, which is probably a fair assessment given the information that he has provided. It might not be show-quality, but I can’t see any reason why it couldn’t be with a bit of effort. There is some surface corrosion under the vehicle, but it is structurally sound. The trim and chrome appear to be in excellent condition, as does the glass. The Ranchero rolls on a set of late-model Ford alloy wheels. These might not be original, but they do add a classy touch to the pickup.

Taking a peek under the Ranchero’s hood reveals a 289-4V V8, which is backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. This is where the news gets really good. The Ford is in good mechanical health, with the owner rating it as 8/10. The V8 appears to be wearing a relatively new Edelbrock carburetor, while the alloy wheels are wrapped in new tires. The owner describes the engine as feeling strong. He also says that the Ranchero runs and drives very well, with the transmission shifting smoothly, while the brakes feel solid. The pickup is fitted with a dual exhaust, which means that the 289 sings a very mellow song. It is also worth noting that the Ranchero is a relatively light vehicle. This drivetrain combination should mean that it is quite a lively performer.

The Ranchero’s interior is a pleasant surprise, and it won’t take a lot of time or money to have it shining like a new penny. The seat and door trims wear new upholstery, and while the pattern might not be original, it does combine nicely with the exterior paint to bring a touch of class to what would have been a workhorse. The dash generally looks to be in good order, although the gauge housing could stand a bit of restoration work. The carpet seems respectable, and the only other issue that I can spot is some cracking on the wheel. I’ve seen people tackle restoring these themselves, and the results can be particularly impressive. There is an aftermarket radio/cassette player in the dash and a factory air conditioning unit hanging under the dash. The belt is off this at present, so it might need a check.

Classic pickups in any form continue to be strong performers in the market. That means finding an affordable project vehicle can be a real struggle. This difficulty gets ramped up a notch or two if potential buyers seek one that can be driven and enjoyed immediately. This 1964 Ranchero meets all of those criteria and is just waiting for the right person to add the finishing touches to an eye-catching classic. If you believe that you could be that person, then it would be well worth the effort to contact the owner via the form at the bottom of this article.

  • Location: Eufaula, OK
  • Price: $9,900
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 4H27F183040

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Comments

  1. Phlathead Phil

    I always loved these little Ranchero’s

    This one is as SWEET as the come.

    Price is CORRECT!

    Like 5
  2. angliagt angliagt Member

    I wonder why they chose that color?This would look
    great in a factory gold.Otherwise,I agree,decent price,especially
    from a dealer.
    Let’s see if a flipper buys it.

  3. Frank Sumatra

    Hood fit and gaps don’t look right.

    Like 2
  4. Connecticut Mark

    Dump the rims

    Like 1
  5. piston poney

    y’all gonna think i’m either hight or crazy or somethin like that, but, we have this 1975 mustang 2 couple in the back yard and i was look on the internet and no one has cut one up (that i can find at least) and put a truck bed on it, people have done it with 1st gen mustangs but not mustang 2’s, so i was thinking about cut it behind the driers seat and make a Rancharo type thing out of it, so let me know what y’all think about this idea and if i should do it. (it has a 351 in it now with a 3 speed auto and side pipes in case any of y’all were wondering)

    Like 2
  6. James Petropulos

    Where’s the strut braces between the shock towers ?? Should be there if not putting in aftermarket struts or an EXPORT Brace….
    And the hood not sitting right. Too high at the firewall end

  7. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    I’ve never trusted dealers for used cars, so for that reason I pass. Now if I should came across a 64 Falcon Sprint convertible V8 4 speed at a very reasonable price then I’ll jump.
    God bless America

    Like 1
  8. gaspumpchas

    Yep as James said cutting off the tower struts is a bad thing, as it stiffens up the unibody. Fooling with that and with the extra weight and bigger mill they are looking for trouble. Hmmm surface corrosion! Nothing more rotten than a Ford unibody. Looker over good, if its a decent deal the price ain’t bad. Set of torque thrusts would look nice. Good luck and stay safe.

    Like 1
  9. Big Drag 49

    What’s up with the dual ignition switches?

    Like 1
  10. chrlsful

    at least the AOD if ur runnin around OK. U can make an adapter at home (DIY).
    Wish we had the edit function back~

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