Ford Ranchero

Clean As A Whistle: 1965 Ford Ranchero

OK, no muscle car V8 here, no four-speed manual gearbox either – if you’re looking for that stuff, you won’t find it in this post. Last week, a commenter bemoaned all of the Barn Finds exposure to high horsepower-equipped… more»

Rare Muscle Truck: 1971 Ford Ranchero GT 429 CJ

Oh for the days long ago when one could buy a very functional car/truck like this 1971 Ford Ranchero GT and max it out with cool options. I’ve often hoped for the return of the Ranchero/Camino and thought maybe… more»

Powered By Mr. Big: 1972 Ford Ranchero GT

Normally, I wouldn’t show a lot of interest in a generic looking 1972 Ford Ranchero GT. It seems that the styling, at least compared to the ’70-’71 version is polarizing, some love it but many don’t. Regardless, I’m always… more»

5.0/5-Speed! 1966 Ford Ranchero

Ford’s Ranchero was an interesting mash-up in 1966. Considered a one-year-only model, it wore Fairlane trim, was Fairlane sized, wore Fairlane taillights but still displayed a Falcon grille and non-stacked headlights, unlike its hardtop/sedan counterpart. Today’s find is in… more»

1,300 Miles! 1979 Ford Ranchero 500

I guess I could have entitled this post, “The End”! From the company that created the hybrid car/truck, known as the Ranchero, Ford decided to pull the plug on their very functional Ute at the end of the 1979… more»

Camper Ready: 1976 Ford Ranchero GT

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this post about a ’70 and ’71 Ford Ranchero. Today, we have the follow-on version in the form of a ’76 Ranchero GT bathed in a very 70’s olive green finish that… more»

Falcon Or Fairlane? 1966 Ford Ranchero

The 1966 Ford Ranchero is an odd one. After Ford’s unique UTE moved from a full-size platform to the compact Falcon in 1960, it stayed there through 1965, and then something interesting happened for the ’66 model year. And… more»

Never Driven In Winter: 1978 Ford Ranchero GT

Having lived in snow country for all of my life, so far anyway, hearing that a vehicle has never been driven in snow or road salt really catches my eye. That’s the case with this 1978 Ford Ranchero GT… more»

1972 Ford Ranchero 429 GT Project

Here we go, a car bought online, not visually inspected, and turns out to be something less than anticipated. In this case, the subject is a 1972 Ford Ranchero GT powered by a 429 CI V8 engine. Sounds interesting… more»

Shaker Equipped: 1971 Ford Ranchero 351 GT

In a one-time world of utes, usually dominated by Chevrolet’s El Camino, it’s always nice to find a Ford Ranchero GT, especially one like this 1971 shaker hood-equipped example.  The engine has had some mo-jo laid on it and… more»

Rare Commemorative Edition: 1979.5 Ford Ranchero

A few weeks back, I covered this 1972 Ford Ranchero and stated, “Full disclosure, Ford Rancheros, such as this 1972 example, don’t capture my imagination the way that Chevy’s El Camino does“. Well, that lack of imagination capture extends… more»

351-4V Cobra Jet! 1972 Ford Ranchero 500

Full disclosure, Ford Rancheros, such as this 1972 example, don’t capture my imagination the way that Chevy’s El Camino does. That said,  I took one look at this Cottageville, South Carolina domiciled 1972 Ranchero and thought Hmmm, I like… more»

Mercury Marauder Powered 1958 Ford Ranchero

When it comes to utes, Chevrolet’s El Camino always seems to be the scene-stealer. Of course, Ford beat Chevrolet to the punch, two years earlier, with their Ranchero, and today’s find is a first-gen from 1958. Not featured often… more»

Island Find! 1971 Ford Ranchero 500

You know when an auto listing opens with, ” *** Special Note – Purchaser must retrieve car either before September 10th, 2021 or after October 4th, 2021 as the little ferry to the island will be in annual dry… more»

429 Power! 1971 Ford Ranchero

Slim listing, few images but a fantastic find in the form of a 1971 Ford Ranchero packing a 429 CI V8 engine. It may or may not be a GT model, just a generic Ranchero, and there are only… more»

Recently Rebuilt 352: 1959 Ford Ranchero

By 1959, the Ford experiment known as the Ranchero, half-car/half-pickup truck was in the third and final year of its first, full-size iteration. Always an interesting vehicle to review, and infrequently seen these days,  it’s nice to find a… more»

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