V8 Barn Find: 1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero

This is yet another find from the property in North Georgia that I am helping to clean out. As you may recall, we’ve featured a variety of posts over the years with vehicles from this collection, and many of them have found new homes thanks to you. This is the latest project we were able to dig out, and it was surprisingly good news once uncovered. This 1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero is a genuine V8 truck, right down to the five lug wheels, with three on the tree and minimal rust. It runs and drives well and sounds healthy as heck, needing only minor sorting to get it running again. The Ford is located near Blue Ridge, Georgia, and you can contact me directly using the form below for more information or to set up a time to view.

I’ve asked the owner a few times to get it out after I realized how sound the body was, and I loved the colors, too – it’s sort of like a Bullitt-style of forest green, and I’d love to see it on some dark gray torque thrust wheels. The body is pretty solid, aside from some rough patches here and there. The tailgate is the worst of it, and I’d likely look for a new one if it were my project. We do have a few of these as parts trucks on the property, so there are some options if you want to grab a replacement gate. The front wheel arches appear to have been flared slightly, as if to make way for larger wheels at one time, but the steel wheels on it now seem like the standard size. The grill is in excellent condition, along with most of the trim.

The diamond tuck interior is pretty wild and looks to be very well done. It covers the door panels, seats, and headliner, and remains in very good condition. We are not sure how the truck was used in the past, but it’s been on the property for ages. The Ranchero was parked in an open-air shed, so it was protected from the elements, and the interior is testament to the doors sealing tightly and keeping any moisture out. The floors are solid and we don’t see much in the way of rust aside from the aforementioned tailgate. The shifter moves freely and the clutch engages fine. Obviously, all fluids should be changed and the car given a proper going over, but it stops and steers without issue.

The engine is believed to be numbers matching but we have not confirmed this 100 percent just yet. The engine sounds healthy and we do have video of it running. The Ranchero runs cool and idles without issue. Overall, this is one of my favorite projects from the North Georgia property because it looks cool, sounds great, and is the kind of project you can just sort out mechanically and drive or take all the way back via a proper restoration. The colors are great, too, and you can’t beat that interior. Feel free to get in touch with me via the form below and I’m happy to set up a time to come check it out. Thanks for reading!

  • Price: $6,500
  • Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia
  • Mileage: TMU
  • Title Status: Bill of sale

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Comments

  1. Garygsr Member

    Car pictured is a 63 ranchero

    Like 15
    • checking shipping

      they NEVER get it right.

  2. Rex Kahrs Member

    As I look at the front fenders, I’m not seeing anything that wasn’t original from the factory. Now, that diamond crap has got to go…..

    Like 8
  3. Gord

    Definitely not a 1963

    Like 3
  4. Gord

    Definitely not a 1966 is what I eant to say.

    Like 6
  5. Kenneth Morgan

    Only possible years are 62 or 63 as long as nose is original

  6. junkman Member

    Check the VIN # Jeff if it doesn’t start with a 3 there is funny business going on. This is a 63. No mention of transmission.

    Like 3
  7. Steve Clinton

    Those Rancheros could haul a lot based on the 1st photo.

  8. T. Mann

    Jeff, this was a 63 ranchero

    Like 1
  9. Frank Sumatra

    How about a Barn Finds contest to find the vehicle with the most “stuff” piled on top of it? Style points awarded for having and old guy/gal standing next to the pile.

    Like 2
  10. BobK

    Yes it’s a 63 and yes the slight flare on the front fender continues from a horizontal body line so it’s stock
    Some people don’t realize that all rancheros and El Caminos exist because there was a two-door station wagon whose doors, quarter panels, and tailgate could be used, minus the retractable glass
    Yes the upholstery from an old lowrider needs to go

    Like 1
  11. chrlsful

    i’d just say ’60/3 (somewhere in ’round bodies’ cuz ‘square bodies’ were nxt ’64/5 B4 they went ‘fairlane’ size).

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