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1973 Ford Ranchero - $15,995 (Palmer)


1973 1973 ford ranchero

condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 112000
paint color: custom
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

DESCRIPTION: Right now, Ford Rancheros are outrageously affordable. But don’t expect cars like this 1973 Ranchero to remain in the bargain basement for much longer. They look great, have the same V8 muscle as their mid-sized siblings, and with that pickup bed out back, they’re hobby cars that can really earn their keep. The Ranchero always lived in the El Camino’s shadow, but when you look at this Torino-based truck/car, you see muscle car DNA throughout. Focus on the excellent proportions, and the aggressive front end. Finished in correct Copper Metallic paint, it certainly has a timeless look that is a lot less dated than many of its contemporaries. Fit and finish are quite nice, with doors that fit well and a shine that looks right on the vintage hauler yet isn’t so perfect that you’ll be afraid to take it to Home Depot for your next weekend project. The bed is ready to work thanks to shiny bed rails to protect the paint and the chrome sparkles against the Copper paint. From behind the wheel, this Ranchero feels every bit like its Torino siblings, and with a split bench seat wearing handsome tan/brown interior, it has a bucket seat feel with 3-across seating. The carpets, door panels, and dash pad look equally nice, and all of it is original, suggesting that someone has always cared for this car. Five round dials give the dash a racy look., This Ranchero has an interior that matches its exterior bodywork. An AM/FM stereo unit fits in the dash just to the driver’s right, and there’s modest storage behind the seats if you have gear that you’d like to keep out of the elements. The big thing here is the overall condition, which is quite impressive given that everything is more than 40 years old, and there’s an honest feel to the interior (and the whole car) that would be hard to duplicate with a complete restoration. The front end has been completely rebuilt. Under that hood lives a 302 V8, one of Ford’s better performers even in the early ‘70s. With a 2-barrel carburetor, the name of the game was torque, and the small block V8 moves the relatively lightweight Ranchero with genuine authority. It’s still wearing its original air cleaner, which bodes well for a car like this because you know it hasn’t been heavily modified or abused, and there’s Ford Blue paint on the engine underneath. A few new components, including a new dual master cylinder, new heater core, new electronic distributor, new wires, complete carburetor rebuild on the factory Holley means that it’s been well-maintained and ready to enjoy. Underneath there’s a C4 3-speed automatic transmission, completely rebuilt and a heavy-duty 9-inch rear end, and it’s easy to see that this car has never lived in the rust belt, because the underside is in very good condition. The dual exhaust system is correct with chrome tips. The flashy 5-spoke Colorado Custom alloy wheels with 225/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear tires looks very good. Air shocks installed to give the car that level look. So, take note if you’re looking to get in ahead of a trend, Rancheros are over-due for a price bump. Take this one home and start having fun before everyone else catches on that they are a ton of fun, too. Call today! This vehicle is in Palmer, Tx. For more information, call show contact info .

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