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Ford Falcon Ranchero (1965)


Ford Falcon Ranchero (1965)

Ford introduced the Ranchero as 'America's lowest price pick-up' in 1960, priced at just $1,882. It was based on the Falcon platform and power came from a 144ci (2.6-liter), 90bhp (67kW) engine, though its saloon counterpart was fitted with a V8 and hence the ranchero could swallow one with ease. This made them popular with modifiers, who liked the lightweight, no-frills approach that could get them very quick cars for relatively little money. This example uses a 302ci (4.9-liter) V8 tuned with aftermarket intake, heads and camshaft from Edelbrock, plus a free-flowing dual exhaust. As the Ranchero shares its underpinnings with the Mustang, the owner of this car has used 1969 Mustang front disc s and traction bars. The rims are aftermarket alloys in 8x15 (203x381mm) and 10xl5-inch (251x381mm) with BF Goodrich tyres, giving improved handling and better traction.

Ford Falcon Ranchero (1965) Specifications

Top speed:120 mph (192 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):7.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:302 ci (4,948 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:200 bhp (149 kW) @ 4,400 rpm
Max torque:285 lb ft (386 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:2,820 lb (1,281 kg)
Economy:16 mpg (5.66 km/I)
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