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
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