Brougham Camper: 1979 Ford Ranchero GT
By 1979 the Ford Ranchero nameplate had been around for 22 years and people were still confused it it was a truck with car styling or a car with truck styling. “Just don’t call it an El Camino” said Ford’s product planners who introduced a bigger and badder version of the Ranchero for the seventh and final generation (now based on the LTD II chassis). Today’s example comes from the final year of Ranchero production and features a sweet camper top so you can sleep in the back if your kicks you out for buying yet another malaise hooptie. Find this 1979 Ford Ranchero GT offered for $7900 in Walsenburg, CO via craigslist.
From the seller:
1979 ford ranchero gt
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: brown
title status: clean
1979 Ford Ranchero GT/LTD II Brougham
Second owner with 83,000 original miles, good condition, 302 motor, FMX automatic transmission.
Rebuilt engine 302 c.i. (5.0) bored .030 over. GT 40 three bar cylinder heads off 1993 Cobra R. Competition cam, lifters, and timing kit. New Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor, alternator, oil pump, water pump. Dual exhaust, with Thrush mufflers. New Cooper cobra GT tires. New brakes, master cylinder, rotors, calipers, bearings. New heater core and blower motor. The front suspension shocks and rear air ride have been replaced.
This Ranchero was rebuilt for the open road as a cruiser over the last few years.
Nice interior with no cracks on dashboard.
This Ranchero was the most expensive truck Ford sold in 1979 with only 12,000 Ranchero GT’s produced. Truly a rare and nice ride.
Comes with custom period correct camper shell.
Runs and drives great.
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Front end…1979 Ranchero. Back end…1972 Torino station wagon.
Apparently named after Henry Peter, Lord Brougham (1778-1868), who either invented or popularized the vehicle..
He was quite the guy,
You’d think it would occur to the seller to include a decent shot of the interior. Sheesh…