The Ford Ranchero was Ford’s version of the El Camino — and it offered a decent combination of car driving capability with the utility of a pickup in the same Monday morning up front, Friday night out back as a mullet. Some scoff at the awkward proportions of the sixth generation Torino based Ranchero, but I think it is rad. Find this 1972 Ford Ranchero offered for $3900 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
Remarkable cars have an effect on automotive minded people. They make our mouths open in surprise and awe. But sometimes it is more confusion than anything, and here today we have a modified Ford Model A with a Mercedes inline-6 and some serious ’70s styling. You’d have to wear bell bottoms and rock some John Fogerty hair to drive this thing…but it might be worth it. Find this 1929 Ford Model A offered for $9,500 in Cottonwood, AZ via craigslist.
At the risk of sounding like an old codger…I’m going to say that “back in my day” if you wanted to modify your pickup truck, it usually involved some knobby tires and removing a few letters from the tailgate to spell “yota.” But this…this is a whole ‘nother level of customization and will probably end […]
The Ford Ranchero was Ford’s version of the El Camino — and it offered a decent combination of car driving capability with the utility of a pickup. Some scoff at the awkward proportions, but we think it is rad. Find this 1961 Ford Ranchero offered for $6850 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from […]
Ford never built a 4-door version of their popular Ranchero wagon, but if they did build a 4-door El Camino, it would have probably started with the wagon like this next thing. Find this 1980 Ford Ranchero here on eBay bidding for $3900 with 4 days to go, located in Shoemakersville, PA. Tip from Lou. From the seller: […]
This next car will invoke some serious “why would you do it?” and “why wouldn’t you do it?” discussions with car guys. It could be the best car to meet your future inlaws and simultaneously the worst car to meet your future inlaws. A Toyota 7M-GE from the 80s also the best possible upgrade to […]
Seeing that no automakers currently produce a car based ute in the US, interest in older El Caminos and Rancheros is stronger than ever. A cottage industry has even sprung up selling car to truck conversion kits for Dodge Chargers and various VW cars. The Ford Durango ute was not an official Ford vehicle, but some […]
The Ford Ranchero was a car-based pickup that beat the El Camino to market by a few years, but by 1959, both Ford and GM were churning out full-size, body on frame car/trucks. I’ve been looking at Rancheros recently since it’s a similar concept to a project I’m about to embark on – pulling the […]
This next car comes as a tip from Scott T who writes: If a picture is worth a thousand words, this ad is worth about 1,100 words? Though the words used seem to describe a pretty nice v8 driveline and a fair number of parts including a GT hood so that’s a bonus. $4,500 […]
One of the little known facts about the world of factory car based pickup trucks, aka El Caminos, is that the Chevrolet El Camino was not the first of its kind — because Ford had been building Rancheros for two years before the El Camino hit the show rooms. Today you can pickup examples of […]