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  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Ranchero
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 61,383
  • VIN: 3A47N129629
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: 429 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1973 Ford Ranchero Description

The price might have been what drew your attention to this 1973 Ford Ranchero. But as you notice the big investments in the modern paint, comfortable A/C interior, and its original performance-built 429 Cobra V8, you'll see how great a deal this muscle pickup really is.
Ford's Ranchero wanted to be both premium and sporty, and that design translates well into this pickup/coupe. Its wide chrome bumpers, angular hood, flared fenders, and trim line the runs all the way around the bed make this a looker. But what really makes it a standout is the paint. It's recent application of a Metallic Chestnut borrowed from a more modern Ford color palette. The result is that this classic Ford gets to keep its blue oval lineage while also radiating a miles-deep gloss in the sunshine. And it's not just that they took the time to really get the paint right on the body, but also you see it in the details, too. For example, take a look at the two-piece polished wheels the steelies on the inside are painted to match the body. So your total first impression is a Ranchero that looks like it cost you a lot more... and that's before anyone hears the motor roar (more in that in a moment.)
From the moment you open the door, you can tell there was a nice investment inside to keep you comfortable. The carpets, headliner, and door panels all feel far fresher than a classic that's approaching the half-century mark. Plus, the split bench has been upgraded to a nice tan leather, and it comes with a fold-down armrest for individual comfort. The Fords of this era were built around the driver, and so you are within easy reach of upgrades like the AM/FM/cassette stereo and R134a air conditioning. But from the moment you slip behind the wheel, and see the full gauge package with large speedo and tach, you instantly know this classic is more than just a coddler.
Under the hood is Ford's famous 429 cubic-inch V8. While this performance big block is original to the vehicle, you can tell there has been a solid recent investment. It looks terrific with the polished elements like the long Cobra air topper, matching valve covers, and much more radiating from within the gloss black engine bay. And there's extra substance with performance upgrades like the Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. This gives the dual exhaust a throaty rumble, which is exactly what you want in a classic American. But more than just a great V8 presence, this is all-around cruiser because the V8 has plenty of maintenance receipts, including as recent as a few months ago. Plus, there's an aluminum radiator to keep the big V8 running cool even in traffic. You also have a C6 three-speed automatic transmission (original to the car), Ranchero sedan-style ride, thick front sway bar, power steering, and front disc brakes.
This is an all-around stunner that even comes with some hard to find spare parts (call for the details.) So it's amazing such a powerful and well-presented Ranchero is also so affordable. That's why you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call today!!!