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For Sale: 1979 Ford Ranchero
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
NEW PRICE! Incredible original survivor with just 52,071 original miles. Spotless bed and undercarriage, recently serviced and ready to go.

This pretty Jade Green 1979 Ranchero 500 is a nicely preserved survivor that obviously came from someplace warm, because there’s no sign of rust or rot underneath. The crisp sheetmetal is all original, and that paint, which shows a soft shine that’s perfect for 1979, is in outstanding condition. The last of the Rancheros are incredibly popular with collectors, and they really are quite good-looking with their stacked headlights, flared fenders, and tidy proportions. You’ll note that this one is completely unmodified and even details like the contrasting green rub strips along the flanks are in exemplary condition. The bed, which is big enough to haul drywall home for you, is almost like new, suggesting that this truck/car never worked for a living—I mean, there’s not a mark on it! It also appears that the snug-fitting tonneau cover has been in place for a very long time, and it still fits well with no sags or tears. The chrome bumpers, bright taillight lenses, and Lincoln-esque grille all remain in great shape, making this a good candidate for preservation-class judging.

The green bench seat interior shows its Thunderbird roots, with woodgrained appliques on the dash and door panels and sporty round gauges in the instrument panel. Showing very little wear and no damage, the seat is still supportive and comfortable, and the doors close with a reassuring solidity. As a commercial vehicle, this Ranchero is light on comfort and convenience options, but that also means fewer things to go wrong and less stuff to fix in the future, and it’s kind of refreshing to see a no-nonsense vehicle like this. The original AM radio is fully functional, the heater and defroster are potent, and the remote outside mirrors adjust easily.

The Ranchero also received a torquey, energetic 302 cubic inch V8 as its standard power plant, and in the relatively lightweight truck/car, performance is lively. It’ll spin the rear tires easily if you’re not careful, and it moves like a muscle car with a great V8 soundtrack. The engine bay is highly original, showing almost all its original equipment fully intact, including the air cleaner, power steering and brakes, and all the factory tags and decals. Routine service items have been replaced in the past, and Vintage Motor Cars has recently serviced it with fresh fluids, flushing the fuel system, and a new battery. It starts quickly idles nicely, and pulls easily, with the 3-speed automatic clicking off precise-feeling shifts. The 3.00 gears in the 9-inch out back make it a great highway cruiser, and you probably shouldn’t be surprised to see 20-22 MPG on the open road in this one. Tires are heavy-duty 225/75/14 Goodyear whitewall radials, suitable for load-carrying and giving the car a nicely finished look with full wheel covers.

You’ll have a hard time finding a cleaner Ranchero than this, and thanks to its unusual color combination and V8 power, it will always be an object of interest to collectors. Bargain-priced, but only for now, these unique vehicles can only go up in value from here as trucks are becoming bona-fide collectables. If you’ve been looking for a late Ranchero with stacked headlights and zero rust, you can scarcely do better than this one.

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Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Cleveland, OH
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Vehicle Color(s)
Jade Green

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Condition of Exterior
Very Good

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Condition of Interior
Very Good

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Engine Size
302 cubic inches

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Rear-wheel drive

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