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For Sale: 1962 Ford Ranchero in Fallbrook, California

$18,000 (OBO)

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Vehicle Description

Welcome to Motorcycology. I am a small, independent, internet-based authorized car dealership and show my cars by appointment only.

For sale is this beautiful 1962 Ford Falcon Ranchero. I recently purchased this car at auction here in San Diego, and it appears to have recently had a complete frame-off restoration. I would love to know more about this rare car and the restoration process it endured, but unfortunately I do not have a complete history of the vehicle. But, as you can tell from the photographs, the restoration was thorough and of a very high quality.

Interior and exterior would score a perfect 10 out of ten for me and the car has been professionally appraised at a value of $21,300.

This is an all original restoration; straight six cylinder 144ci engine, manual three speed on-the-column, drum brakes, all original dash components. Bucket reclining seats and an all new tan interior now occupy the cab. One of the major upgrades has been to the fuel gas tank. It appears f the designers at Ford decided tin using a Falcon tank. As we know a Falcon fills from the rear of the car. A Ranchero can not fill from the rear, they have to be filled from the side. So Ford simply flipped a factory Falcon tank upside down, punched a fill neck into the side of the tank and created the Ranchero. The gas tank on this car has been removed and relocated to fill from the inside of the bed, and problem solved.

This is not a “hot rod” restoration, but one deserving of a “trailer-queen” status. The engine fires immediately and the manual column shifts smoothly. You’ll be able to show, drive, and have fun experiencing what it was truly like on the road in 1962.

In 1960, the Ranchero became much smaller, based on Ford's compact Falcon, specifically the two-door sedan delivery variant. The popularity of small, economical cars like the Volkswagen Beetle perpetuated a shift in thinking among the three largest American manufacturers. The economic recession of the late 1950s also certainly played a role. Ford believed the market wanted a more practical vehicle, one much smaller, lighter, and cheaper than a full-sized pickup truck, and indeed the Ranchero sold well in this incarnation. Now marketed in print as the "Falcon Ranchero", the new vehicle's standard powerplant was an economical 144 cu in (2.4 L) straight-6. In 1961, the 170 cu in (2.8 L) straight-6 was offered, and in 1963, the optional 260 cu in (4.3 L) V8 was offered in addition to the 144 and 170. The two-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission (offered between 1960 and 1963) or three-speed C4 Cruise-O-Matic could be ordered as could a three-speed manual transmission. The Ranchero had an 800-lb load capacity.

Disclaimer: I will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply. Price excludes government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, vehicle preparation/accessories charge and any emission testing charge. Prices advertised are based upon a payment of cash, or cashier's check. Prices subject to change without notice. Not responsible for any typographical errors. Vehicles may be subject to prior sale. I we will provide you with a DMV approved history report (NMVTIS ) to view the history of that car.

I conduct a detailed Inspection Checklist before I sell the car. Checklist Includes: gauges, noises, fuel, temperature, indicators warning lights, dome lights, headlights, brake lights, turn signals, hazard lights, windshield wipers, fans/defroster/AC, brakes/E brake, mirrors, horn, exhaust system, radio/CD, cigarette lighter, windows/locks, navigation, LED/LCD screens, sunroof/ moon roof, tires, spare tire and more....

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1021748
  • Price:$18,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Fallbrook, California
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Ranchero
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:58000
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • CD Player:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive