June 6, 2019 Update - Price Drop to $22,900 OBO.
May 20, 2019 Update - Vehicle now located in Paradise Valley Arizona, and available with a clean and clear Arizona title.
***1957 FORD RANCHERO VERY SHARP CUSTOM CRUISER***
***POWERFUL 302 ENGINE --- COLD AC --- FLAMES!!!***
There is no other Ranchero on the road with this level of customization.
CHROME CHROME CHROME - Grill, Bumpers, Engine, even the Alternator!
Every aspect of functional, enhanced cosmetics have been incorporated into this amazing vehicle, from the low-riding front with dropped spindles and springs, the shaved nose, incredibly sharp looking red-orange-yellow flames tipped in bright blue + tasteful pinstriping, Grant steering wheel with proud "Rock and Roll" etching, the hooker headers are ceramic coated shorties, the aluminum loom covers are ball-milled.
Don't worry, not all the customizations are cosmetic; the latest safety, convenience, and 21st century utilities have been incorporated: powered disc brakes, icy cold air-conditioning (controls tastefully hidden behind the ashtray door), tilt-wheel-lever, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION! New gas-tank (with stock intake placement), Mallory Unilite Distributor, updated 57 radiator with manual and automatic fan actuation, modern electric wipers, and last but not least, a nice running Ford 302 engine with lots of chrome and polished aluminum. It has a Ford nine-inch rear and a C-4 transmission with oil filter and cooler for the transmission. It has the right stance and sounds powerful through the Flowmaster mufflers. It has big exhaust pipes and a crossover pipe.
The interior is custom tweed with tilt wheel, cold air conditioning, power disc brakes and a casette stereo with 6-CD changer under the seat. It even has retractable shoulder harnesses for both driver and passenger.
Bottom line: there are fewer than 100 of these beautiful first generation automobiles that are STREET LEGAL to drive, and this is by far the best one you will see for sale in a long time. 26,000 rebuilt road miles.
This car runs and drives great. It was built in San Jose and spent its life in California until June 2006 and has required very little rust repair done to the body. It can be driven anywhere with confidence. You can drive the Ranchero home.
- Low in the front with dropped spindles and springs. Front end has power disc brakes. There are lowering blocks in the rear
- Doors open and shut easily - they pop open with a remote control
- Car is comfy with air conditioning, tilt wheel, power disc brakes and automatic transmission
- Tasteful pinstriping and Ranchero emblem on the tailgate
- Dash is painted black and a panel was custom made for the instruments.
- Tonneau cover fits nice and tight without a frame
- Nose has been shaved and painted bright red with chrome grill and bumper
- Windshield has no chips or damage -- all glass is good.
- Tilt wheel, AutoMeter gauges in the custom panel, and a Grant steering wheel that has "Rock and Roll" in the center.
- It has 26,000 miles since it was built -- it gets driven and enjoyed, with firm comfortable seats. Car has some paint chips and blemishes from use as you would expect.
- Clarion AM/FM/Casette stereo in the dash and a CD changer under the passenger side of the seat.
- Flip open the ashtray door and the controls for the heat and air conditioning are inside. AC is ice cold.
- B&M shifter for the C-4 is in a custom console and has an 8-ball shifter knob.
- Ford 302 engine has plenty of shiny chrome and polished aluminum -- engine fires right up and runs excellent. It has a mild hydraulic cam.
- Gas fill is in the stock location -- tank has been replaced
- Exhaust exits behind rear wheels
- Air cleaner and valve covers are ball milled. Intake is polished and the carburetor is a four barrel AFB.
- Hooker headers are shorties and ceramic coated.
- Power disc brakes are on the front. There is an adjustable proportioning valve in the brake system from Wildwood.
- Alternator is chrome, intake is polished and the distributor is a Mallory Unilite. It has red plugs wires with ball milled aluminum loom covers.
- Polished overflow can and a new version of the 57 radiator. It has an electric fan that will come on automatically or you can use the control in the interior to turn it on. It also has a mechanical fan -- pulleys are polished billet.
- It has been converted to electric wipers
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