Rare, correct, beautiful, and powerful: this highly-optioned 1971
Ford Ranchero GT looks like a long and mean muscle car from every
angle (with some extra versatility in the truck bed!) So dig into
everything from the Ram Air V8 to the cold A/C interior, and you'll
see how this was restored to be its best.
This real-deal Ranchero GT is a true prize for muscle car
collectors. The El Caminos/Chevelles looked great, but these rarer
blue oval examples arguably capture the car/truck style even
better. This was given the time to develop some of the most
interesting body lines put to sheetmetal. For example, there's a
sharp crease that starts on the front fender's overhang, and it
seamlessly progresses into a wave that continues past the door. The
Bright Red paint is factory-correct, but it has the telltale signs
of a terrific respray. They took this one down to bare metal as
part of a comprehensive restoration. And this one has a terrific
look where the factory-correct black vinyl roof joins the blackout
hood, hidden headlight front end, and the optional Ram Air shaker
scoop to deliver an aggressive blackout against the red. They
really paid attention to all the details during the restoration, so
even the reflective side laser stripe was properly replaced. And
not only will you love telling the story of its careful
restoration, but even this Rancher's history is great. It's an
original California car purchased from a dealer on Route 66. And
just to make sure you can prove the cool options and cooler story,
the Marti report comes with the sale.
All the black accentuating on the exterior gets you ready for the
all-black interior. This has also been restored with an eye for
accuracy to deliver that perfect mix of mean muscle and luxury
cruiser. It feels quite comfy high-back bucket seats with optional
center console for a true individual experience. The big, wide
instrument panel puts all the controls right in front of the
driver, and the dual spoke steering wheel feels grippy for the
power steering. You have plenty of terrific vintage features, from
the AM/FM stereo to the special ribbon-style tachometer. And while
this originally came with factory air conditioning, it now keeps
you cool running modern R134a.
When you lift the hood, the unmistakable blue block of a Ford V8
greets you. With the valve covers and air topper also dressed in
bold blue, this is a true standout for its factory-correct
presentation. You can tell they invested here to keep this one
looking accurate, right down to the decals. This is believed to be
the original 351 cubic-inch Cleveland V8. It inhales deeply with
that cool Ram Air hood and rebuilt Autolite four-barrel carburetor.
Plus, they really took their time restoring the motor, right down
to the gaskets, seals, freeze plugs. That's why this V8 fires up
with so much confidence. Plus, pretty much everything you see in
the engine bay and undercarriage photos are rebuilt or correctly
replaced, including the suspension components, power brake system
(with front discs), and the C6 three-speed automatic transmission.
That's why this one feels so solid on the road. And while there was
a ton invested to get this back to factory-correct specs, there
were also a few subtle upgrades. For example, the wheels look like
classic Mag 500 units, but they are newer billet alloys that can
accept modern performance tires.
The sale not only comes with the Marti Report, but also build
receipts, maintenance records, and plenty of restoration photos.
This is the cool and rare Ranchero GT restored to be an absolute
stunner. Call today!!!