1972 Ford Ranchero
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For consignment, a "menacing "1972 Ford Ranchero. All draped in
satin black right down to the hubcaps from a 52 and 54 Ford, this
car has undergone plenty of performance upgrades which have yielded
a one of a kind version of the car/pickup truck concept which can
rumble down the highway or carve a curve with the best of them all
any light speed.
Black powder coated bumpers lead the way in front and provide a
happy ending on the back with some "hidden" tail lights just above
on either side. The front retains the original centered outward
punching grille with a black egg crate insert. Flanking on either
side are dual headlights which are within black bezels. A long
straight hood and front quarters have no rust and are highlighted
with orange, yellow, and a shiny lime green flourishing pinstripes
that curve with the fenders and shapes of the body. This continues
on the doors which have well minded gaps, side view mirrors, B
pillars and the rear bedsides all emphasizing their graceful curves
of the satin black painted panels. Some chrome trimmings still
exist for the glass surrounds and tops of the bed trimmings which
curve their way up to the back of the rear window and roof line.
The bed is lined with gorgeous lacquered mahogany with stainless
polished mounting strips in between the boards. Black texture paint
covers the wheel well bumps in the bed and the framing around the
sides of the mahogany. The tailgate also is ..you guessed
it...satin black has a wonderful orange, yellow, and lime green
pinstripe frame and central flourish. As noted the sides of the bed
have the blacked out taillights but I assure you they glow bright
when the brakes are pressed. Wheels are black steel and are covered
with 52/54 satin black hubcaps and wrapped by black wall tires.
Ranchero, I AM your father!
The customization continues with door panels covered in black
leather for the outers and an orange suede insert. Power window
toggles and the mirror joystick are in their orange field and have
a black armrest with the door actuator hidden below the rest. Black
leather buckets courtesy a Chrysler 300 have smooth leather
bolsters and a central orange accent which is suede and it's
looking a lot like a knee joint in its shape. These seats are power
actuated. In the center on the hump is a plastic cup holder and
storage bin and in the center is a leather fabricated "console"
that surrounds the Hurst pistol grip style shifter. Moving toward
the dash just behind the Grant leather covered rally steering wheel
which is mounted on top of a tilt column is a beautifully designed
dash that sports a lineup of orange faced gauges in a field of
textured silver painted dash front. This is all framed in black
padded leather above and black metal below and also has an
AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth radio and digital clock. Black carpeting floods
the floors and a leather headliner also in black frames the
interior roof. Im altering the deal, pray I don't alter it any
Designated by the Q code we see under the hood a stealthy and
healthy 351ci Cleveland engine in its orange painted block and
satin black with orange highlighted valve coverings and orange air
cleaner filter. Our consignor states it has 175lbs of compression
and 60lbs of oil pressure can be maintained easily with no drips.
There is now an aluminum intake and a Demon 625cfm carb on top.
Pertronix lights the hot fire for all 8 cylinders. There is a March
pulley system, and the A/C has been converted to R134. Also inside
there is a Comp cam with performance kit which includes springs and
lifters. A 4-speed manual transmission oil on back and has
overdrive. On the back, the final drive is provided by a Ford
9-inch 3.23 rear axle. You now have the power of the dark side.
As with a custom build the underside has left no performance stone
unturned with now a 2 inch lowered front suspension with Detroit
springs and shocks and 3 inch lowered rear with rear arched coils
and Corvette shocks. Cherry bombs take the exhale from the headers
and shove it out the rear. Power disc brakes for the front, and
power drums for the back. All in a rust free patina
Slipping inside this "Executor" ship it's comfy and sporty and the
orange instruments are difficult to take your eye off. However, I
digress, and it's off to the test track in a flash where it
certainly has warp speed acceleration, rail-like maneuverability
around corners, and solid bias free braking. Although I did have to
press the pedal nearly to the floor, but it stops steadily. All
else was working perfectly.
Certainly a neat custom job for this car/pickup version from 1972.
If you are not black and the menacing look, this IS your car, and
you'll need to look no further. A great concept, and meticulous
execution for this black beauty.
A-Atlanta, GA Assy Plant
Q-351ci Cleveland V8 248hp
171682-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.