This is the ultimate sleeper with a beautiful vintage exterior,
upgraded A/C interior, and serious Ford 302 power under the hood
that announces itself through a Borla exhaust. So, this 1957 Ford
Ranchero truly offers you the best of all worlds.
When was the last time you saw a 1957 Ranchero? It's probably been a while because these pickups with car-like sensibilities are quite rare. In fact, Ford barely made just over 20,000 of these in this inaugural year... and that was nearly 60 years ago. So just imagine how few of these first-year Rancheros are still out there. Now take a long look at this pickup. It's more than attractive; it's a minor miracle that it looks so good and all the intricate pieces are complete. This Ranchero's impressiveness starts with the paint. The two-tone Torch Red and Colonial White have a great shine because this is a modern paint interpretation of the factory-correct colors. Workmanship is quite good with the original stainless trim along the separation line. The full length silver and gold streak needs truly straight sheetmetal for it to make this kind of stellar impression over the whole body. This is a one-year-only style that has unique features like the single headlight, outward pointing grille, and thick chrome bumper. The perfect final touch is the white and chrome hubcaps that coordinate so nicely with the Coker whitewall tires.
The entire exterior has a pristine and vintage appearance that's also inside where the red and white two-tone theme continues on the seats and door panels. The view from behind the wheel is pure 1950s cool. Ford's arching instrument panel is a great-looking piece of industrial design, complete with plenty of bright trim to accentuate the dash. The modern AM/FM/cassette stereo looks nearly period-correct with its knob style and sandwiched in-between the clock and hear/defrost controls. The same goes for the air conditioner, which is much more in the classic style, but has been upgraded to R134a for easy servicing.
But if you though the interior was upgraded, just wait until you look under the hood. The motor has an impressive presentation with all the polished components, but it's good to know those finned valve covers aren't lying to you. Beneath the show-worthy presentation is the beastly heart of Ford's famous 302 cubic-inch V8. It's been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock performance intake, and BBK headers. Not only does this make some serious power, but everyone will know this rare '57 is truly unique by the throaty sound out of the Borla exhaust (yes, the company that makes all your favorite sports car sounds!) The additions don't stop there. In the undercarriage photos you'll see an upgraded independent front suspension with tubular A-arms and Bilstein shocks, and in the rear there's an upgraded coilover setup. If this already started to sound like a great anywhere cruiser, then you'll be thrilled by the power steering, front disc brakes, and AOD four-speed overdrive transmission.
This Ranchero provides you with a vintage appearance and a seriously fierce heart. It's all wrapped in the perfect personality that's easy to drive and love. That makes for a heck of a deal that we know will make someone very happy soon. If you want it to be you, call today!!!