Vehicle Description

This 1957 Ford Ranchero has V8 power, two-tone paint, and charm that goes right down to the whitewalls. So this is your chance at a very vintage version of the first year Ford ever offered this distinct car/truck.

Not only is ’57 the first year for the Ranchero, but also its quite distinctive. It was the only year for the single headlight design that had a custom frenched look direct from the factory. This is especially noticeable on a vehicle that finished in a discernable white and green two-tone. These first-year Rancheros have all the right classic style elements, like the full-length trim, tailfins, and jet-inspired taillights. Even the wheels have a great vintage charm with a package that includes color-matched steelies, intricate factory-style hubcaps, and whitewalls. And of course, nothing beats the style of a vehicle the was developed to run hay bales in the bed during the week, and still have enough style and comfort to also go to church on Sunday.

The black interior has a nice classic look. Everything from the wraparound windshield, to the heat/defrost controls, to the artful three-spoke steering wheel give this a very vintage atmosphere. They also made sure it’s a nice place to spend some time with investments in newer fundamentals, like the seat upholstery, carpeting, and door panels. The added oil pressure and battery readouts also make it a better driver’s machine.

The hood tilts forward for a sporty look, and within it you’ll find Ford’s 292 cubic-inch Y-block V8. The bold blue block shining valve covers, and shining air topper give it a nice look. Plus, it’s supported by good components like newer hoses and an aluminum radiator. The V8 fires up nicely as it inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor. And the full-length dual exhaust give you a sweet-sounding tune. You get to remain in full control of it all thanks to the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.

Price: Auction

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States