West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautiful example of this original southern California 1972 Ford Ranchero 500 Pick Up with the 351 2V V8 engine, C4 automatic transmission, 3:00:1 conventional axle, air conditioning equipment, power brakes, fairly new tires, original AM radio, completely original Black bench seats interior and matching color carpet and kick panel carpet and nice original dashboard. This truck was purchased by its original and only southern California owner on 8/29/1972 for $4,200 from 'Fred Hauter Ford' of Montrose, CA and still boasts its original owners manuals & Protecto-plate.
The Ranchero was launched from Dearborn, Michigan in 1957 as the industry's first ever car/pick-up, two years before Chevrolet's belated response of the 'El Camino'! Undeniably handsome and perfect for the small businessman in the service industry, the model evolved in the late sixties into a full force muscle machine! In 1969 the Ranchero GT was offered with the 351 Cleveland engine or the ultimate 428! The Ranchero was up-sized again in 1970, longer, wider and lower than before in it's ultimate incarnation that lasted for only two years before the gas crisis ended the muscle car era in Detroit.
This particular model came with factory A/C and highly desirable 351 V8 engine! No signs or any history of any major accidents or damage and absolutely no rust whatsoever and obviously always lovingly maintained by it's original southern California owner's since new. This rare truck must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - the engine is extremely strong, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool. The truck has been repainted at some point with in its original 'Bright Red' factory color.
This is one very fine example of this increasingly collectible and desirable 1972 year of the legendary Ford Ranchero, an original southern California truck with no rust whatsoever of this rare turn-key ready, daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning all time classic American muscle truck with it's original matching # 'H' code 351 V8 engine and highly desirable factory air conditioning!