1954 Ford Ranch Wagon

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1954 Ford Ranch Wagon
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Body Color
Burgundy
Stock
21GKM364
Vin
V4H36106
Miles
951
Engine Size
4.6L V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Video coming soon
Body Color
Burgundy
Stock
21GKM364
Vin
V4H36106
Miles
951
Engine Size
4.6L V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Video coming soon

Custom Wagon

Burgundy
Parchment
4.6L V8
Automatic

1954 Ford Ranch Wagon

- Professional, Custom Build
- South Dakota Car
- Ford 4.6L V8 SOHC
- Vintage Air
- Borla Exhaust
- 4 Wheel Disc Brakes

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all of the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“Ranch Wagon… the haul-around favorite” – Period Ford Ranch Wagon magazine advertisement

Back in the day, the Ranch Wagon was a unique offering from Ford. On the premise that station wagons were bought primarily by adults with growing families who needed easy access to second-row seating, station wagons were virtually all 4-door models. When the others zigged, Ford zagged with the Ranch Wagon, a 2-door station wagon. All these years later, another benefit of the 2-door configuration seems obvious: the body style is far more attractive, sleeker, and more unencumbered without the rear two doors. Alas, Ranch Wagons are pretty rare finds these days.

Offered here is a beautifully restored, mechanically upgraded, and tastefully modified 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon in burgundy metallic over ivory. Originally a South Dakota car, in its new life, it has traveled just 951 miles since the restoration was completed. This really is a “new” Ranch Wagon in style, power, and pristine condition.

The exterior metallic burgundy paint is the product of a professional respray. All appropriate surfaces have been sprayed, including door jambs and sills, the underside of the hood, and the engine-bay panels and firewall. The color is very appealing, and the finish is absolutely outstanding across the entire car, including on the hood with its added scoop, the long roof, and the sloping tailgate. Satin-black paint highlights the cabin-side panels and long cargo-area side windows. There is no damage to the paint, or to any sheet-metal bodywork. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome brightwork--including both bumpers, the front grille, body-side trim, three rear-fender trim pieces, cabin-glass trim, side mirror, door handles, taillight trim, dual exhaust outlets, and the especially appealing five trim pieces on the rear tailgate—is in superb condition. Some factory badging—in the form of the “Ranch Wagon” rear fender script and the “V8” tailgate emblem—remains. Chrome 5-spoke, mag-style wheels with Ford-script-logo (set on a burgundy background) center caps are mounted with Starfire® blackwall tires. The Ranch Wagon's overall exterior look is that of a respectfully updated, stylish classic.

Inside, the color theme is ivory and smoke brown, and the quality of the restoration work is exceptional. Ivory leather covers the front seat (with center fold-down armrest) and the second row bench seats in an eye-pleasing and classic vertically pleated design. The upholstery work is without flaw. Door trim uses the same material with a three-panel design, and that same material and design is incorporated in the headliner. The tailgate panel also uses the same material in a flat presentation. Smoke-brown carpeting covers the cabin and cargo area floors (protected by rubber mats front and rear); it, too, is in as-new condition. A brushed-metal-trimmed, 3-spoke Lecarra® steering wheel with leather-covered rim frames the stock-appearing, half-moon instrument cluster. In fact, all the gauges—including the speedometer, tachometer, and four engine-monitoring gauges—are part of a custom Classic Instruments® upgrade. The remainder of the dash is free of clutter with only the slide-lever controls for the VintageAir® system in the center of the dash. HVAC vents are located below the dash.

Under the hood, the custom theme continues with a Ford 4.6-lier V8 beneath custom engine covers branded with “Powered by Ford” in burgundy on brushed metal. An air-supply pipe begins at the low-restriction air filter located alongside the radiator, and enters the engine from above. The entire engine bay is spotless with added shine from the aluminum radiator and polished-metal brake-system components. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight and undamaged. With frame members treated with rust inhibitor, only some untreated metal shows any light surface rust. Underbody focal points include the Borla® full-length dual-exhaust system, 4-wheel disc brakes, and the automatic transmission.

The car's original identification tag remains as mounted at the factory.

While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this customized '54 Ranch Wagon in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

This artfully conceived, professionally built, custom '54 Ranch Wagon is a standout automobile on every measure. On the road or under the show lights, it is certain to impress.

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