1957 Ford Ranchero
$32,500VEHICLES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
1957 Ford Ranchero
- 390ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Black Over Red Interior
- New Brakes
- Sunpro Tachometer
Ford's Ranchero was a new model for the 1957 model year. Although not exactly a completely new concept, pulling up to the local watering hole and saying, “check out my new car” may have been met with a response of “hold your horses! Is that a car or a truck?” Truck-car, or car-truck? We seem to have that debate whenever we have a Ranchero or El Camino in our showroom. The Aussies decided to make the debate a little simpler and come up with a name for this type of vehicle: the “ute”. Whatever you choose to call this vehicle, you've laid your eyes upon a tastefully customized Ranchero.
Offered here is a 1957 Ford Ranchero which has an exterior finish in factory-correct Raven Black over a two-tone red and white interior. A 390ci V8 can be found under the hood, and a few hot rod styling touches can be found both on the interior and exterior.
Having been originally built as a utility vehicle, you may expect that Ford would have held back on adding chrome to the vehicle. However, this Ranchero has just the right amount of chrome which highlights the body lines. A line of chrome sweeps down the side of the vehicle and a large section of chrome highlights the wheelbase of the vehicle. At the front of the vehicle is a chrome bumper, multi-slat grille chrome grille, and thin chrome accents above the headlights. The rear quarter panels evolve into small tail fins before ending abruptly just above the round tail lights. Ford script at the front of the vehicle and a Ranchero logo at the back make it clear what this sleek, black automobile is.
The paint is in good condition throughout, bar the roof which has some “crow's feet” and cracking in the finish. It looks to be an older repaint, but the body panel fitment is dialed in, and the paint is glossy. Red steel wheels are wrapped in wide-white wall tires, and covered with sleek chrome covers. The bed has been finished in a textured matte finish. This Ranchero comes with a few extras in the form of tail lights, side skirts, and head rests.
Inside the vehicle is a tidy interior consisting of contrasting red and white trim. The trim is in great condition throughout from the carpeting to the headliner. Red and white trimmed seats look great and really pop paired with the red dashboard and black carpeting. Extra's include a column mounted SunPro tachometer, teardrop dash knobs in red and white, and tasteful white pinstriping. The engine is a 390ci V8 which is painted blue, and has a chrome trimmed Edelbrock air cleaner.
Whether you consider it a car or a truck, this Ranchero is an awesome ride. Sleek styling, a two tone interior, and a 390 V8 under the hood, are all bits that help make this Ranchero a unique and attention grabbing ride. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.