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Gramps Ride! —

Ranchero 500 - This was my grandfathers car from new, I'm the 2nd owner. Car is all original accept for a few minor changes, ie; wheels, tires, shocks and exhaust. Mileage is only 61K. Spent most of it's life sitting in gramps garage, I've had it the last 3 years and managed to put less than 1000 miles on it. When I got this car it was so original it still had the original tires on it, hence the up-grade. Had never even had a tune-up. I've since re-built the carb, complete tune-up, all the brakes, all new shocks with air in the rear to give it a cooler stance, oh and of course magna-flo dual exhaust. It sounds really good, not a huge power house but gets down the road repectably. Rides really nice, kinda like ridin on a cloud. Gets a lot of looks and thumbs up every time I have it out! I believe this is a 79 1/2 model with the all leather red interior, seats, dash and door panels, built 4/79. Car is in really great shape, not show quality, dings etc. never wrecked, but still pretty good for 30 years. Gas mileage, well you know,the price you pay for cool! Really fun with alot of sentimental value, Thanks gramps!!!

Pros: Gramps left me a fine automobile

Cons: Takes up the whole garage

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Jimmys Cherro — This car is a tank. I love the way the roof is so low on these things. I have a pair of fuzzy dice hanging on the mirror and they touch the dash thats how short the roof is.The preformance is not that great but it does weight 5501 pounds to be exact, but she is the best cruisin car ever. My particular car is rare because of its bucket seats. The cars are usually epuipted with benches. This car is just the best to drive with that long hood and plush old car suspension.

Pros: No frame around the door glasses gibing it that mobster car effect, air shocks, best ride, Low chop top feel, it has lazy boys for seats, really confortable, long hood

Cons: none

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One Of The Rarest Cars I've Seen. — Good Muscle car. Fast. Needs body and engine work. Interior work as well. Not getting rid of it. Rare muscle classic.

Pros: Classic, one of a kind rare, muscle car/truck.

Cons: Poor gas mileage.

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1978 Ford Ranchero Reviews

1978 Ford Ranchero By Victor

This 300hp, 6025lb's, Ranchero truly stands out from the crowd. With all the curves in the body and just the stance of the car makes it look mean behind it. This car is NOT a fast car if you were to p... Read More

1977 Ford Ranchero Reviews

Fantastic Car, No Complaints Other Then Fuel Milage At 8mpg By Ben

53,493 miles on a 31 year old car, thats pretty good. Runs great, never had any trouble with it, very dependable. Love to drive it as it does have a good amount of horsepower for a stock car. Read More

1976 Ford Ranchero Reviews

Land Yacht By Dan

Engine had over 200k miles when purchased. 7.5L, 460ci bored to 472ci. Gas guzzler. 7mpg. The carb flooded with fuel almost every time I tried to start it. It was more problems than it was worth. Read More

1974 Ford Ranchero Reviews

Great Utility Vehicle For Everyday Use By timo826

Having had 3 Rancheros before I really like the smooth ride and the reliability of the Ford 351 Cleveland engines. Full size bed carries anything you can want. Luckily this was an Oregon car for many ... Read More

The Best Thing Ever By Neal

i have owned it for two years and i am so glade i bought it cuz it is a blast to drive Read More

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Great First Car, Just Got A Little Spendy To Drive With My Budget. By Nate

This is a hardy little car that does great. very powerful and fun to drive. seats are very comfortable. It has the best of both worlds with the bed and power of a pickup and clearance and driving feel... Read More

Hefty Hefty Hefty By TheColossal

new front and rear brakes new rear brake lines new distributor cap new distributor rotor new spark plugs new spark plug wires new valve cover gaskets new fuel filter new oil filter new rear shocks new... Read More

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