Ever heard the words Coupe Utility when browsing through the classifieds or the internet? The words spark an image of a sporty yet practical way of getting about if that’s the image you had you sure are on the money. With automotive manufacturers testing out products and trying to keep up with customer taste the 50s saw the birth of the Ford Ranchero. It was the perfect way of getting about, all that muscle car styling and practicality of a truck in one vehicle. Want a piece of Ford’s shot at the Coupe Utility market? This 1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero we have today sure is a lovely option. It’s in original condition with even the owner’s manual included in the sale as well.
The 2nd generation Ranchero was downsized to keep in tune with customers tastes of smaller and more efficient cars. Now based on the compact Ford Falcon the 2nd generation Ranchero was quite the looker. This 1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero sports a yellow exterior and has been repainted with the owner reporting the current exterior color to be the factory color. The car is in near factory condition with all its trim and the iconic falcon rear lights in great condition. In terms of shoes this car sits on its factory wheels adding to the whole originality factor. Like the exterior, the interior is all original. Once you do get comfy in the old school bench seats your treated to a near representation of the factory interior with a slight modification in the form of gauges to monitor performance.
The downsizing didn't just mean the Ranchero was a smaller vehicle, engine trims were also downsized and inline 6 offerings were also available to survive the competition brought by imports and the general perceptions of large cars during the 60s. While keeping up with the times is important this 1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero is an example of living life right, underneath the hood lies the biggest offering available on the 2nd generation lineup of Rancheros, a 289ci (4.7L) V8. The good old American V8 sends its power to the rear wheels through an automatic gearbox. While the V8 powertrain is the cake, the cherry on top is the fact that this vehicle is also reported to be numbers matching vehicle.
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