You probably just stopped to take a look at a classic 1957 Ford Ranchero that's being offered at a value price... so what you're probably not expecting is the vintage appearance is a performance-built Holman Moody 406ci V8 with triple-deuce carbs and four-on-the-floor. Oh yeah, this is a real mean sleeper offered at a real sweet price.
When was the last time you saw a 1957 Ranchero? It's probably been a while because these pickups with car-like sensibilities are quite rare. Ford barely made just over 20,000 of these in this inaugural year... and that was nearly 60 years ago. Just imagine how few of these first-year Rancheros are still out there. Now take a long look at this pickup. It's more than attractive; it's a minor miracle all the intricate pieces are complete. The full length silver and gold streak needs truly straight sheetmetal for it to make this kind of stellar impression over the whole body. We all love how it's the dividing line for the two-tone paint. This is a one-year-only style that has unique features like the single headlight, outward pointing grille, and thick chrome bumper. The perfect final touch is the set of Thunderbird-style wheel covers. It makes this one look like its more about being elegant classic than a street-eating machine.
Inside the two-tone continues, which gives the door panels, carpeting, dash, and especially the seats a great uniform appearance. Plus, Ford's arching instrument panel is a great-looking piece of industrial design, complete with plenty of bright trim like a good '50s machine should have. But when you spot elements like the three-spoke sports steering wheel and Hurst performance shifter, you start to awaken to this sleeper's true nature.
The engine bay makes this car worth the price alone. You're looking at a big 406 cubic-inch V8 built by the legendary race shop Holman Moody. The story is this Ranchero was built to be a performance machine around the late '60s – just as the renowned speed shop was in its prime. Holman Moody did not mess around when it came to serious performance, and that's why you have everything from Mickey Thompson valve covers to three sets of Holley dual-barrel carburetors. This is a big power motor, and so the glasspack-style dual exhaust helps wake people up to this sleeper Ranchero. Best of all, you have complete control over the H-M V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. Plus, the right components have received recent service – carbs, brakes, gas tank – so that this cool Ranchero is more than just something to talk about.
This Ranchero provides you with a vintage appearance and a seriously fierce heart. That makes for a heck of a deal that we know will make someone very happy soon. If you want it to be you, call today!