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Feb 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm
i have never seen a Ford Ranchero before!
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May 17, 2007 at 11:22 pm
dude just wanna say that you have an awesome ride i want to find an old 50's ranchero or ealry 70's but they are hard to find its all mainly el caminos now
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May 17, 2007 at 5:48 am
With the prices today, just wonder what it might have brought at one of the auctions or Carlisle??

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1968 Ford Ranchero GT (Ol Yeller)

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Photo of a 1968 Ford Ranchero GT (Ol Yeller)

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1968 Ford Ranchero GT

- After a long story of trading this for that and so on I actually ended up swapping a stock 1986 Pontiac Fiero SE V6 straight-up for this car. It was my daily driver shortly after I sold "The Godfather". I re-did most of the interior, although I doubt my bad job with the headliner is still holding up! After driving it for awhile it began to have trouble starting until one day the engine seized right up while cranking. I was still learning then and this was my first Ford. I scratched my head and could not figure out why, but I realized that I knew very little about the motors past as it wasn't the original 302 so maybe it was dead. I even tried the breaker bar on the crank and it was seized up tight. Well, the guy I got it from had a T-Bird with a carb'd 302 from a '92 Mustang running 13's in the 1/4 mile that he sold to me for $400. When pulling the motor out of the Ranchero I had a hard time getting the motor & trans separated because I couldn't get the starter to come off. After it finally came loose (and everything else was already done) I found the motor was fine. The starter had engaged the flywheel and froze up right there. Here I am swapping an engine because of a bad starter! Well, the end result was worth it. I painted the motor and engine bay while it was out, installed a better motor, and she ran like a top from there on out. Purred like a kitten, and growled like a tiger. These things handle surprisingly well, too! With a grocery-getter rear end it didn't have a lot of get-up-and-go, but we were cruisin at 120mph before my wife even realized we were going way too fast and started hollerin at me!
- After having a grand total of around $900 into the car (including the car) I sold it for $5,000 when I couldn't afford to ship it from Hawaii to the mainland.


Manufacturer.......................Ford Motor Company
Production..........................1957 - 1979
Body style...........................2-door pickup
Production Run................1968 - 1971
Engine(s).............................250 I6, 302 V8, 351C V8, FE390 V8, & FE428 Cobra Jet V8
Transmission(s)....................3 or 4-speed manual, 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic, 3-speed C4 automatic

Factory Options

(How it was equipped, though the optional wheels are gone now)
Air conditioning
Bucket seats
AM/FM radio
Optional wheels
Front disc brakes
Hood scoop


302 5.0 from a 1992 Mustang converted to carb
Holley Blue electric fuel pump

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