1973 Classic Ford Ranchero Vintage Hot Rod w/ Factory Air. California Muscle Car

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Ranchero
  • SubModel: 500
  • Trim: 500
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 74,000
  • VIN: 3A47H285831
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 5.8L 5752CC 351Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspira
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Steering, Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Safety options: Power Disk Brakes, Tow Package w/brake
  • Options: Louvered Hood, Racing Stripes, Sport Mirrors, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

1973 Ford Ranchero 500 Description

Just in time for Xmas !!

This 1973 Ford Ranchero 500 5.8L 351Cu. In. Cleveland V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated Classic has been extensively refurbished.

Car sat in a California garage for apx 2 years after the husband passed away. I believe the car has original74,000 miles & numbers matching.

(*Brand New itemsinclude carpets, seat, 4tires, fuel pump, radiator-hoses-thermostat, exhaust/headers, wires, plugs, belts, hoses, distributor cap, battery & sensor & smell "it smells like new"!.)

Very straight California no rust car. It has been repaintedan original blue metallic paint. This is the original 351 Cleveland 2V engine (see Marti Report). The two barrel Holley carb and factory manifold were replaced with a 1406 electric choke Edelbrock 4 barrel carb and aluminum Edelbrock manifold. It runs and starts excellent on 1st crank(no smoke). Radiator is new, the distributor is new and the points were replaced with the Pertronix Flamethrower electronic ignition. The stock coil was replaced with a high output coil. It has newer chrome valve covers with new gaskets, new pan gasket, K&N air cleaner & a mild cam. Excellent performance. Very responsivecompared to the stock original two barrel set up. All this means modern and easyfor any novice.

The transmission has been fully serviced and shifts well. I'm told it is a 3 speed FMX automatic transmission.

The interior has a new dash, new carpet (*all the way back into the storage area behind seats), new factory correct covered split bench and looks and smells new. Very comfortable.Has Pioneer AM-FM-CD-Bluetooth stereo installed with 4 speakers. Sounds good!

Much of the dual exhaust system is new. Has a nice mellow rumble sound. see/here (video)?

The moldings, emblems and reflectorswere shaved from the sides and front and aluminum and bumpers color key for a more modern streamlined look. Emblem on front is authentic.

The bed is black Rhino lined, so it can actually be used to haul things.

The factory A/C unit works and is charged. Everything works as it should. It drives and handles very well. Brakes were in good condition when inspected.

Has new BF Goodrich raised white letter 15" radial tires and 70's era American Racing Gunmetal Wheels installed on the car. Narrower tires in front and wider/taller at rear, for that wedge look. Tinted glass is good, chrome is good (no pitting).

Correct Ford racing stripes on newer gorgeous Cobalt Blue paint; custom louvered hood; sport mirrors;Tonneau cover set up & Factory tow package. ...with a Marti Report;

It's a very sharp car inside and out. Oct 2016 NADA guides price report shows $32,495 as High Retail (for a fully restored show car). It shows a value of $19,035 as Average Retail for the 500 model and according to the NADA condition description this Ranchero is closer in condition to High Retail. It is not a 20 footer, as they describe. Looking to sell at fair price.

This would be an excellent everyday driver car or take it to the local car shows on weekends as I do.

Collector, classic and muscle cars are steadily going up each year due to demand and limited supply.

If you want to get a quote on shipping the Ranchero to your location just Google Auto Transport Quotes and enter your zip code and mine92203 Bermuda Dunes, California and each company will provide you with several quotes.

Buyer pays shipping. Seller reserves right to sell vehicle and end auction before it's end if reserve not met.