Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero.

There is something about the 2nd generation Falcon based Ranchero that I just love. Besides the very cool name these cars offer an interesting mix of almost a Pony car combined with a utility vehicle and unlike the early 1st generation model or the later generation Ranchero, these smaller versions to me were the best Ranchero models ever made. The design looks perfectly balanced and they are also in my experience more fun to drive than any of the others. I also prefer them to any El amino model ever built. When I saw this one on AutoHunter I immediately grabbed it to feature it on The Journal.

The seller describes this 1963 Ranchero as being powered by a 302ci Ford V8 backed by a C4 three-speed automatic transmission. Finished in Corinthian White over a red vinyl interior, this Falcon Ranchero comes from the selling dealer with an owner’s manual, original sales documents, tilt steering column, power steering, radio block-off plate, custom wood-rimmed steering wheel, Lokar transmission shifter, front disc brakes.

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The photos of the exterior look excellent and this looks like a nice example. The seller describes it as painted in Corinthian White paint (code M) that is reported to be original. The car also has hood stop trim, and has been updated to LED taillights. It is riding on 14-inch Chevrolet Rally wheels with 1967 Chevrolet police car-style center caps that are clad in 205/75 Tempest whitewall radial tires.

The interior also looks excellent in the photos with a red vinyl bench seat and door cards. It has manual wheels and the addition of the aftermarket shifter and wood steering wheel make it look that much more sporty.

Under the hood is the aforementioned Ford 302 ci V8 engine. It features a 4-barrel carburetor, aluminum valve covers, aluminum air cleaner housing, and an aluminum radiator. It is backed by a replacement C4 three-speed automatic transmission.

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Overall this looks like a great Ranchero to take to shows, drive on weekends or buy and use as the world’s coolest work vehicle. If this car speaks to you as it does to me then you should place a bid on it and try to add it to your garage.

The auction for this 1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero ends Monday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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