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1979 Ford Ranchero GT Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door 5.0L

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  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Ranchero
  • SubModel: GT
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: GT Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 17,075
  • VIN: 9H48F141824
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 5.0L 302Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States


For sale a 1979 Ranchero in very good condition. Previous seller claimed this vehicle had an $8,000 paint job. It has some small paint chips but no dents or major scratches. Some of the aluminum trim is oxidized and worn- but overall it looks great. Since buying this vehicle last June for $12,800 - I've made the following improvements:
Replaced all four tires with Dunlop raised letter sport tires;Purchasedred Ford center caps and installed forall four wheels;Bought a rim and new spare tire and jack as the vehicle was missing these items;Replaced the fuel sending unit;Connected the sport mirror adjusting knobs - so they adjust remotely; Replaced the voltage regulator; Replaced the Alternator - see upgraded engine pictures; Replaced the starter solenoid - see upgraded engine pictures. Replaced the steering wheel;Replaced theturn signal switch and front turn signal sockets;Purchased and installed two rear bumper guards; Purchased and installed four stainless steel tie downs for the bed; Purchased and replaced some interior trim which was scratched and missing air vent vanes; Added a Marine Corps Grill Emblem - which I can replace with a Ford Emblem if you like.
The vehicle is now a solid driving vehicle and while not a show vehicle looks better than most Rancheros of this model year. Since I bought it in June it's been kept in an underground garage and driven sparingly. Most of the miles I've put on it have been to get parts for it and have minor issues fixed. I'm selling it because I'm looking for a parade vehicle - preferably a 1965 American Convertible.
The odometer is only showing 17,045+ miles; but since it's an antique I'm sure it's been around at least once. The engine starts right up and I've had no problems with the drive train - so I'm not certain if it has the original engine and drive train in it or not.
ThisRanchero is being sold As-Is. There is no warranty what-so-ever.Buyer is responsible for shipping the vehicle and needs to pick up the vehicle in Arlington, VA or arrange to have it picked up. A $1,000 no refundable deposit is required within threedays of the sale. Virginia does not require vehicles over 25 years old tomeet emissions standards -this one has never been tested while I owned it; but I'm sure itdoesn't meet them as it doesn't have all those extra hoses. You may want to check your state regulations to see if they are similar to Virginia's for older automobiles.
I was asked for pictures of the under carriage - not having a lift - I took some with the Ranchero on a slight incline in the wash rack of the parking garage where it resides.
I suggest, if possible, bidders make an appointment to view theRanchero before bidding. I'm starting the auction at $10,500 and it's a no-reserve auction. So please only bid if you're ready and able to buy this nice Ranchero. It should be a bargain, since I have about $15K in it now. Thanks for reading this. . . good luck in buying your next truck.
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