Vehicle of the Month: 1975 Ford Ranchero

This 1975 Ford Ranchero, was recently donated to the American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure program, with proceeds going towards cancer research, education, resources, support and treatment.

Produced between 1957 and 1979 the Ranchero was a unique two-door sedan on a station wagon body with a cargo bed in the back.

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Most prominent on the 70s Rancheros was a wide, gaping ‘fishmouth’ grille and a new body-on-frame design.

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In pop culture, Ranchero‘s can be found:

  • In the music video for Brooks and Dunn’s hillbilly deluxe.
  • The character of Harvey Leek on the TV show Nash Bridges drove a 1972 Ranchero.
  • On an episode of My Name is Earl, the character of Earl bought a 1970 Ford Ranchero for his brother Randy.
  • It has been reported that the Ford Ranchero was the favorite vehicle of Elvis Presley. Indeed, he owned a 1967 Ford Ranchero 500, purchased new in 1967 by Elvis, for use on his small ranch in Northern Mississippi. This Ranchero reportedly now belongs to the Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton, Arkansas.
  • In the James Bond movie “Goldfinger”, Odd Job used a blue 1964 Ranchero to return a crushed Lincoln Continental to Auric Goldfinger’s ranch.

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