1965 Ford Ranchero



Our History
Gary Bergenske found this 1965 Ford Ranchero November 12, 2001.  The previous owner had done a lot of work fixing this car up.  He had done a new interior, paint job, engine work, chrome wheels and a vinyl cover for the back.  The little Ranchero runs good and is still a good little work truck.  We have used it to haul some bags of mulch in.  You should have seen all of the people standing around at the store watching us load it up.  Some were a bit upset we were even hauling anything in it yet.  Rest assured we had the newly painted bed well protected.  It is a neat looking little truck though, and they are getting vary scarce, you do not see many on the road anymore.


1965 Ranchero History
The 1964/1965 Ranchero changed Falcon design again and also featured all the performance upgrades as the Falcon car. In 1965 the v-8 option was now available in the 289 cubic inch version. Also available on deluxe Rancheros, was the very rare , two tone paint scheme for 1965 deluxe Rancheros. These Rancheros used the 1964 style double strip body side molding with the rear quarter panel chevrons (see photo). The 1966 Ranchero was somewhat of a unique vehicle in that its body style was only used for one year and followed the 1966 Falcon body lines. This was also available with 289-4v engine. A very nice looking truck with plenty of power.

From 1960 through 1966 the Ranchero followed the Falcon body style design and now became the compact Ranchero pickup. The early falcon Rancheros were a great economy hauler which boasted 30 miles per gallon from the 144 cubic inch six cylinder and able to haul an 800 pound load capacity. These trucks made good sense for the ranch or around town. In 1963 the Ranchero was equipped (optional) with a 260 v-8 engine. This new Ranchero had great styling following its father Falcon. Now also available with factory 4 speed manual transmission, buckets seats, and deluxe trim option, this was a truck to have.
The 1964/1965 Ranchero changed Falcon design again and also featured all the performance upgrades as the Falcon car. In 1965 the v-8 option was now available in the 289 cubic inch version. Also available on deluxe Rancheros, was the very rare , two tone paint scheme for 1965 deluxe Rancheros. These Rancheros used the 1964 style double strip body side molding with the rear quarter panel chevrons (see photo). The 1966 Ranchero was somewhat of a unique vehicle in that its body style was only used for one year and followed the 1966 Falcon body lines. This was also available with 289-4v engine. A very nice looking truck with plenty of power.


Specifications

Engine   200 cubic inch straight 6
Transmission   3 speed on the column
Payload   800 pounds
Standard Models   10,539
Deluxe Models   7,734
Model   Standard
Wheels   Custom Chrome