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1973 Ford Ranchero 500 5.8L

Make: Ford
Model: Ranchero
SubModel: 500
Type: U/K
Trim: 500
Year: 1973
Mileage: 132,070
VIN: 3A47H267144
Color: Gold
Engine: 5.8L 5752CC 351Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Nampa, Idaho, United States

1973 Ford Ranchero 500 Additional Info:

This 1973 Ford Ranchero has been extensively refurbished, but I would not consider it fully restored.
Car sat in an Idaho barn for 20 years after the husband passed away. I believe the car has turned over once and has 132,000 miles
Very straight Idaho car. It has been repainted it's original factory gold metallic paint and has a new black vinyl top (like original). This is the original 351 Cleveland 2V engine (not rebuilt). 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 (no smoke). The alternator is new, the distributor is new and the points were replaced with the Pertronix Flamethrower electronic ignition. The stock coil was replaced with an Accel high output coil. The Interstate battery is new. Spark plugs and wires are new. It has new chrome valve covers with new gaskets, new pan gasket, new Summit Racing air cleaner.
Excellent performance. Very peppy compared to the stock original two barrel set up.
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 visors, new headliner, new carpet and looks and smells new. A Pioneer AM-FM-CD-Bluetooth stereo was installed with 4 speakers. Sounds super!
All four shocks are new and much of the dual exhaust system is new. Has a nice mellow sound.
The moldings and emblems were shaved from the sides and front for a more modern streamlined look, but I will provide all the emblems for the new buyer. They are in excellent condition. See pic
The body had small areas of rust around the rear fenders and at the bottom of the rockers. The rusty metal was cut out and replaced with new steel.
The bed is black Rhino lined, so it can actually be used to haul things. The bedliner wraps around the entire rear window.
The original A/C unit works and is charged, but is noisy (clutch bearing). Everything works as it should. It it drives and handles very well. Brakes were in good condition when inspected.
Has Pirelli 15" radial tires and aftermarket alloy rims installed on the car. Narrower tires in front and wider at rear. Also comes with the original set of 4 stock wheels, hubcaps and beauty rings with new Kumho Radial tires (14') and like new Michelin radial spare. Tinted glass is good, chrome is good (no pitting).
It's a 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 is Ranchero is closer in condition to High Retail. It is not a 20 footer, as they describe. Looking to sell near average.
This would be an excellent driver car or take it to the local car shows on weekends.
Collector, classic and muscle cars are steadily going up each year due to demand and limited supply. The return has been much better than any savings account I can find.
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 mine 83687 in Nampa, Idaho and each company will provide you with several quotes.
I am 64 and am not great with new technology. Still prefer a phone call for your questions. 208-345-1400 Kurt