Antique Cars – The Ford Ranchero

With all the heavy topics I have posted about, I thought I would change it up a bit by posting something fun! Yeah, fun…I think I may have a vague recollection of what that might be like…

As some of you may already know, my husband and I are avid antique car fans.  We even have a blog dedicated entirely to this topic at

Imagine my surprise walking around my home town and suddenly spotting an antique automobile being towed. From far away, it sort of looked like an El Camino, but upon closer inspection it became very clear that this was none other than the 1957 Ford Ranchero, one of the earliest ever built.

Ranchero  Ranchero2

Though it may look like a pickup truck to some, the Ranchero is actually a coupe sitting on a modified station wagon chassis, with the truck bed incorporated into the body structure. It has very similar attributes to the Ford Fairlane, which I’ve had the pleasure of driving once around the block (thanks to a friend of my husband’s).  The Ranchero was advertised as better than a car or a truck, since it combined the convenience of a pickup truck with the ease of handling of a coupe.  All in all, not a bad car. I’m sure the new owner of this Ranchero is quite proud to have it in his driveway.

You can find out more about the Ford Ranchero here:

If you have any interesting old car stories, please feel free to share 🙂




2 thoughts on “Antique Cars – The Ford Ranchero

  1. This is a link to the only thing I have ever written on my blog that is car-related. I am loving the Ranchero though, we never really had cars like this in England, when I was young. Thanks for commenting on my post. Nice to welcome you to England, and sorry to hear of all those financial woes! Three marriages, and lots of grief over the years, have taught me that life has a way of getting better – eventually. Regards, Pete, Norfolk, England.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I read your post about cars and commented on your wish list, especially the Citroen DS. I can understand why you like it so much. As for the woes you mention, such is life. “This, too, shall pass”. In the meantime, I will continue to keep a positive outlook and keep working to improve myself in all aspects of my life. Thanks again for your kind words. Regards, A.

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