Gorgeous Brandy Wine Paint
Rare Bucket Seat Interior
Factory Air Conditioning
Factory Power Disc Brakes
Factory Power Steering
Performance Built 400M
Crisp Shifting C6 Automatic Transmission
This Ranchero received a frame-on restoration about 10 years ago consisting of a rebuilt engine, transmission, paint and interior. The previous owner reported spending $40k on the build. Since then it has seen very limited use.
The paint looks quite nice with deep finish on straight panels. The chrome & bright trim are in great condition. There are no visible rust issues on top or the bottom.
The desirable bucket seat interior still looks fresh with nice fit & finish on comfortable seats. The instrumentation works properly.
Under the hood the 400 has been rebuilt with a nice street performance set up. It has a mild lope to the idle and quite impressive low end torque with nice power through out the RPM range. Receipt docs show rare Australian Cleveland heads and a Comp Cam. The aluminum intake, Holley carburetor, Street Fire ignition and long tube headers help the combination to make an estimated 380 horsepower and nearly 500 ft/lbs of torque.
The Air Conditioning system is functional but a top off of the charge should be in order due to the amount of time since completion.
The canopy is a custom unit we have not see before. It fits well and has a surprisingly good look. It is easily removed/installed with 2 people.
The bed was painted with a color matched bed liner. This should keep it protected from the elements and also give you some utility for those swap meets or Costco runs.
Out on the road this Ranchero is SMOOOOTH. Steering is crisp & responsive. For the size it is actually quite nimble. The extra power from the engine build really makes it a fun driver.
For Washington State residents only, A documentary service fee in an amount up to $150 may be added to the purchase price or capitalized cost.