55 Ranchero

Discussion in 'Rancheros For Sale' started by Kiwirancher, May 15, 2020.

  1. Kiwirancher

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    Hi All , just perusing Hemmings Rancheros for sale and saw a 55 custom Ranchero. Looked quite good , a lot of work done. Would be interested what others think. No , I don’t want to buy it - happy with my 66 ! Also to get a vehicle out here these days would at least triple the US sticker price .
    Denis.
     
  2. Huevos

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    No such thing as a '55 Ranchero...
     
  3. beerbelly

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    A '55 would be rare for sure....
     
  4. Kiwirancher

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    Definitely a custom one off.
     
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  7. Kiwirancher

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    Yeah , that’s it. It is advertised as a Ranchero but as we all know it is a custom build.
    Denis.
     
  8. Hillbilly

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    I think I like that rear window treatment better than a true coupe utility. Obviously a custom build with steering on the wrong side. 1955 ute brocure.png
     
  9. 5.0 Chero

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    Me thinks the bed area must not be done very well...... no pictures of inside of the "Bed"
     
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  10. Huevos

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    My Dad was working at Ford Back then, one of the designers of the original Ranchero was Allen Inhelder, he just passed away a couple years ago.
    In 53 my Dad said they had drawings of the sedan utility on the drawing board.
     
  11. Kiwirancher

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    That doesn’t surprise me . The mainline in Hillbillies post is the same as I owned way back except mine was an Aussie 57 , same front end as a 56 custom. I will try to get my wife to scan a couple of old photos and see if I can post them.
    Denis
     
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    Definitely don't look the 57 Ute I saw in Australia a few years ago. For the kind of money they want for this I would expect some nicer door panels and somebody should detail the underneaths. I wish Ford would have sent some of their last version of the Falcon Utes our way before they shut down the factory down there.
     
  13. Jimbob

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    Looks like a Crown Vic conversion, looks good
     
  14. Kiwirancher

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    I could never understand why the Aussie utes were never available in the US , mostly nice lookers and some with plenty of power too.
    Denis.
     

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