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1973 Ford Ranchero GT, 78K Miles, COLD AC, Well optioned, 351-Cleveland V8

1973 Ford Ranchero GT

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Ranchero
SubModel: GT
Type: U/K
Trim: GT
Year: 1973
Mileage: 78,130
VIN: 3A48H202643
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: U/K
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Air Conditioning
CD Player

Description for Ford Ranchero 1973

Up for auction is our super-clean 1973 Ford Ranchero GT with 78K actual miles. This Ranchero has been a Carolina car since new, nd never seen snow or salt.

This car originally belonged to my Great Uncle Lloyd who worked for Ford Motor Co. in their Cleveland Engine Assembly Plant. When Lloyd retired, e moved home to Newton, C and purchased this cool Ranchero. Lloyd drove this car sporadically, s it was always a second vehicle for him.

Lloyd was a smooth operator, ho was a big hit with the ladies even well into his later years. He drove a 2003 Ford Thunderbird convertible and had a girlfriend, ho was married, hen he passed at age 85. The other noteworthy item about Lloyd was that he had not been to see a doctor since he was discharged from the Army in 1945 following WWII.

Uncle Lloyd passed away in 2005, nd my Grandfather, ho was also in his early 80s at the time, nherited the car. I purchased this car from my Grandfather in 2010 and only put about 2000 miles on her over the past five years. We have taken the car on some 200-mile weekend road trips, ruising at 75-80 mph, nd she has performed flawlessly.

I replaced the vinyl top, he vinyl bench seat, nd the carpet due to sun fading.

This Ranchero is equipped with the 351-Cleveland engine that is favored by enthusiasts. This engine is equipped with a 2bbl carb that has been recently rebuilt. The drivetrain also consists of an FMX transmission and 3.00 Ford 9"rear axle for smooth highway cruising.

The car is tight and quiet. The engine starts and runs flawlessly. The transmission shifts smoothly. The engine has a nice sound with the glasspack mufflers. The car is very easy to drive with air-conditioning, ower steering, nd power disc brakes.

Other options include GT-package, ir-conditioning, hite vinyl roof, ower steering, ower disc brakes, isibility group, aised white letter tires, inted glass, agnum 500 chrome wheels, lectric clock, nd dual sport mirrors.

The AC has been converted to R134, nd blows ice cold. All of the lights work. Seatbelt and key-in-ignition buzzers work, nd are as annoying as heck!We did a quartz conversion on the optional electric clock, nd it keeps absolutely perfect time.

There was one high-quality repaint back in 2005, nd the correct stripe kit was sourced. There are several dings and some paint chips in the bed where we used it as a truck, nd hauled bicycles, awn mowers, tc. There is a ding in the corner of the rear bumper, ut these defects are clearly shown in the pictures. This is not a 100-point show car, ut a nice, lean driver, hat could be driven daily. The condition is a strong #2, nd capable of being shown with pride at cruise-ins and car shows. It is also a reliable vehicle that has never been abused. This truck has been regularly maintained, nd could be driven cross-country tomorrow while providing the best the 1970s had in terms of comfort and convenience.

Please see the pictures of the original sale documents, he owners/warranty manuals, tarting instructions, ord Certicard, nd the Marti report.

Underneath this truck is absolutely stunning. Please see all of the pictures.

The car was appraised at $15,000.00 in May of 2010, t the darkest point of the recession. Our reserve is a LOT less. Please also see the included Marti report that describes the car's options in detail.

The car has an aftermarket Kenwood stereo with 9" speakers in the doors. This stereo has an iPod interface, s well as Sirius/XM and Pandora. We do have a period new-in-box RCA AM/FM/8-track stereo that will go with the vehicle for the purists.

The interior is very nice, ut not perfect. There are some cracks in the pockets of the interior door handles that are hard to see.

I have been an Ebay member since 2001 and am proud of our 100% feedback. If you have zero or crappy feedback, lease contact me before you bid. Please ask any questions before you bid!!

We would welcome and encourage inspections. The car is located in Greenville, C. We are located 15-miles from Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport. We are 100-miles from Charlotte, 25-miles from Atlanta, 50-miles from Knoxville. If you would like to arrange an inspection by an independent mechanic, e would help to facilitate this.

We will assist with shipping the vehicle, owever, ll shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. The car can be shipped internationally through the new South Carolina inland port, hich is located about 15-miles from us.

Any questions? Please call me, d, t (864) 940-7065.