1957 Ford Custom Ranchero
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1957 Ford Custom Ranchero
1957 Ford Custom Ranchero
Debut model year for Ford’s hybrid car-truck
One of 15,277 Custom Rancheros made in 1957
351 CID V-8 engine
Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission
Colonial White over Starmist Blue exterior
Colonial and blue vinyl interior (code X)
Air-conditioning, power steering and power brakes
Thunderbird wire wheel covers
If you collect classic Fords, you will want to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to see this one. We are very pleased to offer this 1957 Ford Custom Ranchero. Built at Ford’s San Jose, California factory on February 5, 1957, about two months after being unveiled at the National Automobile Show in New York. This is one of 15,277 Custom Rancheros (VIN code 66B) made in 1957.
Finished in a beautiful Colonial White over Starmist Blue, this truck’s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. Its bodywork is solid and straight, its engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery looks new, there’s a black tonneau cover for the bed and the chrome bumpers are in excellent order. This Ranchero was originally painted Colonial White over Dresden Blue (code CE).
Under that forward-hinged hood is a 351 CID V-8 that replaced the 292 CID V-8 Custom Rancheros had installed at the factory. Backing that engine is a Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission.
This Ranchero rolls on wide whitewall radial tires with Thunderbird wire wheel covers. The tires and wheels are in overall very good order.
Inside, the Colonial and Blue (code X) interior is in overall excellent order, mirroring the exterior. The white bench seat with blue insert looks fantastic, as do the matching inner door panels and carpet. The three-spoke aftermarket steering wheel rim glows in the light. A Retro Sound AM/FM stereo is at home in the blue metal instrument panel.
Introduced in December 1956, three months after the traditional September model year start-up, the Ranchero was based on the standard and new-for-1957 full-sized Ford platform, specifically the short wheelbase Custom sedan, two-door Ranch Wagon and utilitarian Courier sedan delivery.
Essentially a Courier with an open, reinforced bed, its own unique rear window and integrated cab and cargo box, the Ranchero was initially offered in two trim levels, and throughout the model run, was built on the corresponding automobile assembly line, but sold through Ford’s truck division. An extremely basic standard model was marketed to traditional pickup truck buyers such as farmers while the Custom picked up most of the options and accessories available on the Fairline line, including stainless steel bodyside moldings and two-tone paint.
Upscale models were badged both as a Fairlane and Ranchero, with a stylized representation of a Longhorn as the symbol for the model located on the tailgate. Indeed, print advertising of the time played on the theme of the American Southwest that the Spanish model name and Longhorn symbol were meant to evoke, showing artistic representations of the vehicle being used in ranching and outdoor activities, proclaiming it as “More Than A Car! More Than A Truck!” The Ranchero was a hit with both the automotive press and the buying public, filling an untapped market niche for vehicles with the utility of a light pickup and the ease of operation and riding characteristics of a car. In fact, the Ranchero had a marginally higher cargo capacity by about 50 pounds than the half-ton F-Series pickup.
Competition to this Ranchero in 1957 included the re-badged Meteor for Canada plus Chevrolet’s 3100, Dodge’s C-100 and Ford’s F-100 half-ton pickup trucks.
This is a gorgeous first-year Ranchero in a color combination that will turn heads. If you’re a classic Ford fan, you like car-truck blends like this or you’re looking for something different to add to your rolling repertoire, you owe it to yourself to visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars and check this one out.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 24,101 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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||351 CID V-8
||Colonial White/Starmist Blue
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ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE/IS, AS/IS. ! TO BID YOU MUST BE OVER 18 and pay with a money order, cashier’s check or wire transfer. Please do not bid without the intent to finalize this transaction. Sorry, NO bid retractions allowed, ask questions BEFORE you bid. Your bid is a binding contract.
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Motoexotica Classic Cars has been a part of Motors since 1999 and has maintained a great reputation and 100% positive feedback. We would like to keep it that way for future customers! The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars, LLC). You will need to check with your local government for any special rules regarding these older vehicles passing any inspections. We will not be held liable for any vehicle not passing inspection.
The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking, we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales, whether through or otherwise.
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check, Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card, Visa, Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195.00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer, inventory tax, holding costs, vehicle preparation, storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect, new car. Once full payment has been received, Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world, please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica.com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway, Germany, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, Brazil, British Columbia, Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10,000 to $500,000, and flexible terms of up to 12 years, you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS, AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths, styles, tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS, AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all classic and exotic vehicles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse, are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle, no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense.
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