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1957 Ford Ranchero Resto-Mod

1957 Ford Ranchero Custom for sale in Bellingham, Washington, United States

Item location: Bellingham, Washington, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Ranchero
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Custom
Year: 1957
Mileage: 26,000
VIN: C7RF148992
Color: Silver
Engine size: 302 CID V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Cassette Player, CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford Ranchero 1957

Offered for sale is a rare opportunity for a truly one of a kind resto-modded 1957 Ford Ranchero. This is part of our President/CEO's personal collection owned by us for the past 10 years. The original frame-on restoration was of excellent quality and the vehicle shows the same as when we first took delivery on it over a decade ago, indicating that this was redone properly. The car turns heads and grabs enthusiastic compliments wherever it goes.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone to make an ever-appreciating investment in both the value of this vehicle, as well as your happiness and joy in being able to experience this exquisite piece of American history.

Included in the write-up below is an appraisal assessment exhaustively describing the details of the vehicle. This description comes from an expert vehicle appraiser (served as curator for the British Columbia Transportation museum for over a decade) who we hired to assess the vehicle’s value and condition for insurance purposes.

If any further questions for anything to do with the vehicle and this listing, please use the ‘Contact Us’ link with this listing, or call 1-604-332-3361.
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Appraisal Description Report:
SUBJECT VEHICLE: 1957 Ford
MODEL: Ranchero
SERIAL NUMBER: C7RF-148992:
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: San Jose, California USA
COACH BUILDER: Ford Motor Company and custom builders
VIN DECODE
C7RF-148992
C- 292 CID V8 original engine
7- 1957
R- San Jose, California assembly plant
F- Ranchero
148992- basic production number beginning at 100001 and up
PATENT PLATE DECODE
Body 66B­ Ranchero
Color VE2- Flame Red/Colonial White original body color
Trim AU- Doeskin Tan, original interior trim
PRODUCTION CODE NO. 15B711522
15B- February 15 scheduled production date
711522- body plant production sequence number, no correlation to the VIN
1. BODY AND EXTERIOR
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A “frame on” restored 1957 Ranchero. During restoration the truck was stripped to bare metal and any rusted or damaged panels repaired or replaced. Subtle custom touches were performed. Quality of restoration is very good.

EXTERIOR FINISH: The truck is finished in Silver with red, silver and yellow flame motif outlined in blue pinstripe on the hood and front fenders. Pinstripe design adorns the tailgate. Paint quality is very good.
FRONT FENDERS: Very good restored condition. The inner fenders are well finished.

HOOD: Very good restored condition, the underside is well finished. The hinges and latches work well, fit is good. All chrome trim and badges are removed and the holes filled.

ROOF: Very good restored condition.

DOORS: Very good restored condition, the hinges are tight and panel fit is good. Minor paint chips on door edges. The door handles have been removed and the holes filled. Remote poppers with emergency release are fitted.

RUNNING BOARDS, ROCKER PANELS, DOOR SILLS: Very good restored rocker panels. New inner sills have been installed.

REAR FENDERS: Very good restored condition.

BOX: The restored box is covered by a black canvas tonneau.

GRILL AND BRIGHT WORK: The bumpers and grille have been rechromed, all remaining trim and badges have been removed. The windshield and side window stainless steel trim is in good repolished condition.

LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL DETAIL: Rewired for modern components and powertrain:
  • Remote door poppers
  • Mallory Unilite distributor
  • Chrome alternator
  • MSD spark plug leads
  • Vintage Air AC/heater unit
  • Autopal headlamps
  • Electric wind shield wipers

EXTERNAL ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS:
  • Dual rally mirrors
  • Radio antenna
  • Backup lamps

2. GLASS

TYPE AND CONDITION: Tinted/shaded windshield in good condition. Good original side and rear glass. All channels, rubbers and cat’s whiskers in good condition.
3. CHASSIS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The original chassis has been refurbished with rebuilt and upgraded suspension components:
  • Dual master cylinder and power booster
  • New fuel tank

MOTOR AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT DETAIL: Rebuilt 302 V8:
  • Polished aluminum air cleaner with K&N element
  • Polished aluminum intake manifold
  • Polished aluminum valve covers
  • Polished wire looms
  • Billet pulleys
  • Smoothed firewall
  • High performance camshaft
  • The engine compartment is clean, painted and well detailed

COOLING SYSTEM:
  • Upgraded radiator
  • AC condenser
  • Electric radiator cooling fan
  • Flex fan
  • All hoses, belts, and clamps are in good condition
  • Polished overflow tank

EXHAUST SYSTEM: Ceramic coated Hooker tubular headers to 2 ½” dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers.

TRANSMISSION, CLUTCH ASSEMBLY AND DRIVELINE: Three speed automatic in good condition.

FRONT SUSPENSION: Upgraded stock independent unit with power disc brakes and adjustable proportioning valve.

REAR SUSPENSION: Parallel leaf springs with tube shocks.

DIFFERENTIAL: Ford 9” in good condition.

GENERAL UNDERBODY CONDITION: Clean and painted black.

TIRES:
Front: Nexen N7000 245/40ZR18.
Rear: Nexen N7000 255/55ZR18.
4. INTERIOR

INTERIOR TRIM: The interior has been reupholstered in charcoal tweed and black vinyl. All components show well.

DASHBOARD: Restored stock dashboard. Autometer gauges have been installed in a custom gauge panel:
  • Tachometer
  • Volts
  • Oil pressure
  • Speedometer
  • Water temperature
  • Fuel
  • The AC controls are fitted in the ashtray

STEERING COLUMN AND CONTROLS INCLUDING GEAR SELECTOR:
  • Ididit tilt column finished in black
  • Grant black leather wrapped wheel
  • B&M console floor shift
  • Custom built center console with CB installed

FRONT SEATS: Stock bench repadded and reupholstered in rolled charcoal tweed with black vinyl trim.

HEADLINER: Charcoal tweed headliner recovered with charcoal tweed visors and windlace.

DOOR PANELS: Rolled charcoal tweed panels with black vinyl inserts and carpeted kick strips. Custom charcoal tweed kick panels with speakers fitted.

CARPETS AND MATS: Black nylon carpets with loose mats.

DOOR AND WINDOW CONTROLS AND LOCKING MECHANISMS: Manual controls, with remote poppers, all operational.

GLOVE COMPARTMENT: Restored lid with modified inner liner to clear AC/heater unit.

WEATHER STRIPPING: New weather stripping rubber components and windlace throughout.

INTERIOR ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS:
  • Clarion Rax 6500Z AM/FM/CD
  • CB unit
  • Center console
  • Vintage Air AC/heater unit
  • Tachometer
  • Shoulder harness/lap belts
  • Speakers in doors and kick panels

5. VEHICLE HISTORY: Purchased from Virginia in 2008, upgrades and improvements since that time.
6. COMMENTS AND OVERALL IMPRESSION: A well restored and upgraded Ranchero. Custom performance upgrades enhance this car’s appeal. Quality parts, workmanship and attention to detail evident throughout.
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