1966 Ford F100 Ranger Custom Cab, original California truck
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Used 1966 Ford F-100 88,000 miles
Marina Del Rey, CA
This is a VERY RARE truck! In 1965 Ford came out with a new option for Ford pick ups called the Ranger option. It consisted of bucket seats, carpeting, a curtain that covered the gas tank behind the seats and special badges that said RANGER. These trucks used the same seats as the 65, 66 Mustangs. There were so few of these trucks produced that most people have never heard of them, much less seen one.This truck also has Twin I-Beam front suspension first introduced in the 1965 model, giving the trucks a more car-like ride while maintaining work-truck strength. Front leaf springs were replaced with coil springs, and the twin axles were held in place by large-radius arms. Splitting the axles allowed each wheel to travel over bumps and potholes independently, resulting in a much smoother ride.This one is in uncut and in original condition with only minor surface rust and an extremely straight body. The hood, doors, and tailgate all are solid and open and close cleanly. The grill, headlamp bezels, emblems and trim are in good condition and intact - these are the small things that cost you big money when restoring. Bumpers are straight and in good condition. There is surface rust in small spots in the usual places but no major rust anywhere. She only has one small ding near passenger side rear tail light and the brake light lens has a small crack in it other than that the body is near flawless. See pictures.Seats and dash are in great condition. Carpet is fair. Needs lower cover for speaker part of door panels, window cranks, and headliner. See pictures. Otherwise interior is complete and in good condition. A Grant steering wheel, aftermarket cup holder console and stereo are the only non-original parts. She has very strong 352 V8 and runs and idles smooth with no smoke. Engine is original rebuilt - not pretty but runs strong. Automatic transmission shifts good. She runs and drives great. I found her on a ranch off a dirt road 2 hours away and drove her the whole way back. She is a solid truck and a hell of a find!Clean title, currently registered until Feb. 2014. Has original California black plates!
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August 6 2013 on Facebook