Saddle up for this 1957 Ford Ranchero Restomod, the first-ever of its kind. Unique for its era, with a single headlight front end, a design so sleek and well-integrated it appears almost custom or 'frenched' straight from the factory. The grille and bumper, too, exhibit a smoother, more streamlined style than their later 1950s counterparts, making this particular model a sought-after gem. The Ranchero's black exterior adorned with custom pinstriping in hues of light blue and hot pink, tracing lines and curves with a playful yet sophisticated flair that extend to the tailgate, B-pillar, and doors. The bed, fully lined, is ready for whatever task lies ahead, the brightwork, shining with intensity. Rounding off this Restomod are the 15-inch smoothie wheels, blending perfectly with the Ranchero's classic aesthetics.
The interior, a harmonious blend of white vinyl and blue piping, echoes the exterior's pinstriping. This is where the SN95 Mustang keeps a watchful eye on the vehicle's heart while maintaining the original Ranchero's soul. The white vinyl bench, inviting and comfortable, is perfect for long drives or short jaunts around town. And with the floor-mounted shifter for the 5-speed, you're in complete control of this steed. The AC controls, discreet yet effective, ensure your comfort no matter the weather outside. And an AM radio sits within the dash, harmonizing perfectly with this Ranchero.
Lifting the iconic hood of this Restomod reveals a powerful heart: a 4.6 Liter DOHC 32 Valve V8 engine, originally hailing from an early 2000s Cobra Mustang. Teamed up with a robust T5 manual transmission, the engine enjoys a range of thoughtful upgrades. These include an electric fan-equipped radiator and a tweaked cold air intake, both enhancing performance without compromising the classic essence of the vehicle. Power flows effortlessly to a dependable Ford 9-inch rear axle, featuring a dual exhaust setup with Dynomax mufflers that produce a commanding engine growl. To match this power, the Ranchero is equipped with front disc brakes, ensuring it can come to a halt when needed.
4.6 Liter DOHC 32 Valve V8 Engine (from early 2000s Cobra Mustang)
5 Speed Manual Transmission (T5)
Front Disc Brakes
Dual Exhaust with Dynomax Mufflers
Modified Cold Air Intake
Radiator with Electric Fans
Black Paint with Blue/Purple Pinstripes
15"" Smoothie Wheels
Full Bed Lining
Bright Work in Excellent Condition
White Vinyl Bench Seat with Blue Piping
SN95 Mustang Gauge Cluster
Painted Interior Surfaces Matching Exterior
Aftermarket AC/Heat Controls
Over $16k in Receipts for Engine/Transmission Swap
Restoration and Upgrade Documentation
Distinct First-Ever Ranchero Model with Single Headlight Front End
This 1957 Ford Ranchero Restomod combines the spirit of the Wild West with the precision of modern engineering. It's a true rarity, a sight you won't come across often on today's roads. Call today!