Check out this old ad for the 1972 Ford Ranchero 500. The 2-door coupe/pickup was all the rage back in the day and came with a 302 engine under its sweeping hood and had a spacious 6 1/2-ft. cargo bed.
The sixth generation utility/pickup car was redesigned for this year and had a large fish mouth – Torino grille, optional racing mirrors and shiny, hub caps with trim rings.
Ford brochures of the period described Rancheros as “Man-sized pickup cars with roomy comfort, convenience and luxury.” Hilarious.
It’s the pickup car with plenty of history.
Photos courtesy of Alden Jewell via Flickr and The Old Car Brochures Manual Project .