THIS OLD AD The 1972 Ford Ranchero 500

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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.

1972 Ford Ranchero

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.

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Photos courtesy of Alden Jewell via Flickr and The Old Car Brochures Manual Project .

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