This Cobra-Jet-Powered 1970 Ford Ranchero GT is the Ultimate Delivery Vehicle

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It’s a good thing the eventual Ohio owner of this juiced-up Ford Ranchero is used to working on cars. Some assembly was required.

Apparently, Rick Parker, who also owns a classic car dealership in central Ohio is accustomed to being patient, too.

He had known about this rust-free barn find for four years before he got his chance to buy it. When he did, it didn’t have an engine under its hood, but its tags said it was supposed to be packing a 429-cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8. Parker found a shaker assembly on the passenger seat that would fit nicely inside the cutout in the hood.


Eventually, Parker went back to the shop of the man who sold him the dusty car/pickup hybrid to retrieve the numbers-matching CJ, which has been rebuilt and runs through a four-speed close-ratio stick and 3.50 gears.

After getting a good cleaning, Magnum wheels, and Polyglas tires, this Ranchero has a new life…as a parts-delivery vehicle for Parker’s shop.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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