TRUCK YOU! A 1960 Ford F-100 Panel and a 1957 Ranchero
Owning a classic Ford truck is quite admirable. After all, the vehicle is far more than just a ride. In fact, it’s a part of history. And though we might not call owning one of the antique rigs rare per se, it is still a rather uncommon feat in our modern day and age. Many of the rides just don’t exist anymore, having ended up in dumps, rotting on someone’s property, or totaled beyond repair. Still, many of these amazing steel machines still roam the streets, and for that we are glad.
FTE member Jim (A.K.A. “hiball3985“) is the proud owner of two rigs that are a bit more than just classics; we would actually not hesitate to call these rare finds. After all, not all antique trucks were created equal, and many, such as these, are seen so infrequently that one might not hesitate to jump up and point with excitement when one is actually on the street!
The rides that Jim owns are a 1960 F-100 Panel, and a 1957 Ford Ranchero. Both appear to be in great shape and are quite a wonderful sight, especially for an enthusiast of this era of Ford trucks. The Panel truck has a stock 223 cubic inch motor, a 3-speed overdrive transmission, air conditioning, and bucket seats.
The Ranchero, painted an amazing two-tone red and black, has a stock 292 cubic inch motor, a 3-speed transmission, rebuilt stock suspension, Cragar wheels, and more.
Just seeing these classic rides on the road is enough to make any Ford fanatic smile, but seeing that they have been well cared for and look to be in immaculate condition only makes it that much better! Go stop by Jim’s garage and leave some comments, browse the photography, and have a great time! Be sure to keep your garage up to date and maybe you’ll be featured next week on TRUCK YOU!