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1969 Ford Ranchero GT 390/4 Speed


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Lot # 240
Seller: HNT Motors
Location: Torrance, CA
VIN: 9K49S168841
Miles: TMU
Engine: 390ci V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Private/Dealer: Dealer
Category: Classic Muscle Trucks
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In 1968, the Fairlane line was supplemented by the new Torino, and the 4th generation Ranchero followed suit.  Overall, the new Ranchero was not only bigger, but also more angular than before with its more horizontal grille and horizontal quad headlamps which seemed to be the new following of all manufacturers of this era.  The interior was all new, as well, sharing the Torino/Fairlane’s distinctive four-pod instrument cluster.

Three trim levels were offered, beginning with the sparsely trimmed base Ranchero, the Ranchero 500 trimmed like the corresponding Fairlane 500, and the top-of-the line Ranchero GT with its Torino GT trim. Engine choices began with the 250 cubic inch to the most powerful 428 cu in (7.0 L) Cobra Jet.

Like the Torino/Fairlane, the Ranchero could be had with virtually all of the same options as its cousins, including air conditioning, bucket seats, center console, AM/FM radio, optional wheels, front power disc brakes, hood scoop (standard on GT), and even a vinyl top. Changes across the 1969 model line were slight and included a flatter three-piece grille less the horizontal crossbar and Ford crest, relocation of GT grille badging from the crest to the lower right corner of the grille as viewed from the front, a change from black-faced instruments with white numerals to brushed aluminum with black numerals and a slimmer, two-spoke steering wheel pad similar to those across the Ford product line, unlike the wheel with its broader “safety pad” and separate horn ring used in the 1968 intermediates and compacts. While the pad may have changed, the horn ring did not. The only change unique to the Ranchero was the relocation of the “Ranchero” script from the rear quarter panels to the front fenders.

This Ranchero is equipped with the GT package, 390 motor, and 4 speed transmission which was somewhat of a rare combo.  The attached Marti Report shows that only 50 were ordered and made in this combo and only 33 were made in this color combo so this is a very rare car.  That said, during it ownership the color was changed from its original black on black to the blue shown with blue bucket seats.  From what we know it has always been a CA car and still is a CA registered car.  It drives great the way it is or do a complete restoration and have one of the rarest Ranchero’s out there.  Good luck and happy bidding.

 



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High Bid $0 By Private5
Auction Ended Dec. 29 at 2:41 pm U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: Cobraguy65

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Cobraguy65 December 29, 2021 12:25 PM $16,500
Fordman55 December 28, 2021 6:04 PM $15,000
Jetlag5858@hotmail.com December 28, 2021 2:36 PM $13,600
C-YA December 23, 2021 3:03 PM $13,500
Fordman55 December 23, 2021 3:01 PM $12,500
Auction started December 29, 2021 2:40 PM
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Cobraguy65

Congrats Jetlag5858. This is a very special animal, wish I would have won! Enjoy

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carzncoffee

Not much a Ranchero fan but this is cool. GLWTA

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