Ranchero: Spanish for Untamed


For some people it's Mustang vs. Camaro, F-150 vs. Silverado, or uh, Focus vs. Cobalt. But back in the day you had another choice: Ranchero vs. El Camino! In 1957, two full years before the El Camino was born, Ford grafted a pickup bed onto a Fairlane and created the Ranchero. Which means that all these Camino clones are actually Ranchero clones. The Ranchero was so dominant that the first El Camino only lasted two years before Chevy pulled it off the market and went back to the drawing board. But there's so much more to learn about the Ranchero after the jump.

Like, for instance, did you know that the Ranchero was Elvis Presley's favorite car? Or that there were six generations of Ranchero on five different platforms from 1957 to 1959 1979? No, you didn't, because you're too busy listening to Pearl Jam. The Ranchero can also climb walls, lift ten tons, and sense danger a split-second before it actually happens. No, wait, that's Spider-Man. But still, the Ranchero deserves a special place in all of our pickup/car loving hearts.

Ford Ranchero [Wikipedia]

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