1965 Ford Ranchero

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Rancheros qualify for Truck Monday, too!

1965 Ford Ranchero


The Ford Ranchero is no stranger to Alameda; so far we've seen this '64, this '65, this '68, this '79, and this '79 in this series. Today we've got a Ranchero work truck with a nice flame job (flames always run the risk of looking clichéd, but I think they almost always look good on a Falcon-based Ranchero).

1965 Ford Ranchero


In 1965, the Ranchero was still called a "Falcon Ranchero," and you paid $2,095 for one. That got you the uninspiring-but-reliable 170-cube six with a three-on-the-tree manual transmission. The base '65 El Camino- which was a bigger vehicle- sold for $2,272, but the tough choice for Ford truck shoppers might have been the F-100-versus-Ranchero decision: just $1,981 for a Styleside F-100 pickup. Of course, the Ranchero was the better choice if driving comfort was more important than load capacity.

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero

1965 Ford Ranchero


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