Custom Nash-amino Needs No Explanation

Any vehicle that is post-op car to car-truck hybrid is bound to be a bizarre creation, but switching a rare example of a long defunct brand like a 1953 Nash is pretty much guaranteed to up the strange factor even further. Behold the Nash-amino. » 3/31/12 11:00am 3/31/12 11:00am

For $2,400, The SHOchero Rules

Blah, blah blah, Ranchero, Yada, yada, yada, El Camino. Let us not get into a debate over the merits of car-based pickup trucks, let us only bask in the awesome possum that is today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe SHO Taurus truck, the only debatable element of which may be its price. » 1/23/12 8:00am 1/23/12 8:00am

The Chevrolet El Camino turns 53

53 years ago today, Chevrolet introduced the1959 El Camino to the automotive world and it hasn't been the same since. In direct response to the popularity of the Ford Ranchero, Chevrolet had decided it needed to stake a claim in the world of the automotive based utility vehicle. » 10/16/11 9:00am 10/16/11 9:00am

How cars can bring us together

Because every conversation, on any topic, turns political these days it seems most have isolated themselves from differing opinions to just avoid the trouble. That creates nothing more than an endless navel-gazing echo chamber. But a chance encounter with a Ranchero-ized metallic green Lincoln Continental was a… » 10/10/11 3:30pm 10/10/11 3:30pm

Rare and original 1947 Hudson truck for sale on Ebay

Although it's generally accepted the Ranchero was the first of the car/trucks, Hudson produced a more utility based truck using the front sheet metal from their cars in the late 1940s. The result was a unique mixture of car and truck that predated the Ranchero by 11 years. This very original example of a rare Hudson… » 9/25/11 12:30pm 9/25/11 12:30pm

The 1958 El Nomado is the car-truck hybrid Chevrolet never made

Although Chevrolet didn't introduce the El Camino until 1959, what if they had decided to unleash their unique utility vehicle on the world one year earlier? Behold the El Nomado, a well executed custom vehicle currently listed on Ebay that answers that exact question. Even with a lot of modern custom touches, this… » 7/23/11 11:00am 7/23/11 11:00am

For $2,750, you could pickup this Crown Vichero

Ford last produced the Ranchero in 1979, which coincidentally was the same year they introduced their large-car Panther platform. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom Crown Vic is a super freaky melange of the two, but does its price make it worth picking up? » 5/18/11 8:00am 5/18/11 8:00am

For $5,950, this Durango is a Fairmont with Ranchero dressing

Ford sort of invented the concept of the car-based pickup with the 1925 introduction of the Model T Runabout with Pickup Truck Body. Despite those auspicious beginnings, by the end of the ‘70s Ford had basically ceded the category to Chevy and their El Camino. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Fairmont-with-a-bed is a… » 4/22/11 8:00am 4/22/11 8:00am

Rancheroized Lincoln Continental is half car, half truck and all…

Long before Lincoln came up with the ill-fated idea to put their name on an F150, someone had already created a far superior Lincoln product with a bed. Behold the Lincoln Continenchero, a well executed example of the land yacht era car/truck Lincoln never made. » 4/09/11 11:00am 4/09/11 11:00am

Diesel Ranchero is a work of genius

Although this 1964 Ford Ranchero may look like your average vintage Ranchero (if there is such a thing), don't be fooled by your first impression. Under the hood of this unassuming car/truck hybrid lurks an equally unassuming but loud and smelly 198ci Nissan Diesel. » 3/12/11 11:00am 3/12/11 11:00am

You Can Have Your Beef and Your Ranchero Too

Between 1969 and 1981, Ford Motor Argentina produced a local, four-door sedan version of the sixth generation Fairlane. Apparently, four can also mean two and a pickup bed. ¡Yeehaw! » 1/28/11 1:30pm 1/28/11 1:30pm

E46-amino: German Sport Coupe Meets American Truck

In an act sure to inflame forum fan boys and delight all who appreciate custom made car/trucks, e46fanatics member bodycustom1 combined a totaled BMW 330 ZHP and the bed from a Chevrolet Colorado to create this, the E46-amino. » 11/07/10 10:00am 11/07/10 10:00am

Ford GS Boss 5.0 315 Ute: Grass Growing Increasingly Greener Down Under

Australia's Ford Performance Vehicles has chucked the Ford Falcon GS Ute's 5.4-liter V8 for the Mustang's 5.0-liter V8 plus a 1.9-liter supercharger to create the Ford GS Boss 5.0 315 Ute. 428-hp, 402 lb-ft of torque, all forbidden fruit. [Pickuptrucks] » 9/01/10 1:15pm 9/01/10 1:15pm

Would You Consider Buying a Really Small Pickup?

After seeing the Mexican-market VW Saveiro, Ford Courier, and Chevrolet Tornado, we can't help wishing that those of us who live north of the border could buy ourselves some penny-pinching, space-saving, car-chassis-based small pickups. » 4/17/10 6:00pm 4/17/10 6:00pm

Ranchestivo Carts Clowns, Costs $3,800!

Some people drive inordinately large vehicles in order to compensate for shortcomings below the waist. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a customized Ford that will let everybody know that your name could easily be Hugh Johnson. » 3/15/10 8:00am 3/15/10 8:00am

Ranchero Saved! Ford NOT Killing Falcon Ute

Early we cited a report stating the Ford Falcon was dying but the Ford Oceania team assured our pal Mike Levine of PickupTrucks.com the Falcon, and therefore the Ute, still has a long life ahead. » 1/12/10 3:45pm 1/12/10 3:45pm

Used Lincoln Being Sold Via Google Street View

Never seeing someone list a used car with pics taken from Google Street View, we couldn't trust them. So when we saw this ad listing a 1978 Lincoln with Street View pics we had to call the seller. » 12/17/09 9:00am 12/17/09 9:00am

Mad_Science Brings Us A Los Angeles DOTS-O-Rama!

Über Bird team captain and PCH Poster Child Mad_Science has vast quantities of photographs of old and interesting street-parked SoCal machinery for us. » 12/06/09 10:00am 12/06/09 10:00am

Pair Of Early-60s Ford Rancheros Will Go To Crusher As A Team

Would you believe that the same junkyard with matching white Volvo Amazons also boasts a pair of matching white Ford Falcon Rancheros? » 8/30/09 12:00pm 8/30/09 12:00pm