1966 Ford Ranchero

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We had a 60s Ranchero recently, but why not see another?

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For 1966, Ford based the Ranchero on the midsized Fairlane, rather than the compact Falcon used as the basis for the 1960-65 models. The standard Ranchero engine remained the reliable ol' 200-cube six, but high rollers could opt for the 200- or 220-horsepower 289 V8. The price for the base '66 Ranchero was $2,218, or $133 more than the cost of an F-100 half-ton pickup.

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This will be the only DOTS vehicle this week; after posting a street-parked Alameda car every single weekday since May 2007, I need a break. Don't worry, the island hasn't run out of old cars!

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Illustration for article titled 1966 Ford Ranchero
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Rob Emslie

Nice Ranchero. It had never really occurred to me the family resemblance between this edition of the Falcon and the Cortina Mk II:

And I hope that DOTS enjoys its vacation- hobnobbing with celebrities in down in Cancun. You should probably take some time off too, Murilee.