1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero 2dr Pickup Info
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History of the 1960-1965 Ford Ranchero
Ford may have created the concept of the postwar American car/pickup, but Chevrolet’s El Camino kept the idea going. Ford’s new full-size car for 1960 was deemed unsuitable for the Ranchero, so it moved to the all-new compact Falcon for 1960. It’s also interesting to note that Ford’s sedan delivery, the Courier, moved to the Falcon platform as well. Another contributing factor for moving it to the new compact platform would be revealed a year later, in the form of an all-new 1961 F-100 with unibody construction like the Ranchero. This way, Ford’s unibody car-based pickup was now sized and priced smaller than the F-100.
Structurally and cosmetically, the Ford Ranchero was all but a two-door wagon without the rear roof. This was also why it wasn’t introduced until mid-way in the model year, as it was introduced with the Falcon wagons.
1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero Info
- Body Styles
- 2dr Pickup
- Engine Types
- 8-cyl. 260cid/164hp 2bbl