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Ranchero GT
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Item Location: 
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Left-Hand Drive
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Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Air Conditioning
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What you see here for sale is a One Super Rare Find a Medium Green Metallic Coloured with Factory 1971 Ford Ranchero GT Ute 1 of 82 Built with this Engine/Transmission Code - this is a Super Rare and Desireable 429 4V Ram Air J Code Cobra Jet V8  Motor, with Heavy Duty C6 Automatic Transmission with Factory Cobra , Lengendary 9" Diff with Nodular Case 3.25 Gears with LSD & 31 Spline Axles and GTHO 10" x 2 1/2" Rear Brakes Power Brakes - has been fitted with aftermarket a/c & cruise control by original owner  !!!

 I brought this car in San Jose California 6 1/2 Years ago from the Original Owner who was 88 Years old - I had to buy 3 x 70/71 Rancheros off him to get it - he wouldnt separate them - there was a 70 Ranchero GT with Factory 3514v & Shaker, Another 70 Ranchero 500 with Factory 429 N Code absolutely loaded with options and this Baby a 71 Ranchero GT with 429 Cobra Jet - when I brought the J Code Ranchero it had a Camper Cover on it - so I knew it was a keeper - the Tub/Tray Area is absolutely spotless and rust free - Last Pic was taken the day I brought it !!!!

This Ute has never left California - It was Sold New in Stockton and I brought ut in San Jose is only 80 miles away - it still has the original Black California Commercial Number Plates on it.

I was planning on restoring it and keeping it for myself - but 6 1/2 years later - who am I fooling - I am never going to get time to do it - so just testing the water with it - if it doesnt sell - it just just sit in the shed - maybe when I get my Torino Cobra 429 Cobra Jet finally finished it might spur me into action

Its is definitely a project car but well worth the effort and is becoming very Valueable in USA!!!

The Original Owner was driving it to work one day back in 1991 and the waterpump went out on him - he had it towed home - pulled the waterpump off and that was as far he got with it - it sat for the next 19 Years in his backyard until I brought it in 2010 - the motor is stuck - when i first got it I removed all the spark plugs and blew everything out - nothing came out - so I oiled it all up and left it to do when I pulled the engine out.

I did start doing some work on it about 5 years ago until I brought my Cobra - I pulled the Diff out and stripped it all and Fully Rebuilt the Original Nodular Case 31 Spline 3.25 LSD Centre with all New USA Timken Bearings & New Wheel Bearings and Fully Rebuilt the GTHO 10" x 2 1/2" Rear Brakes - also I did the shocks and Rear Spring Bushes etc while I was at it , I also put on a set of Genuine Ford 14" x 7" Rivetted 5 Slot Wheels with Geniune Ford Stainless Caps & Bands and Brand New BF Goodrich T/A Radials all round  - I also got the Radiator Stripped, Flushed and put back together as good as new, and that was as far as I got with it

I have got a Date Code Correct D0OE waterpump for it - as well as the Original 7 Blade Fan, timing Cover bolts pulleys  etc etc for it - The Motor is matching number motor with all the original Cobra Jet parts on it including the Quadrajet Carburettor, Alloy Valve Covers and Shaker Hood Scoop - it had an aftermarket a/c unit & cruise control fitted by original owner

I also brought a Freshly Chromed Bumper Boyz Rear Bumper Bar for it - it comes with the car - but I do need the original bumper back off the car to go on another 71 Ranchero GT I have coming in from USA - so you dont get both bumpers sorry -

But I do have a bunch of other parts that I have brought for it that does come with it and I have wrecked heaps of Rancheros / Torinos in USA so can help with lots of spare parts as well - happy to help out with any parts I have here !!!

  It Can be Registered in all States a Left hand Drive - I have the Import Approval Permit etc .

  The Body is 99.9% Rust Free it does have some rust under the battery tray  - but thats the only thing thats going to need welding on the car - its got a couple of minor dings and has had some primer sprayed on a few places of the body by previous owner - but it is all original paint - note the bonnet came off the other ranchero I brought off the man - the original one had the hood hinge area cracked and repaired in the past so I swapped them over - this bonnet is also a factory shaker bonnet and is in excellent condition but thats why its red !!!

 All the Glass is Real Nice and rolls up and down 

The Interior is actually reasonably tidy it does a Need the Seat Reupolstered - but I have Concours Correct Seat Upolstery kit from Dearborn in Factory Green along with a Set of Carpets that come with the car - thats about all the interior needs !!!

Check out the Marti Report - one of only 82 Rancheros built in 1971 - with a 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air Motor and Automatic Transmission - This was the most powerful Ute Ford US every produced conservativley rated at 375hp - How many survived ??? Not Many !!!

  Its getting impossible to find Rust Free Ranchero Utes these days anywhere - Let alone a Super Rare Factory 429 Cobra Jet - Bench Seat Column Change so you can Register it as a 3 Seater - Will Make Great Addition to Any Serious Ford Collectors Garage   - or Great Candidate for a Cool Workshop Promo Truck  !!!

The Last  Photo shows how good this car would look with a paint job and some TLC!!

This Ute is located on the Gold Coast Now   -  book your inspection before anyone else  !!


Photos make up part of my description - if you have any
questions please call or email me - 0407-962-089 or e_autolite_parts@yahoo.com 


Just Arrived from USA - Some Real Good Clean Starter Cars -
Great for that Summer Project

1971 Ford Ranchero GT Ute - Ultra Rare J Code 429 Cobra Jet C6
Automatic with R Servo & Cast Iron Tailshaft 9" Diff with 3.25 Nodular
Case LSD - Factory Hot Rod GT Ute - One of only 82 Ever Built with 429 Cobra
Jet Motor and Automatic Transmission – Only 2 Owners Very Rare Medium Green
Metallic Paint - Very Valuable Car Restored - Rust Free California Car -
Original Paint Car – Been off the Road for 25 Years - Dont Miss out !!!

1965 Ford Ranchero Ute - Original 289 V8 Automatic 8" Diff
Power Steering Power Brakes - 99% Rust Free which is Rare in one of this Model
Rancheros - has some ugly rear fender flares fitted - but body actually pretty
straight - Cheap Promotional Ute / Parts Delivery Truck !!!

1966 Ford Falcon Futura - 4 Door Sedan - same as a Aussie XR Falcon
- 200 Cubic Inch 6 Cylinder Automatic - Rust Free California Car with Original
Black Plates - Very Original - got a few dings and dents but no Rust - Very
Clean Black Bench Seat Column Change Interior

1967 Mercury Comet Caliente Fastback - 289 V8 C4 8" Diff -
California Car 99% Rust Free - Same as a 66/67 Ford Fairlane GT Fastback - with
a little more style - and 1/2 the price !!!

1968 Mercury Marquis - 2 Door Hardtop Formal Roof - 390 4V Z Code
C6 Automatic 9" Diff - 81,000 Original Miles - Immaculate Interior except
for little tear in drivers Seat - Bucket Seat Interior Column Change with Tilt
Steering Column - Manual Windows A/C Power Steering - Nice 2 Owner Car brought
from Original Owners

1968 Ford Ford LTD 4 Door Hardtop - Good Clean California Car with
390 FE Big block Automatic 9" Diff - will be cheap!!!!

1969 Ford Falcon - 2 Door Coupe  - 200 Cubic Inch 6 Cylinder
Automatic - Rust Free California Car with Original Black Plates - Very Original
- got a few dings and dents but no Rust - Came fr0m California High Dessert so
needs Interior !!! Motor Runs - Transmission needs Seals

1971 Ford Ranchero GT Ute - Ultra Rare J Code 429 Cobra Jet C6
Automatic with R Servo & Cast Iron Tailshaft 9" Diff with 3.25 Nodular
Case LSD - Factory Hot Rod GT Ute - One of only 82 Ever Built with 429 Cobra
Jet Motor and Automatic Transmission - Very Rare Light Petwer Metallic Paint
and Black Vinyl Top - Very Valuable Car Restored - Rust Free California Car -
In Primer but was Original Paint Car to start with - Dont Miss out - when did
you see one of these for sale anywhere !!! Restore this one and drive the one
below while you are doing it and have a pair of 71 GTs in Rare Pewter Colour

1971 Ford Ranchero GT Ute - 351 2v
Cleveland C4 Automatic 9" Diff  - Rare Factory GT Ute - One of only
12 Ever Built with Rare Light Petwer Metallic Paint & Black Interior with
Vinyl Roof - Clean California Car

Also Coming in Soon

1956 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan - 292
Automatic - very clean California Car with one little spot of rust in drivers
floor only - comes with good running motor and transmission with car but not

1970 Ford Fairlane 2 Door Hardtop - Rust Free CA Car - Minus Motor
& Transmsision - Good Project Car

Warranty Number: 1A48J141411
Year: 1
Plant: A
Atlanta GA
Body Series: 48
Ranchero GT
Engine: J
429 4v Cobra Jet Ram Air
Unit: 141411
Miscellaneous Vehicle Data Body: 66C
Ranchero GT
Color: P
Medium Green Metallic Trim: GR
Medium Green Vinyl Bench Seat
Date: 10/70
October 1970
D.S.O: 72
San Jose CA
Axle: R
3.25:1 LSD
Trans: U
C6 3 Speed Automatic

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This is an Old Car that still needs a bit of TLC - I strongly encourage any buyer of a car on Ebay to inspect prior to bidding - not just this one - The car is on the Gold Coast NOW for your pre sale Inspection !!! 














.. Please check out my other Ebay Auctions - Heaps of good Ford stuff there!!! - more just arrived

Bid on, as seen as in photo. THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: If there is a year stated in the ad, item may fit other makes, models and years. I use factory parts books for my parts ID to find the correct usage. All items are being sold on an AS IS WHERE IS BASIS. No returns, No exchanges or No refunds, If item is a used car part - it is sold on the basis that it is suitable for display purposes only - no warranty or claims on suitablilty to be used on public roads. I recommend adding insurance to your order, and or sending by registered mail at extra cost to you. I can only mail items under 20kg & under 1.05 Metres Long via Australia Post - I use Couriers Please for Larger Longer & Heavier Stuff up to 40kgs (50kgs Cubic) - Anything Over that I can arrange Freight to anywhere in Australia at very competitive Rates - please email for quote- can palletise and pack - I will assist in any way possible. Item number and description must be included in all correspondence or order cannot be processed.

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