Original J code 1971 Ford Ranchero GT 429 Cobra Jet
Fifth generation (1970-1971) Deluxe Marti Report
Odometer mileage 33,089
Original "J-code" 429 CJ-R V-8 Cobra Jet numbers matching engine excluding carburetor. 1of 82 with this engine/transmission codes.
Factory "Shaker" hood scoop with Ram-Air induction system (flat black on hood and scoop).
Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic C6 automatic transmission.
Ford 9-inch rear axle
Power front disc brakes
Select Aire air Conditioner
Grabber Blue exterior with complete matching blue interior. (Originally Maroon Metallic/ Black vinyl bench interior)
Deluxe grille with center GT crest
Ribbed argent rocker panel with GT letters
Racing-type mirrors (Left-hand mirror includes remote control)
Black vinyl roof
GT side stripe
Factory Ford Class II (2000-3500 lb.) trailer towing package included heavy-duty suspension, heavy-duty alternator and battery, extra cooling radiator.
All brand new Wheel Vintiques 54 Series Magnum 500 Chrome Wheels and Copper Cobra Radial G/T P245/60R15 tires!
This car has been with the previous owner since the early 80,s always stored inside. Ok, the good about the car. Very complete original drive train minus carb. Now has a replacement auto lite carb with electric choke. The car runs and drives fantastic. The fuel tank has been replace as well as all brake and brake lines as needed. The motor has been freshened at some point and runs fantastic. The power steering cylinder and hoses have been replaced and there are no leaks of any kind under the car. The only things not working on the car are the factory ribbon tach, it bounces around and does not read accurate. The am/fm radio was replace with a factory am radio that only produces static. The air conditioning is mostly present and intact, but does not have a condenser, so obviously it will not work. All other gauges, lights turn signals, horn, etc. work as should.
As for the paint and body work, the car looks good from 10 ft. The car was originally Maroon metallic with black interior. It has been Grabber Blue since the early eighties. It appears that the car may have been yellow before Grabber Blue. The paint does have a nice shine to it, but on close inspection you can see a few places where some filler is showing. The front lower valance has some small dents on the driver side near the front turn signal. The rear tail gate has a couple small shallow dent that could probably be pulled. Bed of the Ranchero is solid. The argent silver side stripe is painted on. As far as rust the driver side torque box has been nicely repaired and showing a little surface rust. There is also a small repair to the driver side floor pan, the repair was nicely done with metal and seam sealer. Both bottom outside lower corners of the radiator core support show some rust issues. Chrome bumpers are original and look ok. The engine compartment apron near the battery corner has had a repair made many years age, not real pretty but is solid. The remainder of the bottom of the car is just showing surface rust in some areas.
At some point the interior was also changed from black to blue, and the bench seat was changed to buckets. Over all the interior is very nice. No rips or tears, new carpet was recently installed. The factory dash pad does have a crack about mid center. All courtesy lights work as should.
The car really looks good and drives like new…… can be enjoyed as it is for many years to come, or restore it back to its original glory.