The 72 Ford Ranchero 6th Generation 1972-1976 from Chas Sinklier – VivaChas! This UTE that Ford sloganed as – The Pickup Car! It’s that blending of the Truck and the Passenger Car! This is the sixth in the seven part series on the generations of Ranchero. Ranchero is alternating with the series Generations of El Camino. Part of the visual theme in these two simultaneous series is the Sea! These rides do seem to shine when at the ocean and often carry surf boards as well as their riders! The shore at sunset seems just the spot for this 429 Ranchero! And it’s set during the – Golden Hour! That is when the setting sun imparts a warm glow on everything. Get a print from Chas of this Classic Seventies Muscle Car! Buy it Now! You’ll be glad you did! ~;0) VivaChas!
72 Ford Ranchero 6th Generation Video
The 72 Ford Ranchero has one of the most beautiful grilles I’ve seen! – And I’ve seen some! Let’s watch this Walk-Around of a beautiful sixth generation Ranchero. Video Source: hessdeals
How Bout Some 72 Ford Ranchero Stats!!
I get questions about Ride Details all the time! Honestly I can’t keep all those stats in me head! It was Einstein who said, Don’t remember stuff! Just remember where to look it up!” – Haa! – I think I paraphrased on that one! – Anyway! – Here’s some info on the 72 Ranchero and its sixth generation. – A radical change occurred in the Torino and Ranchero lines in 72. The sleek, pointy look of the previous year’s model was replaced with a larger, heavier design. Most prominent was a wide semi-oval grille reminiscent of a jet intake! And best of all it had a new body-on-frame design. Three models were still available. They were the now-standard 500 – the new Squire with simulated woodgrain paneling along the sides. Then there’s my personal fave the Sporty GT! Stat Source: Wiki Ranchero
Check It Out!
Print Ad and Slick Brochure were still King back-in-the-day! Someone car-shopping gladly took home info on a ride to weigh the options and tally the costs! Here’s a great 72 Ford Ranchero ad for you to peruse! Source: Old Car Ads
Got Engines in those Things?
Yeah! We Got Motors!! – Sorta – – – Engine choices remained basically the same for sixth gen Rancheros. Beginning with the 250 cubic-inch six-cylinder and a selection of V8s! The Standard 302 V8 was first choice. Then there were the Cleveland and Windsor series 351 V8s. And new for 1972 the mighty 400! The 385-series V8 with the 429 for 1972 and 73. – And! – the 460 for 1974-76 Rocked – Sorta! However, all suffered from lower compression ratios to better meet new Federal emissions standards. The 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland could still be had in tuned 4-bbl Cobra Jet form through 1974. You could have the four-speed manual transmission on Cobra Jet-powered GT models. – Woosh!! – Haa! Stat Source: More Ranchero Wiki
What Happened in 1973?
The 1973 Ranchero had a redesigned front end to meet new federal standards for front impact protection. Aside from slight cosmetic differences, the Ranchero remained basically the same until the Torino’s final year, 1976. – Bit-O-Stats Source: The Ranchero Wiki – Let’s have a Picture speak a thousand words for us with this ad covering the last few years of the sixth-generation of Ranchero.
Note in the pix of the 73 Ranchero to the left. The front-end has been changed from the Beautifully styled front on the 72! It’s Boxy! It doesn’t go with the rest of the ride! And – even the photographer tries to minimize it! The Bumper looks like something from a freight-train! That’s a great example of Design by Government Bureaucrat on the 73 and later models.
Okay – Okay!
Alright! – I’ll admit that the 1973 through ’76 still look pretty good in this ad. – But!! – Not so Much in Real Life! This is the bumper I think inspired Head-In-Parking! It had to have been an attempt to hide the massive bumpers of the Seventies! – Haaaz!
Got You a 75 Walk-Around Video
Yeah – Got You a 75 Walk-Around Video so you can get a gander at a real Pickup Car! And Please! Don’t be frightened by that massive front-bump!! Video Source: grautogallery1
One or Two Things More About the 6th Generation of Ranchero!
Reckon we’ve got one or two more tidbits about the 1972 through ’76 Ranchero. Have a Go with this 1976 Ranchero video that gives you what you need when considering laying down your hard earned bucks on a restored and customized ride! Looks like these guys will finance your ride because they do cost some coin in like new condition! Anyway! – If you build it all yourself because of money constraints not likely to look like this bewdy! I know mine sure doesn’t!! – Haa! Video Source: GatewayClassicCars