This 1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero Deluxe was manufactured at Ford’s San Jose, California facility and special-ordered through the San Jose sales district. It was acquired by the seller in April 2016 as a project and subsequently has been refurbished and modified. The car is finished in teal over a black interior, and power comes from a replacement 302ci V8 and a five-speed T5 manual transmission. Other features include 15″ Cragar wheels, power-assisted front disc brakes, 3.25:1 gears, front shock-tower supports and chassis reinforcements, a Holley carburetor, an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, tubular headers, a dual exhaust system, a four-core radiator, a relocated fuel filler, air conditioning, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and a Sony CD player. The multi-year refurbishment process is said to have been completed in March 2021. This Ranchero is now offered with repair and assembly manuals, spare parts, refurbishment records and photos, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The vehicle was refinished in its current teal during the refurbishment. Features include a fuel filler that has been relocated from the driver-side quarter panel to inside the bed, a dual-outlet exhaust system, and bright-finished details such as the front grille, side mirrors, window surrounds, trim, and bumpers.
Chrome-finished 15″ Cragar wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires with raised white lettering. The braking system is said to have been overhauled and features power-assisted front discs and rear drums. Front shock-tower supports and chassis reinforcements have been added along with later-model steering components. Other work included relocating the front upper control arms and installing trimmed front springs, Mustang-style front shock mounts, and an aftermarket front sway bar.
The bench seat has been retrimmed in black with a matching dash pad, door-panel inserts, and carpeting. Sheetmetal surfaces are finished in the exterior color. Equipment includes air conditioning, lap belts, headrests, vent windows, Ranchero-branded floor mats, later-model chrome knobs, and a Sony AM/FM/CD player. The seller states that the car has been rewired. The carpeted dash pad is shown removed in the photo gallery below.
A wood-rimmed steering wheel is mounted to a rebuilt steering column that fronts instrumentation that reportedly was sourced from a 1966 Mustang and includes a 140-mph speedometer and auxiliary gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, amperage, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer indicates 36k miles, approximately 600 of which were added during the seller’s ownership. True mileage is unknown, and the seller states that the voltage gauge is currently inoperative.
The original 260ci V8 has been superseded by a replacement 302ci V8 that was rebuilt by the seller and features a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake manifold, Cobra-branded ribbed-aluminum valve covers, tubular headers, a finned oil pan, a replacement four-core radiator, and a bright-finished air-conditioning compressor.
Additional photos documenting the refurbishment process and the engine rebuild are shown in the gallery.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a replacement five-speed T5 manual transmission and a 3.25:1 rear end.
Decoding the door tag above reveals the following production information: 66B – Ranchero Deluxe trim level with a bench seat 66 – Black vinyl upholstery 14L – Built on November 14 723306 – San Jose, California ordering district; special order #3306 4 – 3.25:1 rear axle with open differential 5 – Four-speed manual transmission 4 – 1964 model year R – San Jose, California assembly plant 27 – Falcon Ranchero pickup F – 260ci V8 119136 – Unit number
Documentation accompanying the car includes a wiring diagram, a repair manual, engine and interior assembly manuals, and service and refurbishment records.