The Ranchero is known as the original "car-truck". The Ford Ranchero was produced by the Ford motor company from 1957 through 1979. The Ranchero was the first of its kind as a car with a truck bed. In the 23 years of total production, there were a total of 508,355 units produced.
The Ranchero always modeled after a selected Ford car line. In the 23 years of production, the Ranchero car line changed 5 times with numerous body style changes.