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1978 Ford Ranchero
The 1978 Ford Ranchero

1978 Ford Ranchero

Styling went unchanged for the 78' Ranchero and included many standard features such as power steering and brakes, vinyl trim, carpeting and more. The Squire model came with a simulated woodgrain paneling. 

This GT is the most luxurious of the Ford Rancheros with a sleek look that beckons you to take the wheel and see what luxury driving was in 1978.  Features and equipment include a handsome GT stripe, dual sport mirrors and (bright hub caps with trim rings).

Offering all of the comforts and conveniences of a classic luxury car with all of the hauling and towing ability of a small truck!  No wonder these babies were so popular for such a long time!

This '78 Ranchero body style with stacked rectangular headlights is among the most popular for collectors. 

(Thunderbird platform) car-based pickup truck


  • Dual Sport Mirrors, LH and RH remote controlled. Color-keyed
  • SelectAire Conditioner
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Sports Instrument Panel
  • Sport Steering Wheel


    Wheel Lip Moldings


    Convenience Group:

  • Includes intermittent wipers, automatic parking brake release, trip odometer and vanity mirror, Illuminated entry system

    Light Group:

  • Includes engine compartment, glove box, ashtray, door ajar lights, and headlights on warning buzzer


    Bumper Protection Group has front and rear bumper guards and front bumper rub strips


    Wheelbase" 118.0 inches

    Overall Length" 220.1 inches

    Height" 53.5 inches

    Box Length" 74.8 inches

    Box Width (at wheelwells)" 48.2 inches

    Power: Self-adjusting front disc (10.7 inch diameter) and rear flared drum (11x2¼) dual master cylinder hydraulic system, foot-operated parking brakes.

    DuraSpark solid state ignition, 40 amp. Alternator, 41 amp-hr battery


    26 gallon at rear under box floor

    Integral type

    SUSPENSION, front
    Independent, short/long arm suspension with struts mounted on lower arms, ball joints, coil springs and shock absorbers

    SUSPENSION, rear
    Four-link with coil springs, angle-mounted upper and lower control arms and shock absorbers.

    SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic

    14 x 6.0


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