1958 Ford Ranchero

Specifications:

VIN: H8RF131238
Exterior Color: Red & White
Interior Color: Red
Transmission: 3-Speed
Status: Available
Stock: 09-10557
Mileage: 80,133
Features: One family owned since 1965 - Older, but comprehensive cosmetic resoration that has shows very well. Police Interceptor 352 c.i. & overdrive added.

1958 Ford Ranchero

Original California Car Owned b y One Family Since 1965

Older Restoration in Beautiful Condition

Upgraded with 352 c.i. Police Interceptor V8, 3-Speed & Overdrive
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This 1958 Ford Ranchero was purchased by the father of the owner in the 1965 timeframe and reportedly has always been a California car.  Originally delivered to Southern California, the car has been in Northern California for over 25 years.

In 1989 the Ranchero was accepted by the Silverado Concours d’Elegance and the acceptance letter and Vehicle Information Form is included along with other related documents for the 23rd Silverado Concours d’Elegance.

In 1989 the Ranchero underwent a cosmetic restoration and the factory 6 cylinder, 3-speed was changed to the current 352c.i. engine retaining the 3-speed on the column with an overdrive added.  The car was stored shortly after being completed and for the next 25~ years was covered and stored in the owner’s garage.  When it came out of storage, the current owner undertook efforts to return the Ranchero to drivable, usable condition.

VIN Number as Produced and supported by original VIN tag on inner door jamb

A8RF131238

Decoded as:

A = Engine Inline 6 cylinder 232 OHV 145hp

8 = Production Year 1958

R = San Jose, CA

F = Ranchero

Production # / Sequence = 131238

Data Plate Information

66B = Body Series / Ranchero

H = Gunmetal Gray Paint Code

Y –Trim Colonial Sof-Texutred Vinyl and Red Whipcord Embossed Vinyl

30A = Date Code – January 30, 1958

1 = Transmission 3-speed manual shift on the column

4 = Rear axle ratio 3.89:1

In 1989, the changes that were made to the drive-line would have carried the following codes from Ford Motor Company:

H = Engine 352 c. OHV 4V 300 hp

2 = Transmission 3 speed manual on the column with overdrive

3 = Rear Axle ratio of 3.70:1 (Installed to make the Ranchero more suitable for towing…still in vehicle at this time)

Within the past 9 months and less than 500 miles, the Ranchero has received the following work to make it drivable/usable:

– Complete oil service

– New brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake bleed and related components

– Carburetor rebuild replacement of fuel pump, fuel lines, all new hoses, filters, add new gas and additive

– Completely new exhaust system

– New water pump, thermostat and hoses

– New valve cover gaskets

– New wide-whitewall tires

– Work on electrical system including rebuilt generator, new voltage regulator, wiring repair, correct wiring for heater fan, and connect vacuum hose for wipers.

Approximately $7K invested to bring the car up to current running condition.

This 1958 Ford Ranchero was purchased by the father of the owner in the 1965 timeframe and reportedly has always been a California car.  Originally delivered to Southern California, the car has been in Northern California for over 25 years.

In 1989 the Ranchero was accepted by the Silverado Concours d’Elegance and the acceptance letter and Vehicle Information Form is included along with other related documents for the 23rd Silverado Concours d’Elegance.

In 1989 the Ranchero underwent a cosmetic restoration and the factory 6 cylinder, 3-speed was changed to the current 352c.i. engine retaining the 3-speed on the column with an overdrive added.  The car was stored shortly after being completed and for the next 25~ years was covered and stored in the owner’s garage.  When it came out of storage, the current owner undertook efforts to return the Ranchero to drivable, usable condition.

VIN Number as Produced and supported by original VIN tag on inner door jamb

A8RF131238

Decoded as:

A = Engine Inline 6 cylinder 232 OHV 145hp

8 = Production Year 1958

R = San Jose, CA

F = Ranchero

Production # / Sequence = 131238

Data Plate Information

66B = Body Series / Ranchero

H = Gunmetal Gray Paint Code

Y –Trim Colonial Sof-Texutred Vinyl and Red Whipcord Embossed Vinyl

30A = Date Code – January 30, 1958

1 = Transmission 3-speed manual shift on the column

4 = Rear axle ratio 3.89:1

In 1989, the changes that were made to the drive-line would have carried the following codes from Ford Motor Company:

H = Engine 352 c. OHV 4V 300 hp

2 = Transmission 3 speed manual on the column with overdrive

3 = Rear Axle ratio of 3.70:1 (Installed to make the Ranchero more suitable for towing…still in vehicle at this time)

Within the past 9 months and less than 500 miles, the Ranchero has received the following work to make it drivable/usable:

– Complete oil service

– New brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake bleed and related components

– Carburetor rebuild replacement of fuel pump, fuel lines, all new hoses, filters, add new gas and additive

– Completely new exhaust system

– New water pump, thermostat and hoses

– New valve cover gaskets

– New wide-whitewall tires

– Work on electrical system including rebuilt generator, new voltage regulator, wiring repair, correct wiring for heater fan, and connect vacuum hose for wipers.

Approximately $7K invested to bring the car up to current running condition.

Thank you,

Classic Cars Ltd.
925-846-1451