1971 Ford Ranchero Squire
The John Scotti Collection
Lot No. 3019
Auctioned on Friday, May 9, 2014
Ford offered the first-ever production car-truck in America in 1957 (the Chevy El Camino appeared two years later). It was a light-duty pickup based on Ford’s two-door Ranch Wagon station wagon. Ads described the vehicle as “More than a car! More than a truck!” Ranchero, a Spanish-derived word, was used to describe a man who owned a big tract of land in nineteenth-century California; certainly fitting for a vehicle of this design. The Ranchero remained in the Ford lineup through 1979 with a total of 508,355 built during the model’s history.
Fanciest of all the Rancheros was the wood-trimmed Squire. Only 2,595 were produced for 1971. This Medium Yellow Gold example comes complete with a Marti Report and is nicely equipped with a cloth interior, black vinyl top, power steering, automatic transmission, bumper guards, sport mirrors, AM radio and whitewall tires.