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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ranchero Rare????

Just picked up a 1970 Ford Ranchero 500 about a month ago. I ordered a Marti Report on it just to get some basic information. The Marti Report stated that it was 1 of 85 with this paint code (Grabber Green), and 1 of 62 with these paint and trim codes. My question is, do these numbers make this Ranchero somewhat rare and how would these numbers effect it's value. The Ranchero is in very good condition, with orginal engine and tranny. The previous owner had it painted White so I'm planning to return it to it's original color of Grabber Green. One additonal question, just looking for opinions, I was planning to paint the Ranchero Grabber Green except the hood which I was going to paint gloss Black, any opinions regarding the paint scheme???? Thanks for your time, any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Ranchero Rare????

I don't know about how rare it is but sounds like a nice color scheme. Maybe paint the two indents on the hood black??

Throw a pic of it on eye candy thread in the Ranchero forum

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Just picked up a 1970 Ford Ranchero 500 about a month ago. I ordered a Marti Report on it just to get some basic information. The Marti Report stated that it was 1 of 85 with this paint code (Grabber Green), and 1 of 62 with these paint and trim codes. My question is, do these numbers make this Ranchero somewhat rare and how would these numbers effect it's value. The Ranchero is in very good condition, with orginal engine and tranny. The previous owner had it painted White so I'm planning to return it to it's original color of Grabber Green. One additonal question, just looking for opinions, I was planning to paint the Ranchero Grabber Green except the hood which I was going to paint gloss Black, any opinions regarding the paint scheme???? Thanks for your time, any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Marti Reports can break most any vintage ford down to a "rare one of ....... sorry its a Ranchero with hardley any collector value...

Restore it and paint any way you want it will not hurt the value.
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Re: Ranchero Rare????

5.0 speaks the truth.

Your Ranchero my be uncommon, but not necessarily desirable by others, which is what leads to increased value.

If you trust the auctions as setting vehicle values, the only Rancheros that bring serious dollars are those with well-optioned big blocks.

Anything other than that? Meh.

Actually, this is a WONDERFUL thing, as it gives you the freedom to do whatever you want with the truck. I see sooo many guys at carshows, etc who are complete slaves to the "must-be-restored-to-100%-factory-stock" type of idea. In my opinion, this is just silly. There are so many better options for outfitting a car today, than there ever was in the past.

It's your truck, enjoy it.

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Re: Ranchero Rare????

No a 70 Ranchero is not rare unless it has a 429 in it.
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