Car: Ford Ranchero
What makes it special: The 1959 Ford Ranchero was the last full-size version of Ford's car-pickup combo. (For 1960, it became a huge hit when applied to Ford's compact Falcon model)
What made it famous: The 1959 Ford Ranchero was restyled with quad headlights in big fender housings, little rear fins accented by backup lights over jumbo round taillights, plus a 300 hp, 352 cid V8 was available to fight Chevrolet's hot new copycat, the El Camino.
Why I would want one: The styling was phenomenal for what was supposed to be a "utility vehicle", and the Ford Ranchero of any year makes for great custom or street rod material.
Fun Fact: Despite the competition now offered by Chevrolet's new El Camino debut, Ford Ranchero production rebounded to 14,169 units for 1959.
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