Fox Body UTE: 1979 Ford Fairmont “El Rancho” – STILL $7,500
July 28th Update: We first featured this rare 1979 Ford Fairmont El Rancho conversion last October 1st when then seller has it listed for $7,500. Apparently he was not able to sell it at that time as we just came across a fresh listing using the same pictures with the same asking optimistic asking price.
Check out this rare 1979 Ford Fairmont Futura converted into a car-based pickup the current caretaker calls “El Rancho” (get it?) we found over the weekend posted here on Craigslist in Hardwick, Vermont. With the NADA Online Guide listing their “High Retail” estimate for an original coupe at only $1,485, only the next caretaker can decide whether the roughly $6,000 premium is worth it for a one-of-a-kind custom build.
This Fairmont features a “built” 302 cubic inch V8 topped with an Edelbrock high rise intake and headers which the current caretaker reports, “runs and sounds great and drives very well.” While the pictures provided appear to show a rust-free body, there are no close-ups of the custom bed, tailgate, and rear window area. An in-person inspection is a must for this example to confirm the quality of work used to modify this Fox Body. If everything checks out, you’ll have a conversation piece that will get you noticed just about everywhere you drive it. Good luck with the purchase!
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