Fox Body UTE: 1979 Ford Fairmont “El Rancho” – Sold?
Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye for updated listings. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
July 28th Update: We first featured this rare 1979 Ford Fairmont El Rancho conversion last October 1st when the seller had 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 originally listed in October 2019 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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