Mystery Motor: 1969 Ford F100 Ranger – SOLD!

by | Apr 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

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May 23, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

April 22, 2022 Update – The seller just replaced their expiring ad with a fresh Craigslist listing.  The pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

If you’re going to sell a classic truck effectively, there are certain elements you need to specify in your ad for potential buyers.  With the myriad of engine choices manufacturers provided in the 1960s, it’s important to specify which engine your truck has so that buyers can gauge whether your price is in line with market estimates.  Exhibit A is this 1969 Ford F100 Ranger-trimmed short bed originally listed in April 2022 on Craigslist in Six Mile, South Carolina (Greenville). The limited pictures provide a hint at a very solid truck (at least on the exterior) with a nice patina.  While the seller reports the truck as “three on the tree”,  there is no mention of what motor nor is there a picture provided to help. The standard gearbox leaves us assuming this Ranger features the base inline six-cylinder engine.

Currently offered for $15,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their ___ priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,400 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $18,400.  As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $10,950 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $17,000 before applying a ten percent deduction for the six-cylinder powertrain.

Ford produced the fifth-generation F-Series pickups for the 1967 through 1972 model years.  Relying on a carry-over platform from the four-generation F-series, the fifth-generation trucks featured sharper styling lines, a larger cab, and expanded engine options.  Fifth-generation F-Series came in three trim levels: “Base”, “Custom Cab”, and “Ranger.”

The YouTube Channel features this 1969 Ford F-Series commercial.  If you’re of a certain age, you’ll likely recognize the actress:

For now, the seller seems firm on their $15,000 ask for a truck that would have cost half that not that long ago.

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“Original patina ..3 on the tree ..runs and drives beautiful. Show up with $15000 cash and it’s yours ..price is firm for this very rare old pickup
i have the seat cover to go with.”

Inline six or V8: Are there any clues indicating what motor this 1969 Ford F100 Ranger has?  If so, comment below and let us know!


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