Meticulous Maintenance: 1999 Ford Ranger – SOLD!
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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.
We’ve been complaining since the start of this website new trucks are too damn big. While we give credit to Ford for finally offering a compact pickup again, their new four-door-only Maverick doesn’t hold a candle to the compact styleside bed found on this 1999 Ford Ranger originally listed in May 2022 on Craigslist in Essex, Connecticut.
Currently offered for $6,495, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, reveals the ask is well below this guide’s one-year average of $15,317 based on 10 sales ranging from $6,500 to $28,100. Interestingly, the J.D. Power NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls above this guide’s “Low”, “Average”, and “High” Retail value range of $1,800, $3,200, and $5,225, respectively.
For the 1983 model year, Ford introduced the Ranger compact pickup for the United States and Canada. Replacing the Courier (a rebadged Mazda B1800), the Ranger was the first compact pickup truck designed by Ford. Using the same chassis architecture, three generations of the Ranger were produced across its 29-year production run. The model line underwent major redesigns for 1993 and 1998, a mid-cycle update in 1989
The mobilemoto YouTube Channel features actress Lindsay Wagner (The bionic woman) pitching Ford’s then-new four-door Ranger pickup:
For well under ten large and with the four cylinder’s economy, there are very few choices that make for a better third-car or a young driver’s first vehicle than a third-generation Ford Ranger. We can think of many worse vehicles to drive to high school than this truck.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Locally owned and in the same family since new. Adult driven and never abused or used as a work truck. Vehicle serviced in Ivoryton with all records available. Typical surface rust around the rear wheel well and a bit of clear coat peeling from the hood aside from that the truck is in excellent shape for its age and has extremely low miles. No hurry to sell.”
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