When it comes to classic Ford custom jobs, this souped-up 1958 Ford Ranchero is about as sleek as it gets.
Classic car aficionado Scottie D found this hot rod at a car show, and considering the impressively good condition it was in, he had to share it to his YouTube channel. With some slicks in the back and a roll cage installed, this baby is ready to race, but it might be too pretty to risk it.
This 1958 Ford Ranchero Pro Street build (as Scottie D calls it) is done up in the body style that drag cars used to look like back in the day, and it’s absolutely glorious.
This is probably as up close of a look as you’re gonna get to this sweet ride, and you absolutely need to check it out.
A Brief History of the 1958 Ford Ranchero
The Ford Ranchero, also called the Ford Falcon Ranchero and the Ford Fairlane Ranchero, was produced between 1957 and 1979.
While previous coupe utilities were adapted from pickup truck platforms, the Ranchero was adapted from a two-door station wagon platform that merged the cab and cargo bed into the body.
When compared to the 1957 Ford Ranchero, the ’58 model only had a few minor aesthetic changes, including front sheet metal inspired by the Ford Thunderbird and a four-headlamp arrangement.
These first generation models (1957-1959) were particularly marketed in the American Southwest and were a huge hit with farmers and ranchers due to their light pickup type build. They also inspired General Motors to release the Chevrolet El Camino in 1959. Not a bad move from GM, considering the success that the El Camino eventually had.