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Ford Ranchero - Rugged Dependability & High Style in One Package

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

The lead photo is of a Calypso Coral 1970 Ford Ranchero GT that has a numbers matching 429 CI V8 mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Don't you just love those hideaway headlights?

Ford introduced the Ranchero, a vehicle classified as a coupe utility, at the New York Auto Show on December 8, 1956. Though this was a new vehicle for the American market, some 22 years earlier Ford of Australia designer, Lew Bandt penned the first coupe utility in 1934. This was in response to Australian ranchers, who desired a vehicle that was rugged enough to haul livestock during the week and sufficiently elegant to go to church with the spouse on Sunday. This coupe utility became known as a ute in Australia. With a production run of 82 years (1934-2016), the ute was a smashing success down under.

Inspired By the Space Race – the Ford Galaxie 1959-1974

Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

Ford’s marketing team named the full-size Ford the Galaxie. This was an effort to capture some interest in the car with an association to the Space Race that held the attention of the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s. For the 1959 model of the full-size Fairlane 500, the top of the line Galaxie name was added. The Fairlane models moved to an intermediate platform in 1962. Galaxie now encompassed the full-sized Ford offerings, having Galaxie models for four generations of the brand from 1959-1974.

Video: 2017 Classic Industries Super Chevy Muscle Car Challenge

This summer, Classic Industries took the opportunity to partner with Super Chevy Magazine as the title sponsor of the 2017 Super Chevy Muscle Car Challenge. This unique racing event took place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, and focused on classic and modern Chevy vehicles of the high-performance track-prepped variety.

1969 Camaro - Classic Looks, Modern Parts

As classic car enthusiasts, we love the look of vintage American steel. And when it comes to iconic looks, few cars can top the 1969 Camaro. Of all the first-gen F-body cars, the '69 Camaro is often hailed as the most attractive and desirable, and it remains one of the most popular cars we supply parts for. However, there's no denying that automotive engineering has come a long way since the late sixties. Cars are now faster, more agile, and more sophisticated than ever before. So, how can a restorer infuse some of this modern DNA into a classic form? Enter the resto-mod.

All Girls Garage - Sleeper 'Cuda Build

 

Popping the hood of this rusty Plymouth to reveal its new Hemi heart will be a pleasant surprise… unless you’re about to race against it, that is.

 
Here at Classic Industries, we love sleeper vehicle builds—even the name evokes mystery. Much like a sleeper cell of operatives that infiltrates a bigger group, waiting for the right time to strike, sleeper cars are perfect for hiding in plain sight. The dented beater that rolls up to you at a stop light might just blast by you with tires ablaze when you least expect it. This unexpected characteristic never fails to keep things interesting.