YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, January 15, 2012
This 1962 Ford Ranchero sits in a Grand Island driveway wearing Nevada tags. Been there for some time now. The plates could explain the very faded red paint job — it gets pretty hot out there in the desert. Rancheros started their life in 1957 on Ford’s full-sized chassis, switching to the compact Falcon in 1960. In 1967 Ford switched to the sheetmetal of the intermediate Fairlane series, where it remained (subsequently using Torino and LTD II front ends) until the final model year of 1979.
—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know