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1977 Ford F-100 Ranger "free Wheelin'" Ultra-rare on 2040-cars

Year:1977 Mileage:88244

Ankeny, Iowa, United States

Ankeny, Iowa, United States

I am selling an ultra-rare 1977 Ford F-100 Ranger that has the exclusive Free Wheelin' package.  This vehicle has 88K (I was informed that it was the original miles, but the owner's daughter didn't have any of the documentation to verify this statement, although I believe it) miles.  It also has the original factory paint and decals.  The inside is amazing and is original as well.  It is a 302 V8, automatic that runs good w/no blue smoke when it starts.  

The vehicle is factory original except: The rear rims (I don't know why the original owner changed them, maybe because he thought it looked sportier???), break pads, tune-up parts (cap, rotor, wires).  I put in a new gas tank, sending unit, fuel pump, fuel filter and blew out the fuel lines because the vehicle sat in a garage for a long time not being driven.  I also tuned it up, changed the oil and flushed the radiator.  The original owner has passed, but his son-in-law put in a new battery.

The Ford was a garage find and I am the second owner.  I would say it is rust free, but some sticklers would find surface rust on the underbody.  I can assure all buyers that it is 99% rust free with no real rust spots, holes or filler/bondo.  It is very, very clean.  

The engine department is pretty clean, not showroom, but pretty darn clean (see pictures).  The body on the vehicle is not perfect, but it is in really good shape for the age of the vehicle.  There are some small scratches that could probably be buffed out and a few that probably can not be be buffed out.  There are a few very small dents, but you would have to look pretty hard to find them.  It has the factory push-bar and fog lights (that work).  It also has a factory bug guard and mud flaps.  The windows roll down easily and the back window opens and closes too.  The pickup used to have a factory topper, but the deceased original owner's son in law informed me that it leaked.  There is still some adhesive where the topper connected, but it left the bed in amazing condition.  No rust in bed or in the tailgate.  The AM/FM radio works as well.

The interior is in absolutely amazing condition for its age.  It is all original and has no cracks in the dash, no ripped seat or torn carpet.  The only thing that detracts from it is that a grandchild must have put a "my name is" sticker on the glove box.  I believe it would come off pretty easy with some "Goo-Gone".

Please view all the pictures and the video.   I can send more pics or videos upon request.  I wanted to show everything to verify that I believe this vehicle is truly an 88K gem that was garaged and babied.  I apologize for the quality of the video.  It is in high definition, but I am no cinematographer.  The video is shaky, I didn't know whether to get close or stay back, there is annoying outside air, etc.  I tried and I can do it again for serious buyers who have specific requests.

This vehicle turns heads everywhere it goes.  You do not see anything like this on the road and you will have an impossible task of trying to find one as nice as this online ever again.  I believe they only made the Free Wheelin' Ford option in 1977 and 1978.  I have researched it and have added a few pictures from brochures and online.  This vehicle is sold AS IS and I always suggest that a potential buyer have it inspected.  It is only $80 to $100 dollars to do so.  This vehicle is absolutely awesome and I hate to see it go.  I am selling it because it doesn't fit in my garage and something this nice needs to be garaged (I have included pictures of it not fitting in my garage at the end of the photos). 

1972 and earlier trucks have been the craze, but I can assure you that the new trend is 73-79.  Trucks that are 73-79 have been going for $10K and much more at the Mecum's auctions (you can research this on the Mecum website).  Something this rare will be an investment.  I wanted to see what my 1975 Chevy Blazer would go for at Mecum's Auction Des Moines two years ago.  I was offered $19.5K for it.  

I am a private seller that only searches out unique cars.  I sell about 2 a year and you can review my positive eBay feedback.  Please do not bid on this item unless you want to buy it.  I am hard working guy and I would appreciate not having to list it again.  It is for sale in Iowa locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early if I get the right price.  Shipping will be the buyer's responsibility and the vehicle will have to be picked up in Des Moines.  I am willing to take it to a shipping hub in Des Moines or meeting you in town if you are driving it back.  If you are shipping it I usually use Dependable Auto-shippers because they can guarantee 2-week delivery upon request.  Brokers can take up to a month if you use them (and it will be sitting outside unfortunately).  This vehicle has a clean/clear title in my name.  I will only accept PayPal or a confirmed money transfer into my account.  No other methods are acceptable, so please do not ask if I will take a check or money order.  Please email me or call me if you have any specific questions.  Sorry for the book, but I wanted to be as detail oriented as possible.

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