Part car, part truck, the 1970 Ford Ranchero GT was one of those niche vehicles that gave drivers a mixture of performance and practically. The 1970 Ranchero was based on the mid-sized Torino. It featured unit-body construction, a 114-inch wheelbase, and a 6.5-foot bed. The 1970 Ranchero GT featured laser striping, GT lettering and bright chevrons on the bedside, and a sport hood scoop. The Ranchero also sported deluxe wheel covers, bright wheel well moldings, and hidden windshield wipers. Performance options include power front disc brakes, dual body-color mirrors, and a heavy-duty suspension package.
The 1970 Ford Ranchero GT came standard with a 302 cubic-inch V8. It produced 220 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers could fork out extra for the 351 Cleveland two-barrel rated at 250 horsepower and 355 lb.-ft. of torque. Next up was a 351 Cleveland four-barrel with 300 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. From there, things get interesting. Drivers could opt for three different versions of the 429 cubic-inch V8. The 429 Thunder Jet brought the heat with 360 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The 429 Cobra Jet packed a wallop with 370 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The 429 Super Cobra Jet was the ultimate Ranchero GT with 375 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.