The 1970 Ford Ranchero GT was a unique vehicle that combined the best of cars and trucks, offering both performance and practicality. Based on the mid-sized Torino, the Ranchero featured a unit-body construction, a 114-inch wheelbase, and a 6.5-foot bed.
The Ranchero GT model showcased laser striping, GT lettering, bright chevrons on the bedside, and a sport hood scoop. It also boasted deluxe wheel covers, bright wheel well moldings, and hidden windshield wipers. Performance enhancements included power front disc brakes, dual body-color mirrors, and a heavy-duty suspension package.
Under the hood, the 1970 Ford Ranchero GT came standard with a 302 cubic-inch V8 engine, producing 220 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. For additional power, buyers had the option to upgrade to the 351 Cleveland two-barrel engine, rated at 250 horsepower and 355 lb.-ft. of torque. There was also a 351 Cleveland four-barrel variant, delivering 300 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.
However, the real excitement began with the three available versions of the 429 cubic-inch V8. The 429 Thunder Jet provided a significant boost with 360 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The 429 Cobra Jet took performance to another level, boasting 370 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, the top-of-the-line 429 Super Cobra Jet stood as the ultimate Ranchero GT, offering a remarkable 375 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
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