"More Than A Car! More Than A Truck!" This 1959 Ranchero is a BLAST to drive. Powered by a 223 CI, 6 cylinder with 3 speed (Three on the Tree) transmission. Drives as great as it looks! Retro-styled digital radio provides the classic tunes while you are cruising. Introduced in December 1956, the Ranchero sold as a truck through Ford's truck division. The Ranchero was a hit with both the automotive press and the buying public, filling an untapped market niche for vehicles with the utility of a light pickup and the ease of operation and riding characteristics of a car. The Ranchero actually had a marginally higher cargo capacity by about 50 pounds than the half-ton F-Series pickup. The 1959 model was built with the same 118 in wheelbase as all 1959 Fords, giving the 1959 Ranchero the advantage over its predecessors of a new, longer 7 foot bed. The Custom Ranchero was the only model marketed in 1959 and was offered in 26 colors (11 solid shades, 11 two-tone combinations with white on top, and four other two-tone choices).