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I'd love to have it- 57 original miles

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Wow! Cant believe someone let it sit around this long. Very nice. Little off topic but I just seen a 87 Grand National on ebay the other day. This thing only had 9 miles on it and the asking price was 108K. Never titled.
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nice find, but rediculous price... who is going to pay 14 grand for that. you can get brand new trucks for that price range.
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omg, i love it, if i had the money that thing would have its own pedestal, hell even its own house, that is just amazing and awesome!
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that thing is freakin awesome, put it on the showroom lol
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that thing is freakin awesome, put it on the showroom lol
that would be smart for a Ford dealer.

the honda dealer that my mom got her civic at had an old honda in mint condition in their show room... it was pretty cool to look at
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Really its an antique. I would keep it put away. Im sure it will be worth alot more in years to come. Isn't 87 the first year rangers were made? And we all know they wont be makin them anymore so possibly that thing will be worth something.
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that truck is beautiful!!
Imagine if it had a V6 and extended cab.... woah
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83 was the first year for the ranger... that truck needs to be a show piece and not driven at all...
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Isn't 87 the first year rangers were made?
no i think it was 82 0r 83
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83 was the first year for the ranger... that truck needs to be a show piece and not driven at all...
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i just emailed him. wonder if it was ever started all these yrs. think it was damaged by sitting 21 yrs??.
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Holly **** it has less miles then all of us even the ones with 07's....
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83.5 was the first ranger, i had one, my first ranger. 2.0 reg cab, 4 speed.

i miss it dearly!

daniel was just a newborn when i got it.
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That is absolutely amazing! That truck is gorgeous! Amazingly perfect! That would be awesome to own.
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83.5 was the first ranger, i had one, my first ranger. 2.0 reg cab, 4 speed.

i miss it dearly!

daniel was just a newborn when i got it.
it had a 2.0, then you put a 302 in it.
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if it was an ext cab with a V6 I'd be bidding on it. I love first gens and to fin a clean one is just amazing. Not sure what you'd do with it though. If I drove it to the next town and back it would double in mileage.

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the bed is spotless!!!
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i had thought of buying it, dropping a slightly modified 2.9l in, painting it metallic shadow grey with two red pinstripes and swapping vin numbers with my current 87 ranger. then of course i would have to garage it and take it out only a few times a year. every time i would take it out, i would have to detail it. it just wouldnt be right not to.
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i had thought of buying it, dropping a slightly modified 2.9l in, painting it metallic shadow grey with two red pinstripes and swapping vin numbers with my current 87 ranger. then of course i would have to garage it and take it out only a few times a year. every time i would take it out, i would have to detail it. it just wouldnt be right not to.
It seems like if you are going to do all that work anyway it would make more sense to just restore any rust free truck.

The one in the auction needs to be kept stock IMO and hopefully someone will continue to store it properly.
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It seems like if you are going to do all that work anyway it would make more sense to just restore any rust free truck.

The one in the auction needs to be kept stock IMO and hopefully someone will continue to store it properly.

Agreed. That one doesn't need to be driven at all. If you're gunna drive it, find another 87 Ranger and buy it. That one deserves to be picked up by a museum or something.
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Beautiful.
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Agreed. That one doesn't need to be driven at all. If you're gunna drive it, find another 87 Ranger and buy it. That one deserves to be picked up by a museum or something.
Just to play devils advocate (cause I actually agree that the truck in a perfect world would go to a museum and be kept in original form). Is it really worth anything? Would people go to see it? I love rangers but especially a 4 cylinder 1st gen is the car equivalent to a dodge omni. Would you go to a museum to see a dodge Onmi with 57 miles on it? How many years would it have to be before it is considered a real collectors item? My buddy Howard has a 46 crosley and well it is a neat car it was pretty much and undesirable economy car for 50 years of its life before they started to see any value out of it. Even now it is still worth maybe $5K restored. Just something I have been pondering since I seen this truck.

Form a car lover and historian standpoint I think it is a gem. But from a realist standpoint I just see very little in appeal for the average collector with this truck. I hope I am wrong.

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Just to play devils advocate (cause I actually agree that the truck in a perfect world would go to a museum and be kept in original form). Is it really worth anything? Would people go to see it? I love rangers but especially a 4 cylinder 1st gen is the car equivalent to a dodge omni. Would you go to a museum to see a dodge Onmi with 57 miles on it? How many years would it have to be before it is considered a real collectors item? My buddy Howard has a 46 crosley and well it is a neat car it was pretty much and undesirable economy car for 50 years of its life before they started to see any value out of it. Even now it is still worth maybe $5K restored. Just something I have been pondering since I seen this truck.

Form a car lover and historian standpoint I think it is a gem. But from a realist standpoint I just see very little in appeal for the average collector with this truck. I hope I am wrong.

~HJ
Oh I thought of that as well. I think of it as this, right now it's not worth much, but if it was to be kept in a controled environment and maintained for preservation, $15-20 years from now throw it on the Barrett-Jackson Auction block and see what it would pull. Now it won't pull a 6 digit figure, but who knows, it might pull 35K 20 years from now with that mileage and the rarity of it being in that condition. It's all in an enthusiests POV. Go to FSB where I found the original posting and they all wanna buy it and thrash it, why? Cause they're bronco enthusiests. I'd be the one to take a Bronco with 13,000 original miles and drive it till the wheels fall off... I don't have the same enshusiasm they do.

I'd like to see Ford Motor Co or the Henry Ford Museum pick it up.
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I agree that it does not really have a whole lot of collector value. It is just a mass produced small pickup. I still really hope that whoever buys it can appreciate it properly though. If I had room, I'd be bidding on that truck.

This truck doesn't have to go to the Smithsonian or anything. There are places where it would be relevant to display. It would be cool to see at a dealer, or in an automotive museum. I'm sure there are museums that are dedicated to Fords, trucks, American vehicles, etc... that could make room for this gem.
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