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1958 FORD RANCH WAGON 5.8L V8 SHOWROOM RESTORATION IN PROGRESS

Sale price: £19,995.00 make an offer

Car location: Wisbech, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Year:
1958
Doors:
5
Engine:
2
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1958 FORD RANCH WAGON 5.8L V8 SHOWROOM RESTORATION IN PROGRESS for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.5) based on 48 votes

COAST TO COAST CLASSICS LTD ARE PLEASED TO OFFER FOR SALE THIS 1958 FORD RANCH WAGON, RECENTLY IMPORTED BY OURSELVES FROM ARKANSAS, USA, CURRENTLY UNDERWAY FOR A FULL NUT AND BOLT ‘BODY OFF' RESTORATION AT OUR CUSTOM WORKSHOP LOCATED IN WEST NORFOLK, COVERING ALL AREA'S OF EASTANGLIA, NORFOLK, CAMBRIDGE AND LINCOLNSHIRE.

SHE ARRIVED IN THE COUNTRY IN SEPTEMEBER 2020 AND WE CAN CONFIRM THAT ALL TAXES, DUTIES, VAT HAVE BEEN PAID AND WE HOLD THE CURRENT NOVA IN OUR HANDS, WAITING TO PUT AN AGE RELATED REGISTARATION MARK ON HER FOR THE NEW OWNER WHO WILL BE THE FIRST UK OWNER ON THE NEW V5.

WE CAN CONFIRM THAT ‘ROCHELLE' IS EXTREMELY SOLID BODY WISE THROUGHOUT EXCEPT FOR THE FLOOR PANS AND WE HAVE DECIDED TO FIT 6 X NEW FORD REPRODUCTION FLOOR PANELS TO HER TO MAKE HER SOLID AGAIN. WE HAVE STARTED TO STRIP HER TO THE ‘BODY OFF' STATE BUT WANT TO COMPLETE ALL THE WELDING FIRST WHICH WE ARE JUST ABOUT TO DO. THERE ARE A FEW RUST PLACES THROUGHOUT THE BODY THAT WILL NEED PLATING AND WELDING (VERY MINOR). WE AIM TO GIVE ROCHELLE A BARE METAL RESPRAY TO THE COLOURS OF YOUR CHOICE AND OBVIOUSLY FINISH OFF YOUR CHOICE TOO AND WOULD LIKE YOU TO BE PART OF THE BUILD AS WE GO ALONG WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETE WITHIN THE NEXT 6 MONTHS. (THE FIRST PHOTO IS TO SHOW YOU HOW SHE WILL LOOK ONCE COMPLETE, BUT IN 2 DOOR FORM) WE ARE RESTORING ROCHELLE BACK TO ORIGINAL CONDITION SO THE PRICE SEEN REFLECTS THAT.

IN BRIEF, WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE FOLLOWING PROCESS:

SEMI STRIP DOWN, WELD IN NEW FLOORS AND SMALL BITS IN THE BODY WORK THROUGHOUT, REPLACE DRIVERS DOOR POST WHICH IS TWISTED. MOCKUP 351 WINDOSOR V8 COUPLED TO C4 AUTOMATIC GEARBOX ON FORD 9 INCH REAR END, COMPLETE THE STRIP DOWN. SAND AND BEADBLAST ALL BODY AND CHASSIS PARTS INCLUDING CHASSIS ITSELF, THEN POWDERCOAT ALL PARTS AS REQUIRED AND START TO REASSEMBLE WITH ALL NEW RUBBERS, STAINLESS STEEL NUTS AND BOLTS, SUSPENSION JOINTS, SHOCKS, TIE ROD ENDS, BRAKES, BRAKE LINES, BUSHES ETC. ALL BODY WORK IN THE MEANTIME WILL GO FOR PAINT WHICH IS NOT DONE IN HOUSE BUT DONE BY OUR MASTER PAINTER AND BODYWORK MAN WOODY! INTERIOR AGAIN WILL BE SET BACK TO ORIGINAL BUT COMPLETELY REFURBISHED AGAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM TO ANY COLOUR OF YOUR CHOICE. ALL CHROME WORK WILL BE RENEWED, BASICALLY IT WILL COME OUT BETTER THAN IT DID IN THE FACTORY!

THE PHOTOS SHOWED ARE FIRSTLY OF THE FINISHED ARTICLE (NOTE IN 2 DOOR FORM THOUGH), SECONDLY FROM WHEN WE LOCATED IT IN THE USA AND LASTLY IN OUR WORKSHOP CURRENTLY UNDERGOING WORKS WHERE IT NOW SITS.

WE ARE OFFERING THIS VEHICLE ON A PRESALE BASIS WHICH WE DON'T OFTEN DO, SO THAT THE NEW OWNER CAN BE PART OF THE BUILD GOING FORWARD AND ALSO PUT A ‘TOUCH OF THEIR OWN' ON THE CAR.

WE ARE OFFERING A PAYMENT PLAN ON THIS VEHICLE WITH THE FULL AND COMPLETED PRICE BEING £19 995.00. WE REQUIRE A £4995.00 DEPOSIT WHICH WILL TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE INTO YOUR NAME, FOLLOWED BY SIX MONTHLY DEPOSITS OF £2500.00 AS WE PROGRESS WITH THE BUILD WHICH WILL BE COMPLETE IN THE SIX MONTH TIME FRAME. WE URGE YOU TO COME DOWN AND HAVE A CUP OF TEA, TAKE A LOOK AT THE VEHICLE AND HAVE A CHAT WITH MYSELF SO WE CAN DISCUSS GOING FORWARD.

WE ARE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGABLE RESTORERS AND WE CAN SUPPLY REFERENCES ACCORDINGLY. WE ENTERED TWO OF OUR MUSTANGS INTO THE AMERICAN STARS AND STRIPES SHOW THIS WEEKEND AT TATTON PARK, ONE OF THE BIGGEST AMERICAN SHOWS IN THE COUNTRY AND TOOK SECOND PLACE FOR BEST MUSTANG IN SHOW!! (AN EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT CONSIDERING THERE WERE AROUND 20 MUSTANGS PRESENT)

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

 

A LITTLE HISTORY ON THE VEHICLE TYPE ITSELF:

In the early 1950s, the era of the wood-bodied station wagon was coming to an end. When Ford introduced a redesigned line of cars for the 1952 model year, its Country Squire continued to cater to buyers who still wanted a station wagon with the look of wood (attained by applying simulated exterior wood decals, which were framed in genuine wood through 1953).

But for other wagon buyers, Ford also gave them two new choices that year, the first all-steel wagons in the firm's history. These were the Country Sedan, a four-door model in the mid-range Customline series; and the Ranch Wagon, which was a two-door model in the economy Mainline series, inspired by the European-term shooting-brake. The Ranch Wagon ran with either the standard "Mileage Maker" six-cylinder engine or the long-familiar flathead V8, which was optional.

After receiving mostly cosmetic changes for 1953, a second Ranch Wagon model, a slightly fancier version in the Customline series, was added for 1954, the year Ford's new Y-block V8 replaced the flathead unit. The two models were renamed Ranch Wagon and Custom Ranch Wagon for 1955, when the entire Ford station wagon set became a series of its own. For 1957, the Del Rio Ranch Wagon was introduced (replacing both the Custom Ranch Wagon and the Parklane), sporting special ranch-pattern upholstery. That same model was the basis for the new 1957 Ranchero, and a Mercury version called the Mercury Commuter which was a hardtop inspired wagon without a "B" pillar.

There were three Ranch Wagons the following year, as the first four-door Ranch Wagon was added to the model range. The Del Rio was dropped for 1959, replaced by a one-year-only two-door Country Sedan. By this time, full-size two-door station wagons were fast fading in popularity, and the 1961 two-door Ranch Wagon was the last full-size two-door wagon ever built (along with the two-door Plymouth Deluxe Suburban of that same year), leaving the four-door as the sole Ranch Wagon model for 1962.

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