CC Outtake: 1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero

Spring has come to Portland, the first really warm, dry weekend we’ve had this year. So along with top-down drivers, cyclists and runners, the gardeners are out in force. Can you think of a nicer nursery-getter than this sibling of today’s CC, the 1964 Falcon Ranchero?

A rigid bed cover keeps this classic and its cargo in pristine condition, but lifts on springs like a super-sized trunk lid.

Showroom-perfect interior too. I haven’t had the chance to find out what that floor shift is connected to, but I heard it running once and it sure didn’t sound stock.