1983 Ford Ranger ‘Touch of Paradise’

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Remember the Vanin days of the 70’s and 80’s that also saw its influence on the mini truckin scene? This 1983 Ford Ranger is a time capsule from that era.

This truck has been a show truck since new and has 41,000 original miles. It’s powered by the original 2.8L V-6 and 4-speed manual transmission. The keystone wheels are wrapped in Cooper Cobra tires.

It features custom paint and murals similar to those that became popular on custom vans.

I have to wonder what someone would do with it if they bought it. It’s seriously dated. Especially for a show truck. Drive it as is, or update it?

The truck is listed for $7,500 which may not be a bad deal for a truck with 41,000 miles in today’s crazy used car market.




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As a Ford Ranger enthusiast who enjoys modifying my Ford Rangers for off-road use, I quickly discovered that there wasn’t any websites dedicated to the subject. So in 1999, I created TheRangerStation.com. What started as my own personal desire to help other Ford Ranger owners, has grown into a wealth of online information from numerous contributors. 20-years later, my commitment to the Ford Ranger, and the Ford Ranger community, is as strong as ever.

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