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The 1957 Ford Ranchero Was Never Meant To Be A Pickup Truck

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Ford created the Ranchero in 1957. This car kind of looked like a pickup truck, but mostly, it was just a car with a lot of storage room. Ford still sold the car as a truck, though, which disappointed a lot of Ford fans.

By 1960, Ford realized their mistake. They released a new version of the Ranchero that was smaller and marketed as a car (as it always should have been). The new car was renamed renamed the Falcon Ranchero.