88 Extended cab.....wow...


rusty ol ranger

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Dirtman

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So friggin big!
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Nice clean truck
 

PetroleumJunkie412

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These are goals.
 

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So friggin big!
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Any ranger without the engine sitting in the bed or rust holes big enough to stick your head through seems overpriced these days.
 

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Over the years we have seen the prices of old cars and trucks go from reasonable to outrageous. As one group of vehicles prices itself out of the buyer market, another year/style vehicle gains in popularity, until it gets priced out as well. I am seeing this happen with the Ranger. Prices are going up. Now would be the time to get an old Ranger, clean it up and enjoy it, believing it is not only a fun truck, but it may hold it's value, or even go up. I paid $1100 for my '91 fourteen years ago. A guy at a NAPA store offered me $4500 a few years back and I turned him down. Granted I had put money into it, but I believe this is a trend we will continue to see.
 

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If you search hard enough there are some super clean 1st gens all over the country for good prices. I've located about a dozen nice 83-88 models in the last few days.
 

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Damn what a ripoff. Unless there is $9000 cash in the glovebox....
 

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I'd never pay that kind of money for a truck that looked like that, because I'd be afraid to ever drive it anywhere. It would just turn into a $10K garage ornament to be looked at.
 

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It's only got 2146 miles on it...not 21467...the 7 is in tenths!!!
I could see laying out up to 9 grand for that, maybe even the asking price. You would basically be buying a "new " 32 year old truck. As long as everything worked as well as the truck shows, it would be worth it.
Of course, instead you could go out and spend 35 grand on a used 2018-19 Ranger.
I wouldn't drive it daily, but it would definately be driven and shown.
Grumpaw
 

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It's only got 2146 miles on it...not 21467...the 7 is in tenths!!!
I could see laying out up to 9 grand for that, maybe even the asking price. You would basically be buying a "new " 32 year old truck. As long as everything worked as well as the truck shows, it would be worth it.
Of course, instead you could go out and spend 35 grand on a used 2018-19 Ranger.
I wouldn't drive it daily, but it would definately be driven and shown.
Grumpaw
Good catch!

I would buy 3 trucks like this for 10 grand before i spent 30 on a used current ranger.
 

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2 years ago I saw a beautiful 86 on the lot. Longbed reg cab, 2wd V6 automatic. I forget the mileage but under 100K. Two-tone grey, all original except some cheap chrome steel rims. They were wanting 12,000 for it. Was cross-posted on letgo, I saw it there first. Claimed it was a 4.0 so I messaged and said unless it’s had a engine swap , the 4.0 didn’t exist until ‘90. Nice truck but overpriced, what bank is going to approve that loan? I didn’t think I was being a dick, just stating the facts. The sales lady that posted the ad blocked me. It was a nice truck , but not THAT nice.

EDIT: just looked at that 88. Damn that is nice, but too nice to really use.
 
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rusty ol ranger

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
2 years ago I saw a beautiful 86 on the lot. Longbed reg cab, 2wd V6 automatic. I forget the mileage but under 100K. Two-tone grey, all original except some cheap chrome steel rims. They were wanting 12,000 for it. Was cross-posted on letgo, I saw it there first. Claimed it was a 4.0 so I messaged and said unless it’s had a engine swap , the 4.0 didn’t exist until ‘90. Nice truck but overpriced, what bank is going to approve that loan? I didn’t think I was being a dick, just stating the facts. The sales lady that posted the ad blocked me. It was a nice truck , but not THAT nice.

EDIT: just looked at that 88. Damn that is nice, but too nice to really use.
Back when i had FB around 2014....

There was a local small time dealer advertiseing that "No matter how your situation is youll be approved!"

So i commented on the post something to the tune of...

"Im on unemployment, have had 2 bankruptcies, a foreclousure and 2 repos, and i really need a car to get to my stay sober group....can you help me?"

No "Come on down" or " No" even, just a swift block. Lmao.
 

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It's only got 2146 miles on it...not 21467...the 7 is in tenths!!!
I could see laying out up to 9 grand for that, maybe even the asking price. You would basically be buying a "new " 32 year old truck. As long as everything worked as well as the truck shows, it would be worth it.
Of course, instead you could go out and spend 35 grand on a used 2018-19 Ranger.
I wouldn't drive it daily, but it would definately be driven and shown.
Grumpaw
Jay Leno should get it.
 


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