A used-up Arizona Ranchero

This used-up 1959 Ford Ranchero was found in a salvage yard in Casa Grande, Ariz. The Ranchero, built between 1957 and 1979 was originally adapted from a two-door station wagon platform that integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. Over its lifespan it was variously derived from full-sized, compact, and intermediate automobiles sold by Ford for the North American market. Its chief competition was the Chevy El Camino.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)