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1971 Ford F-250 From TV’s ‘The Ranch’ Sells For Cheap

Fans of the Netflix show The Ranch will undoubtedly recognize this classic 1971 Ford F-250 pickup as the one used by Sam Elliot’s character, Beau Bennett, for over 8 seasons. This is the actual vehicle that was featured in the second-unit driving shots throughout locations in Colorado, and it was also used in the title sequence of the show. According to the listing, another truck was used on set in Los Angeles. Now, the well patina’d pickup has found a new home.

The well-worn 1971 Ford F-250 crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson’s signature Scottsdale auction, where it hammered for a mere $6,600. That’s a drop in the bucket for a famous TV truck, and not even a bad deal if this pickup wasn’t a Hollywood star. Given the prices of old Ford trucks these days, somebody got a heck of a deal.

Of course, this is no cream puff. The F-250 has its fair share of rust, tons of dents and dings, and faded paint. But everything else has been fixed up quite nicely, presumably to keep it reliable on set. That includes a newly rebuilt Ford 360 cubic-inch V8 with a fresh carb, along with new shocks, brakes, and all-terrain tires. Shifts are handled the good old-fashioned way, with a four-speed manual transmission.

Fans of the show, as well as old school truck fans should be equally pleased with this machine, despite its battle scars. Heck, patina is actually cool these days, and people seek out less-than-perfect pickups like this with fervor. Personally, we’d leave it as-is and just drive the thing, fearlessly taking that close-up parking spot at the grocery store. What’s the worse that can happen?

We’ll have more cool old trucks for sale like this one soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-250 news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ronald Reed

    In 1972 I bought a 1971 F-100 240/3 speed manual trans that had been repossessed for the sum of $425.00 making payments of $27 and change.
    The truck was pretty beat, it had been used and abused by a masonry company and had flecks of dried concrete and many small dents everywhere but the interior was nice and it got good gas mileage. It did use oil, copious amounts of oil, it burned it, leaked it, so badly I started buying used motor oil by the gallon and just pouring in a quart every fill up.
    I’d planned to sell it quickly but wound up keeping it for 1 1/2 years saving my money and buying a new Dodge van.
    When I was at the dealer buying my van I was trying to get the best deal and the salesman told me he could give me a better deal if I wasn’t trading the F-100, basically I’d have to pay them to take my truck. I was trying to figure out who could drive my truck back home and saw a kid I knew from school working in back so asked him if he could drive my truck but wound up selling it to him for $750.00.
    I should’ve kept the truck a few more years and saved money but I was young and wanted a panty dropper and the old Ford wasn’t dropping any panties…

  2. Tony Ray Blanton

    ronald u were doing it wrong u got to start with hold my beer and then shift that bad boy to second while taken the next hard right and she will slide right into ur lap. just kidding but it works in a 73 f100 lol love the old ford keep’em running keep’em working. good deal on the auction

  3. Dwayne Phelps

    1972 compiled 8 summers of hauling hay.July 1973 I purchased grandfather signed for it. I was to young for a Drivers License! I got
    ●1973 Ford f100 XLT regular cab 360 auto regular gas bright yellow.. 322.200 parked her in inn
    ●1999 Ford f250 sutyduty 4wd 7.3 diesal 407.000 (7.3 The 1million mole motor) Now
    ●2012 f350 4wd 6.7 diesal 220.000k still purring. FORD #1

  4. Fred Hughes

    I purchased a 1970 f250 360cid in dec 1980. Paid 1700.00 cash. Had it over 40 years. I am building a pretty modern engine now. Over 9k in a 390 bored .030 over and decked . Nice big cam and everything is now ultra polished and no more fan. So many items from all over the states. Nothing from overseas. Born in the USA, will die in the USA.

  5. Bo

    Hey everyone. Do we know how to see where this truck sold to?


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