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?