Legendary 1959 Ranchero - AJ Foyt's - 406cu Tri-Power Police Interceptor 410hp

1959 Ford Ranchero Chrome

Technical specifications of Ford Ranchero 1959

Price: -
Item location: Olympia, Washington, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Ranchero
Type: Crew Cab Pickup
Trim: Chrome
Year: 1959
Mileage: 12,800
VIN: H9RF112300
Color: Black
Engine size: 406cu Tri-Power Police Interceptor 410 HP
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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Car description

You are looking at a piece of Racing history.

This 1959 Ford Ranchero is outfitted with a 1961 406 cubic inch 410 horsepower police interceptor Tri-Power Police engine (V-8). This engine was given to Foyt by Ford Motor Company through Holman and Moody in 1962 along with matching Cruise-a-Matic transmission. Three carbs and plenty of power to haul or drag. Interior and exterior are in excellent condition. Foyt got this ranchero after winning his first Indy and then towed his race car with it for years in the 60's. All official memorabilia comes with the car, including autographed AJ Foyt collection book, autographed Collection Auction special pass and additional photos and email correspondence with Johnny Capels. Runs on highest octane gasoline available. Runs and drives great - ready for you to drive it home.

Previous Owners:

1959-1962 Phil Martinez, Firestone Racing Engineer, Redondo Beach CA - Story goes, Foyt wanted the car and Martinez told him, "You go out and win the 500 and it's yours" - the next year, 1961, Foyt won.

1962-1993 A.J. Foyt Jr purchased the Ranchero after he won his first Indy 500 in 1961

1993-2002 Johnny Capels, Chief Mechanic for 1971-72 Indy and USAC Car Champs Joe Leonard, Mario Andretti, Al Unser Sr and others. Capels bought the ranchero from AJ's official classic collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August, 1992 and he rebuilt as necessary.

2002- present - My dad bought the car from Capels and then passed later that year. It's been in my family since that time.


Straight body and interior

406 cubic inch 410 horsepower police interceptor Tri-Power Police engine

Cruise-a-Matic transmission

Factory Power Breaks

Manual Steering

Dual Point Distributor

Stock AM Radio

Custom Super Tex painted on tailgate

Custom AJ Foyt wheel caps

Vinyl Bed Cover

Includes AJ's personalized Texas dealer license plate from 1984, "Foyt 5".

Foyt's own bench ground down socket to fit the lugs on his branded wheels

2013 overhaul - New Brakes, Fuel Tank, bearings, seals, water pump, generator, intake manifold


Pin hole in radiator

Tends to run hot - could use an additional fan in front of radiator on hotter days. Runs great in 60s-70s.

Some rust on wheels and undercarriage

Thanks for your interest in this unique piece of history. Happy Bidding


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