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Joe Walden and his wife have owned this four-speed 65 Ranchero since it was new, and amazingly, have only racked up about 5,000 miles. Its now equipped with a standard Ford underdash air conditioning unit (inset), which was not available on four-speed Falcons and Rancheros from the factory. Why not? Wed like to think it was because the A/C detracted from the brutal performance advantage of the manual trans, but the real reason was because the underdash control unit got in the way of the gearshift lever.