Photo Gallery | First Coast Gears: The Mustang that thinks it’s a Ranchero | Slideshow
Updated on Jan. 4, 2012
We’ve seen plenty of strange combinations at First Coast area cruise-ins but here's one you're not likely to run into: A 1966 Ford Mustero.
EBay Motors featured this Jekyll & Hyde version of the Mustang and Ranchero that was actually a Ford-licensed product, according to the seller.
Beverly Hills Mustang LTD produced the Mustang pick-up conversions for two years. The conversions cost $6,500, which made it as expensive as a Shelby Cobra at the time.
Approximately 50 of these mini Mustang pickups were built. The conversion began with the removal of the rear seat and rear roof section. A heavy duty fiberglass bed was installed. Then the rear window section was reattached to the roofline. Custom windows were installed in the doors, due to the altered roof line. Out back, the rear valance and tail light assemblies were attached to the fiberglass bed.
The pictured Mustero underwent what is described as a complete restoration in the eighties and has a Pony interior, three-speed manual and Autolite two barrel carburetor. It sold for $22,000.
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