• Jul 10, 2007
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What happens when you start with a '99 Mustang V6 Coupe and a Ford Ranger of unknown vintage, drop a 400-horsepower 351 under the hood, meld the 'Stang's nose and Ranger's body, and lift the suspension? You get the Muskrat. In addition to the engine swap and Frankenchero bodywork, the Muskrat is adorned with every super-fromage bolt-on accessory known to man. "Aero" kit? Check. Roof visor? Check. Louvers? Check. Wind deflectors? Check. Chromed rims that look like the demo mounts for the generic tires at the local parts store? Come on, you know the answer. The meaty rubber and all-business polished exhaust look serious, at least, despite everything else going on. Inside, retina-scorching red carpeting and interior trim (complete with "Muskrat" embroidery, natch) constitute the proverbial cherry on top. Incidentally, the Mustang IP makes the transition unperturbed. Of course, it's for sale on eBay, where it's at $3,605 as of this writing. That's below the owner's reserve, so you'll have to ... ahem ... pony up some more if you want the 'Rat all to yourself.

Thanks, 3cubed!

[Source: eBay]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      When the Americans do it, it's called a Muskrat, when the Germans do it, it's called a Cayenne.

      This is the Cayenne for rednecks. The only problem is that it has it all backwards. Most rednecks have hair that is business in the front, party in the back. This car is party in the front, work in the back!

      I bet even the guy who created this is laughing.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "When the Americans do it, it's called a Muskrat, when the Germans do it, it's called a Cayenne."

        Very good point.
        gary
        • 3 Years Ago
        i bet he is laughing mostly as he passes you and runs on down the road! Would be a thrill to drive ! Hot Fast and all the Comfords of Home
      • 7 Years Ago
      I haven't seen such a dour and humorless crew since the last Ingmar Bergman film hit the local arthouse. And that's been a while.

      It's a funny car, people! It's not a serious statement of artistic values. It's a joke. If you don't get it, fine, but don't make it into something it's not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who is the retarded idiot that built that? Was he on moonshine when he thought it was a good idea?

      This is a lesson in how to take two really average vehicles and turn them into an even worse one. One of those cases where the sum of the two is not greater than the parts.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is truly horrifying..

      Plus, your story says that it's a mustang with ranger parts. But, it's a ranger with mustang parts.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I wouldn't be surprised if the Mustang VIN causes problems someday. It's clearly a Ranger chassis, with Mustang drivetrain and cosmetics. A state DMV that wanted to cause problems could find plenty here.

        I'm at least impressed that the builder (apparently, according to the description) went to the trouble to keep the ABS and airbag systems. Of course, hard to tell if they'll work properly when you need them. Is the airbag system from the Ranger, Mustang - or a mix of the two? You won't know how it works until its needed. At least the ABS can be first checked out in non-life-threatening situations.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whoever made this adbomination should be sterilized to prevent the world from dealing with whatever mulleted children they produce.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think euthanizing would really put an end to any future problems. I mean, you can't rule out the possibility of human cloning; which would be worse than offspring.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ohhhh my eyes!!!! Make it stop!
      • 7 Years Ago
      OMG that thing makes me want to gouge my eyes out
      • 7 Years Ago
      Worse marriage ever !!
      • 7 Years Ago
      i just threw up a little bit in my mouth
        • 7 Years Ago
        I just threw up a lot!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Im with Dustin on this one. The body is unmistakeably a ranger, but he is using the dash from the mustang. Is he just listing the VIN from the mustang dash? Seems a bit shady as this is more ranger than mustang.
        • 7 Years Ago
        In hindsight, I have to admit to coming around to your and Dustin's POV. It is probably just the VIN that happened to be on the dash used.
      • 7 Years Ago
      damn, i'm number 15.... nothing left to say that already hasn't been said....
      i give him 1 Woot! for putting the hard work into it, at least it can kick ass on the road.

      but just wow....I'd rather drove a AMC Pacer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i showed it to a 'cubical' buddy and he loves it....
      go figure, theres someone/thing for everyone..
        • 7 Years Ago
        damn it. walked right into that.
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