• Dec 21, 2011
The Ford Mustang has some strange skeletons knocking bones in its closet, including the Mustero. Believe it or not, the Mustang/Ranchero hybrid you see above was actually a Ford-licensed product. The company authorized Beverly Hills Mustang LTD to produce the machines for just two years.

At the time, the conversion came carrying a price tag of $6,500. That made the Mustero as expensive as the Shelby Cobra. Needless to say, buyers weren't exactly lining up with cash in hand for a pint-sized pickup sports car, and only 50 were ever produced, including this well-restored example.

According to the owner, this '66 Mustero received a complete restoration in the '80s and has been carefully stored indoors since then. A 289-cubic-inch V8 lurks under the hood, mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. Manual steering and brakes are part of the party as well, so be prepared for a work out when it comes time to wheel this machine through town.

The vehicle currently sits with a Buy It Now price of $32,500. Head over to eBay Motors for a look at the listing.


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      ESRick
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who cares about the car. Just look at that garage!
      David S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe ya'll beat Jalopnik to a "-amino/-chero" thing.
      F1Fan
      • 3 Years Ago
      All that and not a single picture of the bed without a cover on it. Must be one big rust hole.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      As someone who drove a partially restored 66 Mustang in high school, I can tell you that the manual steering doesn't require nearly as much effort as you think. Even in parking lot situations it wasn't that bad...the 60's era Stangs were pretty light compared to todays cars...even compacts.
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Vintage wrong is still wrong.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Australian Falcon Ute would make a nice modern Ranchero.
        Robert Ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Certainly a lot more effective than the Mustero, with a 1800lb and 2700lb payload for the cab chassis variant.
        Robert Ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Certainly a lot more effective than the Mustero, with a 1800lb and 2700lb payload for the cab chassis variant.
      TWG
      • 3 Years Ago
      "...received a complete restoration in the '80s and has been carefully stored indoors since then..." Having looked at the pictures; I can only conclude that the owner/seller is using definitions of 'complete restoration' and 'carefully stored' with which I am unfamiliar.
        Thunderbuck
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TWG
        "You keep using that word... I don't think it means what you think it means..."
      Rob Gingher
      • 6 Days Ago

      All it needs is a hot tub.

      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it... but I don't understand it. Take mustang, remove trunk... viola! How did people charge $600 for that?
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        Really? Remove the trunk and *poof* ? I mean, I understand the cost but like many don't see the point. "The conversion began with the removal of the rear seat and roof section just forward of the rear seat. A heavy duty fiberglass bed was installed. The rear window section was reattached to the roofline. The rear valance and tail light assemblies were attached to the fiberglass bed. Custom made lexan windows were installed in the doors, due to the altered roof line. After final bodywork, the vehicles were refinished in factory colors. Final interior and mechanical alterations were then performed."
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who would win in a fight~ This pony or Steven Seagal's pony?
      imoore
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great find. Is there any way possible to find a picture of the 1966 Mustang Wagon for comparison?
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