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This Ford Skyranger Convertible is a Rare Pickup Truck

FoMoCo may be out of the compact pickup truck game in the U. S. of A., with many potential customers criticizing Ford’s absence from the segment. Though Australia gets the 2015 Ford Ranger facelift, the US makes do with older trucks such as the first generation and second generation up to the 2011 model year. If you’re in the market for a second-hand Ranger, you’ll want to hear what’s the deal with this Skyranger workhorse.
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For the 1989 to 1989 model years, the first-gen Ranger got its mid-cycle facelift. Other than a redesigned grille, hood, and front fenders, the 1989 MY received composite headlamps, an upgraded frame, a revised steering column and antilock brakes for the rear wheels. Available with a choice of inline-four, V6 and diesel engines mated to either a 5-speed stick or 4-speed automatic, it’s no wonder why the Ranger is still regarded as one of the best trucks ever.

If you’re looking for the most special first-gen Ranger made, chances are you’ll be interested in this 1991 Ford Skyranger Convertible pickup truck. Commissioned by Ford and built by the ASC Corporation, this scalawag is one-of-17 units ever made. These babies usually fetch $15,000 or so at auction, but the example we’re covering today is listed on eBay with a “But It Now” price of $40,000. That’s a lot of money, isn’t it?

To put that figure into perspective, the full-size 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat holds a starting MSRP of $39,075 while the 2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible is $41,800. With less than 7,279 miles (11,714 km) on the odometer, a V6 gasoline engine and five-speed manual on top, this Ford Skyranger is a desirable machine, but it’s not worth 40 grand.

The fully loaded 4x4 extended cab Skyranger hasn’t been driven in the past four years, though the owner is claiming: “I took it out today from heated covered storage, and it drives as new... no problems at all.” If you really want it and 40 grand is cheap change to you, the Skyranger’s owner will also give you the original dealer brochure for this blast from the past.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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