This Customized 1991 Ford Ranger Pickup Can Go Top-Down

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GM might have the only domestic midsize trucks on the market right now, but it doesn’t presently offer anything like the 1991 Ford SkyRanger convertible pickup you see here. It seems as if the Blue Oval itself barely offered it. This oddity’s ebay seller says it’s “one of less than twenty examples commissioned by the Ford Motor Company and built by ASC Corporation,” then sold through Ford dealerships. It’s claimed that only 17 of these special trucks were built in 1991.

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ASC started with an XLT extended-cab 4X4 Ranger, then performed its roof-ectomy. Once manually folded down into the area where jump seats would’ve been, the top can be concealed by a tonneau cover. Nothing can hide the big hoop behind the passenger compartment, though. There’s a wing at the end of the truck bed, too.

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Power comes from a 4.0-liter V6 with only 7,279 miles on the clock. That’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Other features include an “ice cold” AC recently converted to R134a refrigerant, “custom wheels, driving lights, and every power option.”

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The seller has pictures documenting the conversion process that led to this SkyRanger and an original sales brochure, but does admit that he hasn’t driven the truck in the past four years. However, it was squirreled away inside of heated covered storage.

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As of right now, no one has placed the starting bid of $28,999.999. The Buy It Now price is $33,999.99. Whether you go that last route or decide to place a bid on this SkyRanger, just know that you have fewer than seven hours to do so.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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