Here's your chance to own one of the only convertible Ford Rangers in the world.
You never know what automotive rarity you're going to find on Craigslist. What you're looking at here is a very rare convertible 1991 Ford Ranger. But while Dodge offered an open-top version of the Dakota, Ford never produced an official Ranger convertible. Listed for sale on Craigslist is a 1991 Ford Ranger convertible dubbed the "Skyranger." It started life as a 1991 Ford Ranger extended cab with a long bed before being transformed into a convertible pickup.
Details about this unusual conversion are scarce, but the open-top Ranger was allegedly pitched to Ford back in the 1990s. 13 examples are believed to have been built, but Ford ultimately decided not to put it into production.
However, some of the trucks that were built were apparently sold through Ford dealerships. According to the sales listing, the Skyranger was built and privately funded by a company called Professional Auto Crafters based in Livonia, Michigan. While it clearly isn't factory fitted, the company has done a commendable job converting the fixed-roof pickup into an open-top, with the top stored neatly in the area behind the front seats.
Despite being nearly 30 years old, the Ford Skyranger is in remarkably good condition and has clocked up only 7,600 miles. The seller has owned the truck for 12 years and hasn't driven it much in the last four years, but claims it drove "as new" during a recent run.
In 2014, the seller also added a new air conditioning unit that "blows ice cold." Under the hood is a 4.0-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, which sends power to all four wheels.
There's even an original dealer brochure included in the sale showing the conversion process. Photos taken from the brochure show the Ford Skyranger was offered in Elite and more aggressive GTS variants. The truck for sale appears to be a GTS version. The owner is selling the Ford Skyroof for $24,995, which seems fair given its rarity and novelty factor.