Tuesday 20 March 2019
When the Mustang debuted many saw different possibilities for the sporty new Ford. One group created station wagons while these guys built them into trucks.
Perhaps encouraged by the production of the Intermeccania Mustang station wagon, which had been based on an internal Ford design, Beverly Hills Ford (now defunct) secured permission from the Ford Motor Company to build a series of pickup trucks based on the 1965 – 66 Mustang – a relationship similar to what Ford has today with Galpin Ford Autosports and its Fisker Rocket.
A separate company was formed, named Beverly Hills Mustang Limited, located on Alden Drive in Beverly Hills (now the site of a modern granite and glass office building).
The name they decided upon was a blending (portmanteau, to be accurate) of the words Mustang and Ranchero to create Mustero. Not really an appealing name, sounding a bit like a fungus that grows on grape vines.
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 1290 cc
- horsepower: 62 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 142 km/h