Markaro!

Remember the Lincoln Blackwood? Do you jones over the  Mark LT? Well, somebody grooves on the idea of a Lincoln that not only has pick up, but is one. Claimed by the owner to have been constructed over a three year span, this fancy pants ranchero puts the trunk to bed while still keeping the iconic faux tire hump in the back.
Unlike the other Mark VIII-based ranchero that was on eBay a couple of years back, this car possesses a level of workmanship that’s extremely professional. The builder even kept the Lincoln’s side glass, wrapping what looks like an El Camino rear window around the inside of them.
Going the extra mile, he’s even had a “Markaro” badge made and affixed to the custom tailgate. As the Mark VIII came with air suspension, you wouldn’t have to hire a full-time load master to keep stuff in balance back there. No hitch means you won’t be trailering your horse to the polo match in it, but you can still pop a plethora of pony-pack flowers in there, should you be of a mind.
While the Blackwood and LT never seemed to find favor, perhaps if Lincoln had the forethought to fill the gap left by the end of production of both the Ranchero and El Camino, and built something like this, they’d still be making trucks today. I can think of at least one guy who’d probably buy one.
Via: MarkVIII.com

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    1. I saw two or three in the same day once, but it was in Las Vegas (I know, you're surprised), and they may have been the same Blackwood. If we got them in Canada, I'd put it on the list of tow rigs I want when depreciation puts them in the same range as their plebeian siblings.

  1. This may be the best thing since…well, the Ranchero. Luxurious, weird and cool. I think it's great that he kept the hump. Fantastic.
    The Blackwood was cool looking, but useless as a truck. The bed had a load rating ridiculously low because of the materials they used. It was expensive. However, considering they are pretty rare, I would not be surprised at all to see survivors going for some pretty lofty prices in a few decades.
    The Mark LT is ugly to me. They didn't even try to hide the F-150 roots. Instead, it looks very badgeneered and ugly. They are replacing it with the Platinum level trim in the F-150, although they will still badge the high-end F-150s in Mexico as Lincoln Mark LTs. So, like in Monty Python, it's not quite dead yet.

  2. This guy did an awesome job! I don't really like the tire hump, but the fact that he incorporated it into the design is commendable. Also, the rear quarter windows are simply awesome! I love this thing!

  3. I love the fact that he incorporated an S-10 rear bumper into his design. It fits almost perfectly. Those things actually had a slight ability to tow small trailers…it makes me wonder if there could be a Hide-a-Hitch behind that license plate?

  4. I can think of so many reasons why I should hate it, and it makes no sense, but I absolutely love it. I can't understand why, I hate the Mark VIII, but this seems to fit so well. I am utterly baffled by the conflict of my emotions and my logic. I just want it.

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