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The Ford Excursion Lives On; Tree Huggers be Warned

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When it arrived on the market for the 2000 model year, the Ford Excursion monster SUV was a natural target for the green lobby, due to its sheer size and weight. Ford originally discontinued this leviathan back in 2005, but now it has returned, with a vengeance.

Custom Autos by Tim, a Guthrie, Oklahoma outfit will now build you a brand new Excursion to order, utilizing a current F-Series Super Duty pickup as the donor vehicle. From there Custom Autos locates rust free Excursions, primarily from the Southwest, which are then brought to the shop.

The rear sheetmetal of the tired Excursion is removed with surgical precision and grafted onto the back of your brand new Super Duty. The result is a vehicle that looks factory and Custom Autos even allows buyers to choose between four and six-door configurations.

However, the price for a ‘new’ Excursion doesn’t come cheap. The whole conversion package costs around $23,000. Factor in the $29,480 MSRP of an entry level F-250 Super Duty and you’re looking well north of $50,000 by the time all’s said and done.

Yes, a Chevy Suburban or GMC Yukon XL represents better value for money but for sheer impact and ticking off  a few humorless greenies, a new, 2011 Excursion is probably priceless.

[Source: Custom Autos by Tim]