While you were spending time commuting to and fro in your perfectly ordinary, sensible four-wheeled transport box, the whacky folks at NewPort Convertible Engineering were hard at work on something decidedly less-pedestrian: a Ford F-150 convertible.
Hey now, just because it’s the hardest-working half-ton on sale today doesn’t mean that the Ford F-150 can’t occasionally indulge its driver’s desire to feel the wind in their hair.
Jalopnik characterizes this Ford F-150 convertible as sort of an expression of America’s pent-up desire to see a drop-top utility wear the “Bronco” badge in 2020, rather than the plain four-door we’re mostly expecting. Of course, that SUV will be based on the mid-size Ford Ranger – not the F-150. Still, we’re sure that truck-loving Americans throughout the country can appreciate the all-out ridiculousness that the folks of NewPort Convertible Engineering have wrought.
NCE has been creating custom luxury convertibles out of fixed-roof automobiles since 1983, but this Ford F-150 might take the cake for overall strangeness. According to the company’s website, the firm is requesting 5,000 to 10,000 more examples of the truck “to build F-150 convertibles for a worldwide demand.” Should they get their wish, we might all actually have a chance of spotting one of these things on the road.
We might actually be kind of okay with that.