Ford, the super famous and popular automaker company, is a household name in cars and trucks that has been producing stars for more than a century now, and has got its loyal lovers all over the world. Among many spectacular models, some expensive, some mass-produced, there are a few memorable samples that despite the excellent quality and people’s well reception at the launch time, Ford decided to keep their production number small as either the outcome couldn’t meet the maker’s expectations or the American manufacturer just wanted them to be extremely unique and hard to access forever. Today, we don’t see them a lot wandering around, and it’s such a waste.
In this list, we have gathered 16 rarest and most unique Ford-made cars and trucks that limited production caused them to be available for even less than 100 buyers at some points.
16. 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code
The extraordinary 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code appeared a little expensive for the average customers as a regular Fairlane V8 was available for about half its price. Only 57 units of this essentially street-legal race car were made, and that makes it one of the rarest Ford-made muscles ever produced.
15. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
Known as the most expensive Mustang on Earth and Shelby's million-dollar jewel, this very special Mustang first came out in one demonstration model and last sold in 2013 for $1.3 million. In 2018, Shelby decided to build 10 continuation fastbacks, at $250,000 each. But even that doesn’t diminish the scarcity of this unique model.
14. 1969 Ford Torino Talladega
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Produced in the first few weeks of 1969, Ford Torino Talladega was a 2-door hardtop race car/muscle car generally made to be Ford’s representative in NASCAR racing wars. But to obey NASCAR rules, 754 units of this model were built and published that day. Today, this car is scarce and collectible
13. 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428 Super Cobra Jet
This ultra-rare muscle car equipped with the 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air engine and 4-speed transmission system is believed to be a re-bodied Mustang and kind of a fake model as rumors say. Although it was praised for its stunning look and powerful engine, only 220 units were ever made of this once-in-a-lifetime vehicle.
12. 1970 Ford Capri RS 2600
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With 0 to 60 mph of 7.5 secs, Ford featured this rare street classics with a 2.6-liter V6 engine powering 150 hp at 5800 rpm. Introduced as a particular homologation car, it’s not shocking that only 3,532 Capri RS 2600 units were ever made, which means, it’s not quite available today, except for serious Ford collectors.
11. 1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra
After Ford decided to cease the production of the XC Coupe, the 400 unsold shells left in the warehouse put the idea of creating 400 XC Cobra units in Australian makers’ minds. This model was both undesirable and rare when new, but now Australian muscle car enthusiasts love this scarce Falcon XC Cobra.
10. 1978 Ford F-150 Free Wheeling Edition
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The Free-Wheeling package, which showed up in the late ‘70s and was available on F-150 and also some other models, was all about magnificent and youthful external clothing. The 1978 Ford F-150 featuring tape stripes on sides is among the rarest classic trucks that finding one today requires a great effort.
9. 1981 Ford Mustang McLaren M81
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Ford Mustang McLaren M81 was the not-quite-valuable result of Ford and McLaren companies’ partnership to introduce a strong response to those days’ anemic vehicles. Performance-wise and appearance-wise, the car was just fine. However, the limited production of only 10 units of this pony-unicorn made it especially rare and it’s almost forgotten at the moment.
8. 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution
This coupe car is an excellent example of a rally homologation special that was made to be fast. This fresh and different-looking Ford with a production of 24 units is even rarer than its original model and is equipped with a unique BTD-E 2.1-liter engine. One would be lucky to see one of these.
7. 1987 Ford F-150 Bigfoot Cruiser
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Almost every truck enthusiast is inevitably a real fan of the 1987 Ford F-150 Bigfoot Cruiser. Although this monster is considered to be a rare car, it will not ever be forgotten. Reportedly, there are only 300 units of this vehicle ever built, yet it’s one of the most popular ones.
6. 1991 Ford SkyRanger
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The SkyRanger is a significantly rare convertible pick-up truck which only comes in red body color. Beauty and uniqueness are all tangible in this truck, and seeing one in the street would be something to tell everybody about because of the unbelievable low number of 17 units which have been made.
5. 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
7,145 units of this relatively rare car were made between 1992 and early 1996, and all of them are practically made by hand. After building the fifth-gen Ford Escort, the company decided to make the RS Cosworth model as a rally homologation particular version for the World Rally Championship.
4. 1998 Ford F-150 NASCAR
The unique truck is only available for the 1998 model year because its 3000 units were produced only in one factory in Virginia just to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASCAR competition. The exciting matter is that this two-door truck comes in only one color, black. It seems like Ford really likes Black color in celebrations.
3. 2005 Ford GTX1 Roadster
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This race car, which may represent a quite familiar face in many video games and movies, is an aftermarket project by Ford and was inspired by Porsche Carrera GT. Although enthusiasts couldn’t be more eager to see this car being produced more than only 38 units, makers announced that it will cost a fortune and ceased the production line.
2. 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor
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The gigantic and monster-like Ford F-150 Raptor is an off-road and desert-performance truck accommodated with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which pushes out 500 hp, roaring. Its technology can be optimized for non-off-road driving, though. This vehicle is one of the most popular rides in the US nowadays due to its indescribable uniqueness.
1. 2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Editions
This super-unique beautifully-designed car has a story behind it. Ford achieved success at Le Mans in 1966, and this 2017-made car is meant to be kind of an anniversary present to the buyers due to Ford’s historic victories. This race car is only available for the 2017 model year in minimal units.