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If there's one thing we don't like about the Ford Excursion, it's the excessive use of body paneling. We don't mean trim, we mean actual bits of body that could be removed to save weight and increase performance. Thankfully, there's someone out there who agrees with us. His name is Jeremy Dixon, and he's taken a few mechanical bits from the Excursion in order to create something far greater.
It's called Rockzilla.
Really, the only thing left from the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] vehicle is a massive V-10 engine. The rest is all-purpose off-road goodness. Well, we imagine the core of the chassis is probably still from an Excursion but we'd love to be proven wrong. Regardless, Rockzilla looks like one heck of a toy, and this specific example is currently for sale on eBay.
Assuming the build quality is up to snuff, the Buy-It-Now price of $72,000 isn't out of line. In fact, it's quite easy for a more standard sand rail-type vehicle to climb well over $100,000. Rockzilla is far more distinct, and it's even road legal. Well, as long as you live in a state that allows open-wheel customs. Per the builder/seller, this vehicle is currently titled as a 2000 Ford Excursion.
Imagine the Ford Techs surprise when you bring it to him for an oil change...