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The original Ford Mustang was launched on 17 April 1964 in New York. It sold over one million units in its first 18 months, creating a new breed of performance car as it did so.

It’s now in its seventh generation, and not once in the Stang’s 50-year history has anyone thought: “My, if only I could combine my love of classic American muscle cars with the rear end of an old Volvo”.

Well, not until now, anyway. Here we present to you a 1966 Ford Mustang that’s been restomodded with the rear end a Volvo 240 DL estate. Restomodding of course, is the process of restoring classics, but not to their original factory spec. Hence why this Mustang’s got a Volvo rear end.

It’s up for sale on eBay, built by a professional Mustang restorer who, we’re told, took a standard six-cylinder coupe he’d owned for 20 years and spent more than $120,000 creating this one-off show car.

The new front valance and bonnet are all made from fibreglass, there’s new chrome all round, a custom cream interior with bucket seats and ‘period correct’ pony inserts, and - in an incongruous blend of Yankee and Scandi - the roof panel and hatch assembly from a Volvo 240 DL estate.

It’s also been equipped with an 8.4-litre V8, and we’re told “everything works as it should!” Quite how a MustVan is supposed to work, we’re not sure.

Fancy it? It’s currently up for sale on eBay with a starting bid of $35,000. Which is, in proper money, some pounds. Sacrilege, or the family car you’ve been crying out for?

See the ebay listing here

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