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1988 Ford Probe - What could have been

Old 10/21/12, 08:41 AM
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Old 10/21/12, 08:55 AM
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Thanks TN......first time I've seen those. I never even assumed it originally had 3 bar tail lights.....just about the only Mustang cue on that car!
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Old 10/21/12, 10:18 PM
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Very interesting. I have waited many years for such prototype pictures to show up wearing Mustang badges and ponies. I think the red prototype was not bad looking. It would have been nice if the body design or some of it's elements were applied as a redesign for the RWD Fox Mustang platform. I was really fond of the wraparound rear quarter windows back then. I really like the triple element taillamps on the red car. Look closely and you will see the stepped louvered treatment was eventually applied to the 1999 Mustang.
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It looks like a combination of Pontiac Firebird and Chevrolet Cavalier from the early 1980s.
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The Probes were great sport coupes, especially the second gen (spoiler, I had a '94 GT), but they were most definitely NOT Mustangs. Glad Ford sobered up, slapped back the MBA and marketing suits who thought they could foist a FWD Mustang on a gullible market, and continued on with the RWD Stang. Trouble was, that stretched on an already aging chassis into eternity before it was replaced by a genuinely new and modern one in 2005, nearly two-decades after all this came to pass.
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Old 10/22/12, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Zastava_101
It looks like a combination of Pontiac Firebird and Chevrolet Cavalier from the early 1980s.
This. Yuck!
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Old 10/23/12, 02:11 AM
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looks hideous, and that's an understatement
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