A Toast to the Mustangs That Never Touched Public Roads
A couple of them are a bit far out and the rest make us wonder why Ford didn't push these through to the market?
1966 Mustang Aero Wagon
Not wanting to follow in the traditional American wagon style, Ford designed a 3-door wagon concept. Unfortunately, it never made it off the showroom floor. It's a shame, this quirky pony car would have been a hit!
1965 Mustang 4-Door Sedan
The Mustang family car?! Imagine, if you will, what the future of Mustang would have been if a 4-door sedan option had been available. Would we recognize the evolution of the Mustang? Would it look and drive anything like the muscle car we've come to know and love? We will never know, because according to Ford's own admission, "Cooler heads prevailed," and the idea never got the green light.
1966 Mach 1 Concept
While similar to the Camaro of its era, it is the Mach 1 concept that marked the evolution of the pony car into pure American muscle on four wheels by transitioning to a larger, heavier, big-block muscle car. It is this very evolution that has given us the Mustang we love so exquisitely.
1967 Mach 2 Concept
Gene Bordinat, Ford Design Boss, wanted to revise the Mustang, moving the engine behind the 2 front seats. This gave the car the look and feel of the Shelby Cobra. Unfortunately, after doing it rounds on the motor show circuit, the concept was dropped, never to see production.
1970 Mustang Milano
If the Dodge Charger and the Plymouth Barracuda had a love child, it would be the Milano. They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and the Milano concept car demonstrates that beautifully. After premiering at the 1970 Chicago Auto Show, the response sent the Ford design team back to the drawing board due to the similarities to the Charger and Barracuda.
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