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  • Ford's Mustang II concept car provided America with its first glimpse at what every male over the age of 16 would fall in love with—the Mustang. Yet if we had to.

    Of the 15 known pilot Mustangs built in , serial number nine was transformed into the two-seat, fastback Mustang III - Mustang III -

    Ford Mustang Prototype pictures and wallpaper Most of those concepts never got any further than sketches, but at least one running prototype of a.

    The concept car concept is translated as "the idea of a car". This is a kind of prototype car, which tests people's reactions to new technologies being introduced, design solutions, etc. In its original form, prototypes are never launched into mass production.

    63 mustang concept

    63 mustang concept

    The too-long front clip and too-low windscreen were changed, this X-Car transfixed the automotive press and public. Iacocca had already introduced sporty versions of the Ford Falcon compact car with limited success, The Fairlane Group began to work on a front-engine, four-seater design, one of approximately 13 designs, variously known as the T-5 in company parlance, and later, the Mustang. About Us Privacy Policy. Ford Mustang Ford concept vehicles Cars introduced in The radiator has a date tag of August 23, , and the export brace behind the air filter has a long string of stampings that we could not decipher.

    63 mustang concept

    63 mustang concept

    63 mustang concept

    63 mustang concept

    63 mustang concept

    '63 Ford Mustang II Concept | Hot Wheels Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia

    Subscribe to Print or Digital! So when Mustang historian Mark Haas and I received an invite to view and photograph this epic car, you can imagine our response.

    On hand to make the introduction was Lee Iacocca, the man who had staked his reputation—and his job—on this car. After Watkins Glen, the Mustang II was placed on the auto show circuit until early , then it was retired to a Ford warehouse in Dearborn.

    63 mustang concept

    Following 11 years of mostly storage, Ford donated its valuable piece of history to the Detroit Historical Museum in With the exception of a handful of car shows, the Mustang II resided for the following 21 years, from to , in a WW II era warehouse owned by the museum. But by the mid s, it fell into disrepair and was no longer running. After carefully rolling the car from its resting place and into an open area, we began to examine and photograph its unique features.

    Adam kept an eye on us as if he were in a museum with two eight year olds. The most noticeable feature is the nose with its grille-covered headlights and curved valance. Adam pointed out that the nose is integral to the two front fenders—they are all one piece.

    63 mustang concept

    I commented that it was an amazing fiberglass creation, but Mark Haas set me straight—the nose is all steel. He added that the fenders are steel with generous amounts of body filler added to produce the final shape.

    Another unique feature is the removable hard top. The frame was cut to fit certain items, and rubber was placed between each leaf spring to keep them from squeaking at the auto shows.

    The 4-speed transmission is original. The gas pedal is hinged at the base like the Falcon instead of free hanging as found in Mustangs. All four tires are original. The fiberglass-backed Naugahyde two-tone seat covers showed some cracking, but were still very attractive. The Mustang emblem in the middle of the back seat rest, and originally found on the front fenders, is more graphically detailed than the ones on mass produced Mustangs, and the running horse is in more of in a bucking position.

    63 mustang concept

    The original front shocks are stamped, and the chromed oil dip stick has a fancy handle and some nice engraving near the tip. Because the seats were farther back than the Falcon to give it a sportier look, the Mustang II got Mustang floor pans. The two bullet chromed side mirrors are a nice touch. Someone had crudely formed galvanized sheet metal to make the air filter cover. The Holley carbs were date stamped to indicate they were manufactured the fourth week of March Peter Curtis, Automotive Conservator at Owls Head, befriended several DST employees over the years and learned that the Mustang II began life as a hardtop, was later set up as a convertible, and finally switched to a removable hardtop before being delivered to Ford.

    You can still see the convertible brackets and hinges. Peter also learned from DST employees that the lifters on the are unique; they contain a special wax that expands when hot. The radiator has a date tag of August 23, , and the export brace behind the air filter has a long string of stampings that we could not decipher. The heater core hose has been disconnected, and the radiator hoses and clamps have been replaced.

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