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396k20
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:53:48 AM

There is not a shred of doubt that suggests Ford’s (NYSE:F) Mustang is not — and has not — been an incredibly beloved and successful car since its debut in the 1960s. The big engine in front, low-slung body lines, long hood, and the short deck formula has worked marvelously well for the car and others like it. But what if the Mustang was originally intended to be nearly the polar opposite of what it became?

That’s a question Ford has been grappling with as the Mustang nears its 50th birthday. The company took some time to reflect on the original Mustang concept car that made its debut in 1962, a couple of years before the launch of the Mustang we all know and love. The first Mustang concept more closely resembled the Ford GT, with a wedge-inspired design and small V4 engine that was nestl
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:08:10 PM


The Headline says it all: No originality or innovation at Ford, just recycling the past.
Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:37:17 AM

Meh.
werich44
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:11:08 AM

The current Mustang pretty well captures the Mustang of the sixties.
rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:10:06 AM

Go Speed Racer, Go!
abacus44
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:08:53 AM

The original concept car wasn't bad looking.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:54:35 PM

I wouldn't change the Ford Mustang too much.
Bussman
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:06:36 PM

I like the idea of a direct competitor to the Corvette but don't mess too much with the Mustang formula. Perhaps another model would be better competition.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 7:47:35 PM

************* DeTomaso Pantera *************
labbie
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 5:43:12 PM

Never heard of the Mustang 1 before.
rcornel
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 5:30:48 PM

Interesting.
Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 12:35:22 PM

No, lets call it the Mustang III! Had a II, still leaves a nightmarish memory
BigKart
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 11:33:33 AM

Mustang II! (or would that be "II II"?)
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:54:53 AM

As long as you don't go back to late eighties early nineties.
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:54:38 AM

They're aiming for Baby Boomers, who are nostalgic for the car of their youth.
ontheroadBC
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:54:24 AM

retro is huge now. personally I would love to see more original looking mustangs.
evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:47:32 AM

With all the new technology in the transportation world, Ford has to go to the past for salable auto designs?
niffty50
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:42:31 AM

Sounds interesting.
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:39:34 AM

It keeps working.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:33:54 AM

i wish i had my 65 fastback gt back again.......sigh..
rosa403
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:31:24 AM

i did like them in the past
citrat
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:27:14 AM

I think Ford needs to further in time to get inspiration for future.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:16:48 AM

Looks like the Mach 5.
windup
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:12:19 AM

Double negative - please get someone who can write more clearly.
investmentdr
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:59:23 AM

living in the past
beachd8
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:54:01 AM

Keep it sounding like a mustang . . . not some wimpy thing that sneaks up behind you without a sound . . . no electric vehicle
DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:50:01 AM

Mustang needs to look like a Mustang not a concept car. If it looks like a Ford GT it isn't a Mustang. Wish I still had my 289 fastback yellow 67 Mustang I bought new in 67!
EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:49:19 AM

I would love to have a 1965 G.T. 350 H!
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:46:21 AM

Not a fan of this concept
CaptainStall
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:41:16 AM

They'll only make changes if they think they'll gain more customers than they'll lose.
cdrrod
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:40:12 AM

My favorite was the '67 Mustang - now that was a car to ride!
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:30:37 AM

Go Ford!
marcelpr
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:09:57 AM

For the Next Mustang, Ford Looks to the Past

All you wanna do is ride around, Sally
(Ride, Sally, Ride)
Mustang Sally, now baby
Oh Lord!
Guess you better slow that Mustang down
H'uh! oh Lord!
Listen, you been runnin' all over town
OOOW!
I have to put your flat feet on the ground
--Wilson Pickett
busybee49
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:08:58 AM

I've never been a fan.
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:05:40 AM

The Mustang roadster?
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:00:46 AM

Nice
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:58:57 AM

LETS HOPE FOR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:57:09 AM

bring back the '69
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