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Old 04-24-2005, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone seen one of these before? http://www.collecteblecars.com/mored...ollecteblecars

The guy claims it a Ford designer’s concept car
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It was a concept. I think MustangsPlus was marketing a kit for this a few years back. Wonder if they got many takers.

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Old 04-24-2005, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The VIN indicates it was a 6 cyl. coupe at one point.

The description is written to make it sound like some prototype but if you go in knowing it's not then the truth starts peeping out. The person that signed the glove box may have created one of these for Ford but this isn't it. After Ford passed a kit was created at some time in the future and didn't sell well. This car was created using one of those kits.

It's interesting but not 75K interesting.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They still do! Although I'm not a big fan of these, I've seen the one they did and it is really pretty nice.
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They had one at the Knott's show last weekend. Nice looking conversion. Maybe I should do that to SWMBO's coupe and sell it for $75 grand.
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It was a Ford designer who came up with the concept as an option in 67. I think Mustang Plus owns the rights now and sells a kit.

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Old 04-24-2005, 03:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is not the original concept car...
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My father is into the original skyliner retractables (57-59) and he has a book with photos of the original mustang concept. It had the same rear end as a stock mustang, but the quarter panels were extended in order to increase the rear storage enough to accomodate the top. It also had chrome around the windshield posts like a standard convertible.

It was a much nicer looking car than these recreations, whose good looks are spoiled by the ugly rear window and clunky rear deck.

If I remember correctly, the book stated that the project was scrapped due to marketing hesitancy over the manual only top, and the original concept was destroyed. If anyone is interested I can scan the article and post the photos.

Here are the web photos of the original from the MustangsPlus website:

http://www.mustangsplus.com/projects/retract1/index.htm

It is a much better looking car than the newer kits, as it still retains the mustangs classic lines. The newer kits are out of proportion in the roof and trunk areas, and are butt-ugly from the rear.
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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the reason they didnt put it into production is they figured out there was no way to motorize it. And there was a really nice one and the knotts show
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Old 04-25-2005, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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One of our former club members has one that belonged to his
dad. I believe it was a dealer option. I did see it one time at his house but I don't think the car has been off blocks in years. :no:
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We haven’t heard that before,” No it’s not for sale: I am going to restore her one day.” Blah blah blah :no: :no:
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