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April 20, 2009

The Unicorn of Mustangs…

Filed under: Cars, Funny — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:54 am

I ran across this while surfing through photos on Flicker.  I had to research this and see if it was a custom some hippy on acid (stay away from the brown acid dude it’s bad) conjured up or an actual prototype.

estatewagon1

Well the later is what it actually is.  Yes, Ford took the then popular Mustang and butchered it up to try to grab more of the older consumer market.  Only a small number of the cars were produced but the idea was eventually abandoned.  The 1965 Mustang Estate Wagon never saw production and was commissioned by a company called Intermeccanica.

carlifewagon

There have been several car show sightings of this car across the U.S. as well as some articles done on the car but nothing really indepth.  Car & Driver Magazine did a piece on the car but I have yet to see it other than the cover you see here.

estatewagon2

Rumor has it that Ford was considering revisiting this idea with the current Mustang, citing the past popularity of the Dodge Magnum.  Let’s hope they don’t!  I’m a Chevy guy myself but I hate to see even Ford make a stupid mistake like that.

cdwagon

1 Comment »

  1. Maybe it was a Ford executive that did the “hippy on acid” thing on weekends? It probably seemed like a great idea at the time, if it needed fewer changes to make a working tailgate. Heck, I’m tempted to build one now for the wife, if she wasn’t set on a rat rod sedan.

    Comment by jordanmorningstarblog — April 21, 2009 @ 9:17 am


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