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Classic Ford Mustangs Could Have Looked Very Different​

The Ford Mustang is a legendary car. Since its release in 1964, Ford has sold more than 10 million Mustangs and gained many more fans as a result. The Mustang has been on sale almost continuously for 54 years, and in that time it’s been through six different generations.

Each of these featured new and varied styling – some good, some bad – but some of the earliest cars could have looked completely alien to what we’re used to. During the 1960s and 1970s, Ford’s design team worked on a whole load of different prototypes, and some of the designs featured enclosed headlights, a much squarer shape or super-wide grilles. They must have looked incredibly futuristic – especially as the Mustang prototypes were a lot smoother than the American cars with large tailfins from the previous decade.

As you can see from the gallery below, there really were a lot of ideas about how the successor to the original Mustang should look. One was even a boxy shooting brake, and one looked more like a supercar with huge rear wheels and four chrome exhausts. It’s safe to say some of these look better than others – which one would you have liked best? Share this article using the icons above and tell us which your favourite is!

Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype
Classic Ford Mustang prototype

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