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!