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Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« on: April 09, 2020, 09:00:55 AM »
I don't know if anyone else has seen this article so I thought I would post it on the forum.
With the wealth of knowledge here, I thought maybe someone might know how to reach out to Ford.

https://fordauthority.com/2020/04/ford-asks-for-help-identifying-this-mid-engine-ford-mustang/

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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 09:21:06 AM »
We have discussed that on the forum. Why dont they think its the Mach 2?
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 09:27:45 AM »
The lack of the companys corporate knowledge reveals why they are badging SUVs with Mustang names.

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Surprisingly, people at Ford seem to be unaware that in 1966 Ford was working on a two-seater, mid-engine Mustang that is clearly nothing like a normal 1966 Mustang.

Not surprising.
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2020, 09:34:36 AM »
We need someone at Ford to share more, we can help.

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I do agree with Jeff, the car was likely a pre-1967 chassis
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 10:32:34 AM »
Do we know where the Mach 2 is?

Does FORD still have it?  It should be an easy identification at that point.
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 10:33:23 AM »
  I almost fell off my chair.  The Mach 2 was around the styling studios for quite a while.  It was on the cover of a car magazine in 1971.  And, wouldn't those numbers on the bottom of the date board be some kind of file number.  Oh wait, they tossed those out with the production records of the 65 and 66 Mustangs, LOL.

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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 10:35:33 AM »
Let's give credit to Phil, he "found" these before Ford knew what they were
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 10:53:25 AM »
All they need to do is let me crawl around in the archives for a few weeks.
 
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 11:06:09 AM »
Do we know where the Mach 2 is?

Does FORD still have it?  It should be an easy identification at that point.

According to Henry's Kar-Kraft book two Mach II (also referred to as "Mach 2" and "Mach IIA") were built - a red one that was fully functional and shown to the media, and a white one for testing and development.

The intent was for a limited run with production handled by A.O. Smith.

That as we know never happened and both cars are reported to have been crushed (we've heard that before). Story goes that one of the Mach 2s exploded in the crusher because of some gas that was left in one of it's two tanks.

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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 11:13:38 AM »
Lets start a petition

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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2020, 04:20:26 PM »
Great thread, and thanks to Phil for getting things started with his  original post of the pictures in the other thread !. I always liked

 this concept. I have this 1:43 model by AutoCult, they must have got the dimensions and details somewhere ? Maybe in one of the

 magazines from back in the day some one mentioned, or from Ford  ? No where on the packaging does it say, produced with

permission from Ford, which is a bit odd ?  I've include a scan of part of the information sheet that came with the model.

Maybe Phil will find something for us at Ford  ;)

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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2020, 04:53:31 PM »
I'd guess that the problem with not many of those who still work at Ford knowing in-depth about their history is just that...not many of them are left.

Twenty years ago, there were still plenty of old timers wandering around the halls of Ford Dearborn's many buildings.  Not now. 

Once the truly knowledgeable historians like John Clinard are totally out of the sphere of any influence with the company, those days of brain-trust knowledge are gone. 
 
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2020, 04:56:43 PM »
Awesome thread
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Re: Ford Asks For Help Identifying This Mid-Engine Ford Mustang
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2020, 05:37:01 PM »
All they need to do is let me crawl around in the archives for a few weeks.

When this is over i smell a "Road trip"
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