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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #165 on: May 27, 2020, 08:03:19 AM »
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« Reply #166 on: May 29, 2020, 08:49:24 AM »
Fordís Motor Companyís world-famous Ghia Studio of Turin, Italy designed the Mercury XM concept car. The one-of-a-kind prototypeís unique feature was a rumble seat mounted beneath the rear decklid. By raising the rear hatch window and flipping back the decklid, the car became a four-passenger vehicle. It had a wheelbase of 94 inches, an overall length of 13 feet, four inches, and a height of four feet.
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #167 on: May 30, 2020, 09:24:28 AM »
Ford gtk


GTK Concept was built on an extended Fiesta platform. It featured a number of advanced elements, including electric side windows, an on-board computer and digital instrumentation.

Its design included a central greenhouse effect for the passenger area, which even incorporated glass side pillars. Other GTK features included headlights behind electrically controlled panels. Aero ducts behind these panels channelled air over the bonnet and roof.



Though the wedge-shaped Ford Fiesta GTK station wagon prototype had a small 94-inch wheelbase, it still provided a spacious interior. Experimental tubular instrument panel and circular center console housed an on-board computer and digital displays. The Fiesta GTK five-spoke wheels predicted those used on production 1972-74 Mustangs


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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #168 on: May 30, 2020, 09:25:18 AM »
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #169 on: June 01, 2020, 09:15:17 AM »
The lovely 1978 Navarre is based on the U.S. Granada and is the five-seat sport coupe fitted with a 5.0-liter V8. It featured flat rear deck with tie-dawn straps which could carry extra luggage.
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #171 on: June 10, 2020, 09:08:26 AM »
A stunning beauty

EXPERIMENTAL MUSTANG III

Ford Ghia Operations in Turin are showing this experimental new sports car at the Geneva Show. It uses the running gear of the Ford Fiesta, which will be announced later this year, and is designed to carry four adults in a car 70 cms (28 in.) shorter than the production Mustang II.
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« Reply #172 on: June 15, 2020, 07:30:46 PM »
Probe I was created at the Ford Dearborn Design Center where Kopka was the executive director of the Advanced and International Design Studio. Its sleek and pointy aerodynamic shape, flat wheel covers, popup headlights and skirted rear wheels achieved a drag coefficient in the wind tunnel of 0.25, some 37% less than the 0.40 then typical for a 2door 4-passenger coupe. It was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1979. Probe I was extensively displayed at shows and events following its introduction and received widespread media attention, helping to spread the impression that Ford was on to something.

Built on a Mustang chassis of the period, or perhaps a Pinto, there wasnít much difference, the Probe I package envisioned a collection of the advanced technological functions with which show concepts seem to be endowed. Little of it works, but it would be easy to cut a slot in the console and then say it "can be started by a universal credit card which also can be used to buy gas and pay tolls." Probe I once had the 2.3 liter Mustang/Pinto 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission but they have long since been removed. Ford claimed the Probe could achieve a fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon.

Finished in red with black lower body sides that accentuate the deep rear wheel skirts, Probe I has a body constructed of metal with a fixed tinted glass roof panel. The windows also are tinted glass. The wheels have machined disc-type wheel covers to reduce turbulence. The interior is upholstered in red cloth with tan leather trim. Its gauges appear to be functional.

Probe Iís age is showing, and not well. The exterior is in no better than fair condition, with a material number of scratches, edge chips and a small dent in the driverís door. The interior appears to be in decent shape.

The Probe 1 Concept is a seminal step Automotive Design. It represents the rebirth of the American Dream Car, a milestone in function through form and represents a new direction in Automotive Design that changed an entire Industry.
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« Reply #173 on: June 15, 2020, 07:32:42 PM »
The beautiful 1979 Ford Probe I
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #174 on: June 25, 2020, 08:13:39 AM »
1978 Ghia Action

Probably the most striking GHIA show car of all was the 1978 Action, the most severe wedge shape ever seen. Designed by Filippo Sapino, it had a rear-mounted DFV Formula I V-eight engine and completely enclosed rear wheels.
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