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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #150 on: May 18, 2020, 10:21:14 AM »
^^^Thank God cooler heads prevailed.

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« Reply #151 on: May 18, 2020, 08:07:29 PM »
Looks alright

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« Reply #152 on: May 18, 2020, 08:09:42 PM »
That chrome crawling over the top of the front fenders like a vine is not attractive.

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« Reply #153 on: May 19, 2020, 08:42:58 AM »
Kinda looks kool

That chrome crawling over the top of the front fenders like a vine is not attractive.

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« Reply #154 on: May 19, 2020, 08:45:22 AM »
The 2004 Cobra Concept

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2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept Purchased by Engineer Who Helped Developed It - The Drive
https://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/16106/2004-ford-shelby-cobra-concept-purchased-by-engineer-who-helped-developed-it
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Re: Ford Experimental -Concept Vehicles
« Reply #155 on: May 19, 2020, 09:17:31 AM »
That chrome crawling over the top of the front fenders like a vine is not attractive.

Baby Birds don't need any augmentation.

I had a black '57 E-model with 3-speed stick. Beautiful, fun and very lovely car.

I believe the word you are looking for is "Chauchy"  ;)

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« Reply #156 on: May 19, 2020, 09:42:43 AM »
Charles "Chachi" Arcola from Happy Days
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« Reply #157 on: May 19, 2020, 01:53:23 PM »
I was working at a Ford dealer in Dearborn back in mid-1970's and I recall seeing the blue car showing up in a service bay one day.
There was a lot of the dealer personnel gathered around it so I went over for a look.

I can't say if it was still a FoMoCo owned vehicle at the time but it was very low mileage and very new appearing as I recall.
I remember thinking who would want a white interior in a muscle car, "black is the only way to go"!
And of course a 1970 mustang with a 429 385 family engine was a unicorn even then.

We saw a lot of experimental cars come in since we were just down Outer Dr. from the Engineering complex.
My brother ( SAAC member ) would come by with some of these, like a 76 F-100 with a 460 4v that ran like a raped ape!

The 1981 Escort test mule was a Pinto with the 2.0L Lima OHC with the Escort front transaxle, that would also move quickly.

The aborted Escort EXP 1.6L turbo that an exec tried to power shift on Southfield Rd in Allen Pk and the car torque shifted a lane+ so scared him they went back and killed that little rocket!
But this was all during the emissions / crash worthiness era where fuel economy and small cars ruled to compete with Japanese imports.

Ah the old skool days !

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« Reply #158 on: May 19, 2020, 03:44:36 PM »
^^^Great stories.
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« Reply #159 on: May 19, 2020, 03:52:57 PM »
Thank you for sharing those experiences with us.
Much appreciated

I was working at a Ford dealer in Dearborn back in mid-1970's and I recall seeing the blue car showing up in a service bay one day.
There was a lot of the dealer personnel gathered around it so I went over for a look.

I can't say if it was still a FoMoCo owned vehicle at the time but it was very low mileage and very new appearing as I recall.
I remember thinking who would want a white interior in a muscle car, "black is the only way to go"!
And of course a 1970 mustang with a 429 385 family engine was a unicorn even then.

We saw a lot of experimental cars come in since we were just down Outer Dr. from the Engineering complex.
My brother ( SAAC member ) would come by with some of these, like a 76 F-100 with a 460 4v that ran like a raped ape!

The 1981 Escort test mule was a Pinto with the 2.0L Lima OHC with the Escort front transaxle, that would also move quickly.

The aborted Escort EXP 1.6L turbo that an exec tried to power shift on Southfield Rd in Allen Pk and the car torque shifted a lane+ so scared him they went back and killed that little rocket!
But this was all during the emissions / crash worthiness era where fuel economy and small cars ruled to compete with Japanese imports.

Ah the old skool days !

regards,
jim p
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« Reply #160 on: May 20, 2020, 08:02:10 AM »
Ford Thunderbird Italean

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« Reply #161 on: May 20, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
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« Reply #162 on: May 20, 2020, 02:12:39 PM »
Can't wait to get on those super highways so we can experience high sustained speeds cross country....oh wait they also promised us flying cars ....

https://youtu.be/DuGqP25jnQU
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« Reply #163 on: May 21, 2020, 09:33:51 AM »
The astonishing 1978 Ford Microsport

Microsport — "City Cars" were an important segment for exploration in the early Eighties when congestion and fuel economy were hot topics. Ghia built many, mostly in aluminum over lightweight tubing frameworks. One of the smallest was Microsport, nearly able to fit on a 4x8 sheet of plywood.



Based on a 1.0-litre Ford Fiesta, the Ghia Microsport was about compact, sports car performance. It was 10 inches shorter than a Fiesta and featured lightweight aluminium panels and impact-absorbing plastic materials at the front and rear.

The two-seater Ghia Microsport was geared for fun and fuel efficiency. Lightweight glass panels were used for the windscreen, rear screen and side glass. The car, finished in two tone white and red, was distinctly wedge shaped with a severely sloping front grille. Twin air ducts characterised the rear-end treatment.

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« Reply #164 on: May 22, 2020, 05:58:51 AM »
The 1978 Ford Mustang Ghia Fiesta 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, and is designed to carry four adults in a car 70 cms (28 in.) shorter than the production Mustang II.
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