The Mustang that wasn't: Ford releases rarely seen pictures of early prototype Mustang

Early concept never hit showroom floors

Author: Mike McManaman, Cruise the D editor, MMcManaman@wdiv.com
Published On: Jun 28 2013 12:46:16 PM EDT

With the upcoming reveal of the 2015 Ford Mustang fast approaching, the Detroit automaker has decided to rev up the excitement with a blast from the past.

This concept Mustang I was revealed to the world in 1962 at Watkins Glenn -- two years before the production Mustang took the world by storm. 

It featured a radically different design with few similarities to the one that hit dealer lots. It had large vents in front of the rear wheels, an angular nose, and a rear-mounted Taunus V4 engine. 

Wish you could have seen this on the road? Well, the good news is it's located close by at The Henry Ford. 

Below are recently revealed, rarely seen pictures from Ford's archives. There's also a video that shows the car in action.

So what do you think? Ford even asked when the pictures were first released if any of the style elements should be in the new Mustang iteration. Tell us what you think in the comments!

And if you have a classic ride why not share it with us? Take a picture and use the hashtag #CruiseTheD on Instagram or Twitter. Your picture will end up on our Cruise The D app!

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IMAGES : Mustang I Concept Car

Published On: Jun 28 2013 12:44:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 30 2013 12:43:17 PM EDT
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