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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-03-2006 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, I don't know if I like the sound of this...

From a Hemmings email:

Ford to build Italian-designed Mustang?

Throughout the years, Americans and Italians have worked together to build cars. There have been some success stories and some duds—the Chrysler-Maserati TC comes to mind.
But when one takes the hot-selling new Mustang and combines that with gorgeous Italian design by Fabrizio Giugiaro, well, it might be a home run for Ford, which is suffering terrible times.
There is a photo floating around various Web sites of the proposed car that, from the rear, looks like the “new” Camaro, which we won’t see for about two years, if the latest talk from GM is correct.
There are rumors that the new Italian Mustang will debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The biggest styling differences from a stock 2007 Mustang are smoother lines and the aforementioned rear treatment. The taillamps are completely different and the wheel arches are huge—likely done so to accommodate monster rubber.
The interior is redesigned, and while the windshield is integrated, there is a full glass roof. It is expected that Ford design chief, J. Mays, will work with Giugiaro on the new car and that it might be powered by the most powerful Mustang engine ever—the 500hp V-8 from the new GT500. Stay tuned.
- By George Mattar

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SUBMARINER MUSTANGER
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posted 12-03-2006 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SUBMARINER MUSTANGER        Reply w/Quote
Here's the story with pictures. The front end is kind of Camaro-ish, but overall, I think I like it.....minus the lambo doors, of course!! Check out that roof line and rear end! I like that!!

www.autoblog.com/2006/11/28/giugiaros-mustang-hotness-revealed/

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68 Coop
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posted 12-03-2006 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I'll pass on this one.

GTRocks
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posted 12-03-2006 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks        Reply w/Quote
Not wild about the tail lights and the glass roof...but other than that I think it's awesome. Lots sleeker.

Moneymaker
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posted 12-03-2006 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Don't work for me at all.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-03-2006 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I'll stick with my '70s and '72.

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mustangs68
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posted 12-03-2006 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
Holy Mother of God what did they do to that Mustang

But some damn fool will lay down 60k to buy one!
Sam

RancheroSandraGayle
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posted 12-03-2006 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RancheroSandraGayle        Reply w/Quote
Sorry, But it kinda looks like a Camaro and Mustang had sex.....just my opinion

70 Pony
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posted 12-04-2006 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony        Reply w/Quote
Needs a hood scoop...and sh**can the "Pony" skin seats, and put on a steel roof..
Then maybe ???
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mellowyellow
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posted 12-04-2006 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I'll stick with my '70s and '72.


Hopelessly(thanks God!) locked in a time warp too. Yes the front does have a Camaro hint, side profile WITH UGH!!DOORS CLOSED! looks good, rear is ok but interior is a puke! but not on my shoes!

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