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Gearhead
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posted 12-03-2002 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Picked these up from an Autoweek Online article:


Looks pretty good! Not sure about the tail section, but the front and the sides look very 67-68 Mustangish to me. Nice!! Hopefully more pics of the print will surface eventually. You can get to the Autoweek story through this site: http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/concept/s197/index.html

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posted 12-03-2002 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First impression is YUK!

The front looks like it might not be too bad, but the rear looks TERRIBLE. It reminds me of those horrid Australian Capris.

Maybe it's just a rumor.

Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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posted 12-03-2002 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks familiar?

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posted 12-03-2002 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
First impression is YUK!

the rear looks TERRIBLE. It reminds me of those horrid Australian Capris.


The VERY thing that came to my mind, even before I read your post, Steve. I visualized it, even before I saw that Capri back end photo that you posted.

I hope it is just a 'red' herring to mislead people and that the production car is a lot different than that.

Seems too slab-sided, angular, and European-derived, too. I'm not saying it should be round like a Beetle, but it doesn't look right the way it is in those photos, either.

As is, it looks like another 'design-by-committee'. Seems more like odd pieces stuck together, rather than a flowing, graceful, integrated design, IMO.

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posted 12-03-2002 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The windsheild looks too angled back, doesn't it?

I sure hope they don't do to the Mustang what GM did to the Camaro/Firebird; ugly it out of existance!

Maybe I'm being too harsh on my first impression. You should have heard me when they brought the '94s out!

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posted 12-03-2002 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry gang, but I like it!
Very reminiscent of the original Mustang I
concept car.

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posted 12-03-2002 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To each his own... but I give it a big thumbs down!

The back is FUGLY!

To me, it looks more like a Mazda Miata than a mustang.

Oh well, I guess we haven't got a good front view yet...

Mike (not that I could afford one, anyway) Burch

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posted 12-03-2002 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dang if it don't look short..is it a two seater or just the angle?
on a scale of 1-10 I give it a 6
I haven't ben a fan of the new body styles, to square.I like the 95-96 better.
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posted 12-03-2002 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It must the sport car enthusiast in me. I have always had a soft spot for British 2 seat sport cars from the 60's.

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posted 12-03-2002 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they got rid of those excessively large wheels and that back end, she'd be good. The article said that the 4.6 is gonna replaced with a 5.0 And the Cobra with 400+hp
Both very very good things in my mind.

[This message has been edited by Boss302 (edited 12-03-2002).]

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posted 12-03-2002 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
looks like they were going for the Shelby T-bird tail lights look. I would love to see it in Fastback/coupe (or whatever they call it these days.) form. Notice the Gas cap back in its original spot?.

Honestly I think it may just be a concept. The body seems far too streamlined for cost/ease of production; the lack of visible seams between the bumpers and fenders, and the Low roofline, and the exhaust exits.

overall, I like it. I used to draw pictures of cars almost identical to it as a kid.

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posted 12-03-2002 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fordnmerc:
Seems too slab-sided, angular, and European-derived, too.

like the 64.5-'66 stangs???

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posted 12-03-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fordfan:
like the 64.5-'66 stangs???

Nah....the early Stangs have a lot of character and an absolutely timeless quality to them.

This red car looks too much like a Mercedes....or something.

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posted 12-03-2002 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wythors   Click Here to Email wythors     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Boss302:
If they got rid of those excessively large wheels and that back end, she'd be good. The article said that the 4.6 is gonna replaced with a 5.0 And the Cobra with 400+hp
Both very very good things in my mind.

[This message has been edited by Boss302 (edited 12-03-2002).]


Bear in mind that it won't be the classic 5-oh motor last used in the 95 ponycar. It's an oversized 4.6.

I'm falling into the "yuck!" camp. I didn't like the blue artist's rendition car that circulated a while back and this looks even worse to my eye. All the more reason to hang onto the two we've got.

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posted 12-03-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
whats wrong with australian capri's? except they are a major bucket of ****!

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posted 12-04-2002 01:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the Buick front end is odd. Wonder if this will follow past trends and be 3800lbs or more?

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posted 12-04-2002 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The jury is still out in my stable. I didn't like the 69/70 until they had been around for a year or so (and I had gotten an in-person look at a Boss 429).

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The back end looks like the back of that putrid Mercury conv thing that was small and ugly. 65-8's keep looking better and better!!Easy to see why they'll ALWAYS be No. 1. LOL!

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posted 12-04-2002 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know one of the classic traits of the Mustang is the tri-bar taillights. This car seems to be missing them.

Makes me appreciate my stangs more, that's for sure.

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quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
one of the classic traits of the Mustang is the tri-bar taillights. This car seems to be missing them.


It looks like there are 3 tail lights per side, but it's difficult to make out what shape they are. All 6 MAY be the same size....but the angle, and distance from the camera, etc, makes it seem like they get progessively taller, from the outermost to innermost.

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posted 12-04-2002 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who knows, maybe when I see it in person I'll love it. I'd like it more if it wasn't a convertible, that's probably a large factor in my initial reaction.

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I'm on the fence. I don't think those camera angles are great either. It does look like a two seater; that would suck. That "roll bar" would have to go, and the windshield does like a bit severe in angle. Tail lights are awful, but I do like the front end and also the wheelbase. Profile on the tires is an auto show only feature, you know that. Little extreme for my fillings. There is an amazing similarity to the Capri in the tail lights, like Steve mentioned. I thought that too. Yuk!

I think once it comes out it'll probably look quite a bit better. Here's hoping....

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posted 12-05-2002 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a pic Wolfgang posted that looks MUCH better! {I guess it must be the convertible I didn't like! }

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Originally posted by T5owner:
Guess, most have seen the so-called spy shots from Auto Week.
Sean S. was kind enough to make them crispier for your eyes - now on my News site
here


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posted 12-05-2002 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoops! I just checked Wolfie's site and those are artist's renderings.

I hope this is closer to the end product.

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posted 12-05-2002 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OH MY! That looks nice Steve (the one you just posted).

But it looks like the only thing that's changed on it is the front, rear, and roof. The sides still look too much like the current models.

If that could be the final production version, I'd buy it. But right now, I'm not trusting any pictures or sketches. At least not for another year.

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posted 12-05-2002 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That '67-'68 retro sail panel would be VERY cool!

The car definitely looks better with a roof. Another car the first pics looks like is the Caddy Allante, remember that?

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posted 12-05-2002 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
That '67-'68 retro sail panel would be VERY cool!

The car definitely looks better with a roof. Another car the first pics looks like is the Caddy Allante, remember that?


Better....except for that tail light panel.

Allante....Yeah, Stallone drove one in Tango & Cash. First one that comes to mind.

Buick Reatta is another one.

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posted 12-07-2002 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tkx Steve, I was about to flame out over the first pic's... on a scale of 1-10 I give it a -5 as far as a Mustang goes.

But, the site you found has much better pic's. Now I like it!

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I missed this one here. The pics done from Sean are based - as reported - as being based on a CAD drawing out of Ford. See www.bradbarnett.com for the original CAD-Drawing. Let's just hope that Seans designs become true.
There is still a survey going on from Ford as I read on other forums (as you might already know) for final details of the production car.

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