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HHuggins
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 01-06-2003 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHuggins   Click Here to Email HHuggins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the LA Auto Show started this weekend. I haven't made it up there yet, but I will next weekend. Check out the official pics of the Mustang concepts for '05.

http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/News/pics05c/index.htm

There is still something about the convertible that doesn't sit right with me, but that fastback - man! If the production vehicle looks as good as that I'll be trading in my '98 GT convertible come 2004/05. I can just see it in my driveway now, parked next to the '70 Mach I. What a sight!

More pics and a video on MSN:

http://autoshow.msn.com/autoshow2003/article.aspx?xml=FordEveningEvent

HH

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mstngjoe
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From: Oregon
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posted 01-06-2003 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mstngjoe   Click Here to Email mstngjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree! The FB is awesome. You can have the vert though.

Bill Ford says he wants the production version to look the same as the ones in the pics. We'll have to wait and see what the beancounters say.

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71RESTO
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From: Oregon, USA
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posted 01-06-2003 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love that fastback!! Sign me up for one now if they actually come out looking that awesome.

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
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mustangs68
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From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 01-06-2003 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That FB is the best design they have come out with yet..
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68stang351
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From: Savoy TX, USA
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posted 01-07-2003 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would sale my soul to own the fastback!!

The front looks like a 68 GT500KR, the roof looks like 65-66 FB, and the rear looks like 67-70 Shelby.

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GTRocks
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posted 01-07-2003 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they got carried away with the tail lights. I like the gas cap and hope it stays and that they make it say GT for the GTs and have a Cobra on it for the Cobras like they did back in the day. That would be awesome.

I also hope the interior changes quite a bit. I'm not pleased with it. I'm fairly confident that it will change radically on a production vehicle. I don't mind the brushed aluminum, but the red is way overdone.

Restofuturistic indeed!

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dubstar
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From: Long Beach, Ca 1966 A-Code Coupe
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 01-07-2003 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dubstar   Click Here to Email dubstar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
interior is ugly. too much red! hopefully they offer different color tones. and those tail lights are too big, for my taste anyway. all in all, i give it a 7/10.

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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-07-2003 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like both concepts in general but some items are not my style or practical.

a. seating is too racy and doesn't look very comfortable.
b. tail lights look too Cougar/Shelby and be smaller leaving more sheet metal in between; say 2/3 the current size. Lens height is okay but should have three division bars. I know this is passe but its also Mustang!
c. the tire in the back seat area of the coupe is highly impractical - I need the space for cargo and would much rather have the rear fold down seat arrangement.
d. I don't like the bridged marker lights in front - too Chrysler/Ricer looking.
e. too much wheel and not enough rubber (I dislike the current cartwheel look).

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RICKS
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posted 01-07-2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RICKS   Click Here to Email RICKS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've gotta chime in on how fantastic I think those concepts are. WOW. I don't want anything changed. I like the taillights, but I've seen other drawings showing more traditional Mustang-style taillights that look good also (these concepts are definately Shelby-intensive, hence the taillight treatment). The wheels and tires are perfect, 60-series baloneys only look right on my old stuff. And too much red????? Anybody popped their head inside a '65 red standard interior lately? I love a red interior, as bright and bold as possible, just like they were in the 50's and 60's. Besides, I'm sure they'll have charcoal and saddle for more conservative tastes. I say push the envelope hard for the production car, just like the concept. It'll make a bigger splash, the car will be more of a revolution, just like the original car was a revolution. The way it sits now, GM and Mopar and import fans will all be dropping their jaws and clammering to the Ford dealerships to get their hands on one. Total home run.

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Hell_Fish
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posted 01-07-2003 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the tail end and the interior, but I can't stand the front clip. It looks like they took a 67 and Fisher-Price made a toy of it. "No edges or sharp line to hurt the little tikes." The other thing that caught my eye is the engine bay drawing. Talk about tight. Now the 2005 Mach III concept I saw to today was easier on the eyes.

Anyone seen this before? Is that a kit or something? http://autothing.com/funthings/funthings-futuremustangRealConcept1.htm

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71RESTO
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posted 01-07-2003 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to say I love the tail and front clip treatment, totally Shelby look and truely awesome. I hope they don't change a thing!!

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Duane
71 Fastback (his) under resto (351C-4V C6 auto)
73 Mach 1 (hers) (351CJ 4 speed)
66 289/2V coupe (daughter Ashley's)
89 LX 2.3 convertible (daughter Amanda's)
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aGreenAgent
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 01-07-2003 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys haven't seen that yet? I've been looking at those for months now, my dad's company designs the boothes for auto shows so I know a few high-ups at Ford, and I've seen these in the designs before.

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Robert K
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From: Nashville, TN
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posted 01-08-2003 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the new design but I still think the car is too thick and heavy looking. I prefer a leaner, thinner look.
Just look at the distance between the top and bottom of the door...it's huge !

I'm really curious to see what the price tag is going to be.

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