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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-16-2001 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Picture and text is from The BlueOvalNews.com web site. http://www.BlueOvalNews.Com/

"Readers say to Ford, "Just build it!"

Published: January 15, 2001
By: Steve Blake

BlueOvalNews readers are saying to Ford Motor Company, "Just build it" in regards to the Ford Forty-Nine concept vehicle. Of those that have voted thus far, the results are:

3% Poor (46)
3% Fair (49)
6% Good (83)
22% Excellent (284)
63% AWESOME! (797)
(Percentage discrepancy is caused by the rounding of percentages.)

That is a combined 92.45% approval rating!!! Good, excellent and awesome combined. It is believed that this approval rating would rival that of any vehicle, by any auto manufacturer.

BlueOvalNews has forwarded the results generated thus far, with a few of the comments and emails received concerning the Forty-Nine concept vehicle to Ford Motor Company CEO Jac Nasser and Ford Division President James O'Connor, as well as many others.

While we await a response from Ford, it is encouraging that the underlying message from Ford Motor Company at the North American International Auto Show, regarding the Forty-Nine concept vehicle, was how easy it would be to bring this vehicle to production."

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mustangs68
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posted 01-16-2001 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang...
I'll need another 40 hr job before long..to many toys not enough funds

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posted 01-16-2001 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DITTO LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE NEW T-BIRD

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-16-2001 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also from The BlueOvalNews:

"Supercharged Ford Forty-Nine a definite possibility

Published: January 10, 2001
By: Steve Blake

The Ford Forty-Nine concept has taken over the 2001 North American International Auto show like no other concept vehicle. The hype from admirers around this vehicle (Chrysler & GM executives included) is making this hot rod a hit. Of course our BlueOvalNews readers want the inside scoop and I always believe, "seek and ye shall find." Well I did, and I've got some news for you. (Sorry Ford, but you created this anticipation, desire and excitement.)

A source at Ford Motor Company revealed that the Ford Forty-Nine could easily come to be because it is built on the Lincoln LS platform and includes the 2002 Thunderbird engine. If this vehicle does make it to the production line, it would more than likely be built at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant.

But, the real news is that Saleen is currently working with Ford on the application of superchargers to other production models and our source said it would be more than possible to see the Ford Forty-Nine introduced with a high-performance supercharged 3.9L engine.

We also discovered the the Forty-Nine has yet to be "dyno" tested. However, our source tells us that current estimates put the concept vehicle in between 260 and 270 horsepower and "the goal with a supercharger and other modifications would be to increase that to over 300 horsepower."

The Ford Forty-Nine concept only took about one year to bring it from its initial planning stages to life, and what a life it is destined to have thanks to its innovative
retro design. Our source said that we have taken the chore of various engine modifications away from the consumer by utilizing chrome piping in place of hoses and also using a high performance polished chrome air inlet.

The most interesting result generated by this concept vehicle is the envy by other auto manufacturers. One Chrysler district marketing representative talked with me for approximately forty-five minutes and he repeated himself many times during the conversation by saying time and time again, "I wish our designers could make something like this." "

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Stewart
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posted 01-17-2001 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it for a few different reasons. One, because it has that retro look; two, because it won't be underpowered; and three, because of its rumored horsepower in the N/A form, it should raise the bar and nudge Ford engineers to increase the output of the Mustang.

More horsepower is always a good thing!

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posted 01-17-2001 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw it in Automobile magazine. I really like that car! What's not to like? A useful-sized, V-8, rear-wheel drive, two-door American car! It even reminded me of the car it's emulating before I knew its name (the '94-'01 Mustang, for all their styling effort, doesn't make me think of the '65-'66. The new T-Bird strikes me as kind of desperate to make you think of the '55-'57). My first thought on seeing the "Forty-Nine" on the cover was, "Damn, that looks like a '50 Ford!" There's rumbles that it could see production (every show car since the Viper "may see production"... an attention-grabbing gimmick), but I hope they lose the glass top if it does. (BTW: the magazine's shots had better angles on the car, it looks even better than these shots show)

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posted 01-17-2001 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great looking car that will no doubt get the nod for production-hopefully! The headlights are 49 Lincoln but the sides are 49-51 Ford. Wish they'd do an adaptation of the 51 tailights. Gm had some great looking cars in that era! They oughta try their luck as their concept cars are flat out ugly! One Pontiac looked like a jac-0-lantern- What an atrocious styling {lack of} excercise! The Cadillac SUV equally obnoxious. No wonder Ford is forecast to beat out GM in a very few years! Hope they do one on the 49-50 Merc, also!!

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posted 04-02-2003 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whatever happened to this thing?

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posted 04-02-2003 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Whatever happened to this thing?



my question exactly!Wish Ford had the guts that Mopar does and would just build the concepts

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MLariviere
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posted 04-02-2003 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It probably got the budget axe in favor of another trim level for an SUV.

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posted 04-02-2003 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I actually started reading this thread from the beginning thinking it was all new....Duh
well the link dont show it anymore.Anyone have any pics of it?

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KULTULZ
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posted 06-04-2003 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
-Here- is some further information and photographs of it.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-04-2003 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice babe on the front page!

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MLariviere
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posted 06-10-2003 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read an article in Car Craft that said the project was dead,because it failed side impact testing. The reason was that there wasn't any B-pillar. They said that those body styles will probably never be made again.

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