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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

Update: Mid-engine Mustang mystery solved!

In case you missed it last week, Ford Performance put the word out that it was having difficulty identifying an old mid-engine Mustang prototype from a series of images dating to 1966. Several ex-Ford employees and experts were stumped, but according to Jalopnik, Ford’s current archivist put the word out to the right people and came through with an answer. Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/update-mid-engine-mustang-mystery-solved/

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JoJoJackson
Passenger

Since this was such a mystery and no one hardly knew about this car, can we please not use this as a reason to make a rear engine mustang?

Eric
Hagerty Employee

depending on how cynical you are, consider that the upcoming Mustang Mach-E does have electric motors in the rear...

Velocetta
New Driver

This 60's Mach 2 concept certainly looks more stylish and well thought through than the current C8 corvette, which from a design perspective is just a horrible looking car.

RokemRonnie
Pit Crew

"To his recollection it’s the only mid-engine made at Ford."

 

What about the Mustang I concept from 1962?

rolyat1847
Passenger

WOW! This would have been a huge seller!

CAT
Passenger

I recall seeing that car on display with my father at COBO hall during their annual car show there.  It was red.  My father later took me to Kar Kraft in Detroit where I saw it again.  Many years later he took me to Kar Kraft in Livonia Michigan where I saw a 69/70 mid engine mustang which I later found out was a mid engine Boss Mustang and only one was produced and tested before it DISAPEARED somewhere.  I DON'T HAVE IT!!!

tony4435
Passenger

It would be great to find out if the car is in someone's collection

SAG
Pit Crew

Throw some 'Mustang parts' on a consept car & call it a Mustang ?

HELLO!

Only mid-engine Factory Ford _

GT40

_ITILIAN out doing

the Ford Factory

_ _Pantera

SAG
Pit Crew

'Big Daddy Roth'

Would be a Builder of "Factory Cars"

in the "above UPDATE scenario"

TeutonicScot
Intermediate Driver

I've never seen these photos of the Mach 2.

Looks like the love child of a GT40 and a Lotus Europa. The last photo is not bad looking, it may have been an interesting concept.