Ford Mustangs From an Alternate Future


A series of Mustang concept images and sketches.

As we get closer to the unveiling of the next generation 2015 Mustang, Ford got a little bit nostalgic and today released this series of images of Mustang concept art. Spanning the course of over thirty years from sixties to the nineties, some of these concepts are absolutely stunning, though in the case of a few others, it’s probably good they never made it to the show room floor. They are, however, all interesting.

The Milano concept in particular is very cool. It parted ways with many Mustang design queues of the era. The shape has an almost Mopar feel to it and its color is suspiciously close to the plum crazy purple that was being offered on the Dodge Challenger at the same time.

Lots of the stuff from the sixties is noteworthy too. Had it gone into production, the 1966 Mustang Station Wagon, I think, would have ended up selling terribly but would have gone on to be a sought after by collectors decades later.  A Mustang sedan is something that’s rumored seemingly with the arrival of every new generation, but it looks like just such a car was on the table in 1965. It also looks like Ford was kicking around the idea of a two seat mid-engine Mustang inspired by the GT40 during this decade.

Maybe it just has to with the decades in which I grew up, but I’m a sucker for concept cars from the eighties and nineties. The 1980 RSX Concept was outrageous, but it clearly inspired some of the design language for the fox bodies of that would come soon after. I actually remember seeing the 1992 Mach III concept when I was 13-years-old. It had me bouncing off the walls then, and over twenty years later, it still has a similar effect