How the Ford Mustang Station Wagon Didnt Happen

Automobile Staff
Intermeccanica Ford Mustang Station Wagon

When it comes to body variations in the history of the Ford Mustang, most will think of three: hardtop, convertible, and fastback.; Though that's mostly been the case over the past forty-five years, Ford toyed with adding a fourth: a station wagon.

Photos of a 1966 Mustang "shooting brake", including the one posted above,; have circulated amongst enthusiasts for decades, but the exact story behind the car was often elusive.; According to Hemmings, As it turns out, Ford never actually built their a station wagon Mustang, but custom designer Intermeccanica built two examples in 1965.

The cars were featured in period magazines, and then shown to Ford as an idea car.; Ford rejected the design not because it found the idea of a "Mustang Country Squire" offensive, but because it had its own design staff working on a similar vehicle. Ford rejected the idea of an outside design, and passed over Intermeccanica's proposal.; Interestingly, Ford scrapped its own Mustang wagon plans soon afterward.

That said, a number of enthusiasts, inspired by the original one-offs, have modified their own cars into station wagons.; As a result, the strange yet ultimately tragic idea continues to live on.

Source: Hemmings Auto Blogs

Did not Ford make a Falcon wagon??? The Mustang wagon would've been cool but so was the Gen I Corvair Wagon and we know what happened to that .... Of course AMC made a Pacer wagon so... Not everything can or should be "Wagonized"

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