26 August 2012

Ford Cougar II

In 1963, Ford produced this interesting concept car.

1/25 model kit

Ford claimed a top speed of 168 MPH with the 4.8 liter V8 equipped car. Dayton wire wheels were fitted to the 90" wheelbased car. It had a  4 speed manual transmission and was built on the frame of an AC Cobra. It seems to me to be very reminiscent  of a Corvette.

The car was shown at the 1964 New York Fair, but of course was upstaged by the debut of the production Mustang at that venue.

The styling didn't show up in the Mercury Cougar, which was brought ot market in late '67. But if you squint, you sure can see some of the future Pantera in there.

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