You may recall that Ford Motor Co. announced this spring that it would quit producing regular passenger cars — with two exceptions: the new Focus Active, a crossover wagon it would import, and, of course, the ever-popular and ever-collectible Mustang.
This summer, Ford said the new U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles forced it to change its mind on bringing in the Active, and now rumors are circulating that the company is considering a four-door version of the Mustang for those who still want or need a standard passenger sedan.
A Mustang forum, Mustang6G.com, reported that Ford hinted at such a vehicle at a recent meeting with its dealers. Apparently, the sedan would be built on a long-wheelbase Mustang platform and would have a fastback architecture. The car would be aimed at competing with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and vehicles of that ilk.
When Car and Driver magazine followed up on the report, a Ford spokesman would neither confirm nor deny any such rumor, instead responding that “we are always on our game to keep Mustang exciting every year.”
Which brings us to this question: As a car collector/enthusiast, would you accept a four-door version of the Mustang or does such a car violate the spirit of the Mustang badge? And would a four-door version enhance or hurt Mustang values as collectible cars?