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Photo Gallery: 1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept cars

A photo essay of 1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept cars

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Take a moment and enjoy our photo gallery of 1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept cars

The power-dome hood in this sketch is very similar to the design on the 2010-2011 Mustang. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
In this early design sketch, the front bodywork formed a single piece hinged at the front to expose the engine compartment. A 427-cubic inch V8 with four carburetors was meant to power the concept. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
The two-position hatchback was intended to accommodate longer objects in a near horizontal position or open wider for cargo loading. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
The Mustang Mach I concept as it was shown at auto shows in late 1966 and into 1967. The power-dome hood from the sketches never made it to the show car. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
The rear of the 1966-1967 Mustang Mach I had a fastback that sloped down to the end of the decklid and a concave rear fascia similar to the 1967 to 1968 production models. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
The Mach 1, as it was shown at the 1967 Detroit Auto Show with a face closer to production Mustangs of the time. The low-cut roofline and racing-type fuel cap never made it to production, but the hatchback did eventually arrive on the 1974 Mustang II. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
For the 1968 auto show season, the designers crafted a new front end that took inspiration from the 1963 Mustang II concept with its covered headlights and chrome rimmed protruding grille. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
Front view of the Mustang Mach I concept with oval headlights similar to those used on the first design model of what would become the 1965 Mustang. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
The low roofline of the Mustang Mach I is clearly visible in this profile view. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
1966 Ford Mustang Mach 1 concept car
The rear of the Mustang Mach I traded the twin 3-inch tail-pipes from the sketch for four smaller centrally mounted pipes. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)
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David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Too bad they never made production. Better looking cars. Probably couldn’t make target cost. I like the lift-back design; that would have solved the leaking backlite issues and consequent water and rusting in the trunk and top of gas tank areas.

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