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Ford Mustang Milano
First Proven: 1970 Chicago Auto Present
Description: Mustang-themed design train
Gross sales Pitch: “Most radical Mustang, but!”
First seen on the 1970 Chicago Auto Present, the Ford Mustang Milano Idea served as a styling bridge between then present Mustangs, and the approaching freshened and upsized 1971 mannequin. Seen right here in Extremely Violet paint, the cabin, for which photos are scares, was reportedly additionally outfitted in purple hues.
Cool options included color-changing taillights, and a then-novel power-operated rear hatch. The Milano Idea is credited with influencing the design of the 1973 Australian-market Falcon XB coupe, which was featured within the 1979 theatrical launch, “Mad Max.”
Sadly for Ford, the Milano Idea did a greater of hiding its measurement than the 1971 Manufacturing ‘Stang. Curiously, because the muscle-era started to wane, Ford made no point out of the Milano’s energy or efficiency. Whereas the Milano succeeded as a styling train, it did little stave off the Mustang’s measurement and weight acquire, which might go unchecked till the Mustang was absolutely redesigned round Ford Pinto compact-car structure.
Mustang Milano Idea Gallery
(Click on beneath for enlarged photos)