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How the Fox-body Mustang came to life

With the overlay lifted out of the way, the fastback profile is visible. Compared to the eventual production car, this one features a longer almost wagon-like roof.

How the Fox-body Mustang came to life

October 18, 2013

The third generation of the Ford Mustang unveiled in 1979 was meant to reclaim some of the sportiness lost with the efficiency obsessed second-generation. Based on the Fox midsize car chassis, the Fox-body Mustang was the result of four years of experiments by Ford designers. Here's a look at the ideas they considered and later threw away — including a woody wagon.