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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

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.