What if AMC had a Mustang-style vehicle before Ford? – Larry Edsall @ClassicCars.com Journal

What if AMC had a Mustang-style vehicle before Ford?

Henry Ford Museum curator goes for a drive in the 1962 Budd XR-400 concept car

Budd Company was a major supplier of sheetmetal stampings to American automakers, producing body parts for nearly half of the passenger cars produced in North America in the pre- and post-war eras.

In 1962, Budd produced a running prototype of a sporty convertible, the XR-400 concept designed with sports car proportions. Budd suggested to American Motors that it should put such a vehicle into production. By the way, that production would have begun months before Ford unveiled a car with similar styling, the Mustang.

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Categories: 1962, AMC, American Motors, Budd, Classic Car.com Journal, Concept Cars, Museum, The Henry Ford, XR-400

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5 replies

  1. Great minds think alike! Great post and, as you can see, a topic about which I have also written.

    https://disaffectedmusings.com/2018/10/22/what-if/

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