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

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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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