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Dearborn dune buggy – Ford’s 2001 EX concept Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

In the early years of the 21st century, concept cars were still an essential component of an automaker’s portfolio. In 2001 alone, Ford debuted such memorable show cars as the retro-themed Forty-Nine, the Urban Explorer, the Explorer Sportsman, and the F150… Read More ›

A one-off race car in street car clothing: Mercury’s 1980 Cosworth Capri – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

After a one-year absence, the Capri returned to Mercury dealers in 1979, this time as a badge-engineered Fox-body Ford Mustang. To promote the model’s sporty nature and highlight the performance potential of a four-cylinder engine, Mercury borrowed a page from… Read More ›

Ford built five GT40 roadsters, but only one raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

After disappointing performances in 1964 and 1965, Ford’s GT40 coupes dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966-’69. The automaker experimented with GT40 roadsters, too, building five prototypes for endurance racing before abandoning the project. Four of these open-top… Read More ›

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