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Ford Mustang station wagon concepts through the years
The pony car was almost a pack mule.
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Station wagons aren't exactly in vogue these days, but there was a time that they were so popular that even the sporty Ford Mustang almost sired one. With an all-new 'Stang on the way soon, we take a look at what almost was, and what could be.

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After selling 1 million Mustangs in its first 18 months on the market, Ford was eager to capitalize on its success and began exploring many options for future variants, including a smaller two-seat version and this wagon based on a 1966 coupe.

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While the Mustang II of the mid-1970s was available as a hatchback, the idea of a two-door wagon, also known as a shooting brake, lived on in this design study for the third-generation car introduced in 1979. As fans of the "Fox Body" Mustangs are well aware, the hatchback style won out again.

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History tells that the Mustang was nearly transformed into a front-wheel-drive hatchback in the late 1980's, a car that would ultimately be sold as the Probe. But this sketch shows how persistent the wagon idea remained during development of the fourth-generation model that was finally introduced in 1994 as coupe and convertible only.

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While Ford hasn't revealed if it considered a wagon version of the retro-modern fifth generation Mustang of 2005, oddly enough a European yacht company called Strand Craft is now offering its own take on such a car, with an 850 hp engine under the hood to better haul whatever's in the back.

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As for the next generation Mustang, speculated at here by Mustang6G.com, its unlikely a wagon will be in the the lineup. But don't fret, functional sports car fans, you can always jump ship and pick up a custom Chevrolet Corvette Stingray AeroWagon from Connecticut's Callaway Cars.

Or not.

(Mustang6G.com)

Ford Mustang station wagon concepts through the years

The pony car was almost a pack mule.

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