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The 1970 Ford Mustang Milano Concept: The Most Gorgeous Mustang That Never Was.

Press Release:

One of the most popular experimental cars in Ford Divisions’s automobile show exhibit is the Mustang Milano, an ultra-violet-colored, two-paint grand touring car. Sure to be one of the most looked-at cars, the Milano features a low, racy design and unique tailgate that raises electrically.

Named for Milan, Italy, where a number of sporty touring cars roam the countryside, the Milano, at 43 inches high, is seven inches lower than a standard 1971 Mustang SportsRoof.

The hood contains NASA-type air scoops — adapted from a highly efficient aeronautic design — for power-producing ram-air induction.

The headlamps and high-powered driving lights are concealed when not in use and the windshield is steeply ranked to a 67-degree angle.

The uniquely-designed rear deck lid, complete with built-in air spoiler is similar to tailgates on some European station wagons. Hinged at the top, the deck lid and backlite open electrically just above the taillights to provide easy accessibility to the luggage compartment.

Laced cast aluminum wheels are similar to but stronger than wire wheels used on grand touring cars of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Wide F60 x 15 tires were designed and built by Firestone especially for this show car.

Milano’s ultra violet paint is colour-keyed to the car’s interior. The high-back bucket seats have blue-violet fabric inserts and light purple leather trim. Deep purple mohair carpet adds to the luxury look.

The carpeted rear area of this two seater carries colour-keyed luggage fabricated from the same leather used in the seat trim.

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