LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:43 pmAgain, the original Mustang was a Falcon with what amounted to an extensive facelift. It was actually pretty homely, and resembled the sports cars of the era about as much as did a small delivery truck.
The new version also looks like a compact car modified to look sportier. I think that people look at a '65 Mustang (often with a straight six and one carb, IIRC) and see the V-8 '69 in larval form, rather than what is actually in front of them. Personally, I don't think the Mustang looked very Sporty until the stretched version in the Seventies.
Homely? Eye of the beholder, but nah, it was decent looking for the era, and certainly a lot nicer than the Falcon. Of course, the sports car was the fastback: https://www.google.com/search?q=%2765+m ... uRft_lXM5M
I don't think too many people think the fastback's homely, and certainly no one who grew up with visions of driving one very fast through San Francisco. What would Steve think?