Sunday, December 23, 2012

What could have been... Mercury Cougar

Looks like the 1st version of the Cougar was supposed to be a Mustang clone.
Thank God it didn't happen.

This illustration seems to be daed from 1962. Or 2 years before the Mustang.
And a full 5 years before the 1st production Cougar.

I just wonder what happened. Maybe they wanted to make sure they had a hit with the Mustang first.
Who knows...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't that just an early drawing of what became the Mustang? I think Cougar was one name considered before they picked Mustang.

Anonymous said...

This illustration seems to be daed from 1962.

Although it was design by the same guy who did the Mini

JUST A COUPLE OF THE TYPOS AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS ON THE SITE.

PLEASE START PROOFING BEFORE YOU POST, VINCE!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the retro-prototypes-that-never-were. I find it interresting to see what "might have been". (Or mabey was made in a parallel universe for those who believe in such things). fascinating nonetheless. Thanks.