More Spy Shots: 2005 Ford Mustang

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  1. TriShield

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    More details of the upcoming coupe and convertible

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    by Brenda Priddy
    (2003-10-27)

    The 2005 Mustang is being prepared for an international debut at the Detroit show in January, but this week TCC has more detailed pics of one of the most anticipated new-car introductions of the year.

    At first glance this Mustang might look heavily camouflaged, but it's simply wearing a static-cling-like plastic sheet with a fuzzy worm design - there to fool the camera's focusing system, "bras" front and rear, and a bit of cloth to cover small Shelby-like rear quarter windows - similar to those found on the 1965 and 1966 Shelby 2+2 Fastback GT350.

    This Mustang coupe, upon closer examination, is as production-ready as they get, including gauges, and the finished interior.

    Our own Mustang expert, collector and enthusiast, Franklin Nickerson, provided us several additional observations after accompanying us when we took these exclusive photographs:

    The roofline of the 2005 model has virtually the same silhouette as the 1967 and 1968 2+2 fastback. The 2005 grille has four individual headlamps, as did the 1967 Shelby and 1969 Mustang. The taillights for 2005 are three side-by-side, like all Mustangs from 1964.5 through 1970. However the backup lights are on the bottom of the inside lens. The license plate has moved down below the bumper, as on the 1964.5 through 1973.

    The interior instrument area has two clusters in chrome, and - our expert insists - looks just like the 1967-1968 dash. The upper area has two chrome A/C-heat vents on the same level as the instrument cluster.

    Did the 2005 Mustang pass in the eyes of an enthusiast? Well, he walked right up to the test engineers and offered them a check on the spot. We think Mr. Nickerson will be one of the first to order a new Mustang, but he's holding out for the convertible.

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  2. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    bastard version of the `05 GT Concept :down: :greddy:

    Fuck Ford for this fuck up.
     
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    I think it looks :cool:
     
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    Looks like Ford both dropped the ball and screwed the pooch.
     
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    spy shot? ive seen that same exact car in silver riding around my town for about the past year. and not with any of the bullshit covering it. When i used to see it I didnt know what it was , just figured some guys custom car.
     
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    I still think its cool :dunno:
     
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    How come all spy shots of cars are with zebra cloths on it?
     
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    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    1. Learn to read.
    2. Post.
    3. ???
    4. Profit!
     
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    I didn't read the thread so would you just tell me? Also, I don't see why the question I have would be in this thread..
     
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    I like the leopard action they have going... hope they keep it. :x:
     
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    "At first glance this Mustang might look heavily camouflaged, but it's simply wearing a static-cling-like plastic sheet with a fuzzy worm design - there to fool the camera's focusing system, "bras" front and rear, and a bit of cloth to cover small Shelby-like rear quarter windows - similar to those found on the 1965 and 1966 Shelby 2+2 Fastback GT350."
     
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    because IT FUCKING IS YOU STUPID SHIT.
     
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    The new Mustang is gonna be bad ass. :bigok:
     
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    2005 c6 z06 > Pony bastard
     
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    I'm thinking Ford won't do nearly as good a job on the production as they did on the Concept. They should have just left it like it was on the concept.
     
  19. coronet

    coronet Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep?

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    Erm... they do that with all their cars... you catch on slow.

    Remember the last Mustang concept? How forward the wheels were? Well, they ended up all the way back. :wtf:
     
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    Too bad I already have pics of it with the bra/covers off :o
     
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    I dunno, they look more like black cheetos in a bowl of milk to me :dunno:
     
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    I'd sure hope so due to the fact it's in a complete different class.

    GT > C6
     
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    Mostly just Ford does that, every company have their own methods of covering their spy cars.
     

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