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Old 05-30-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang

I have seen the video clip of a prototype based on a 06 body and this hard top Mustang is slick! I was able to get a screen capture of the car in action. The car is close to being a finished product I am told and should be available in 07 .... not 09!! The trunk is untouched and remains the factory size, but the car will be a 2 seater.

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Re: The retractable hartop Mustang IS being made ***PHOTO***

very cool and hi welcome to the site
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Re: The retractable hartop Mustang IS being made ***PHOTO***

Sweet!!!!! This is kick ***. Welcome to the site and thank you for the information! Do you have access to the video clip?
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Re: The retractable hardtop Mustang IS being made ***PHOTO***

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The trunk is untouched and remains the factory size, but the car will be a 2 seater.
Yikes...that should raise insurance rates.

It is great information, however I don't believe a product is coming out as a concept shows until it hits the showrooms. My trust in Ford died when they completely ruined the GT500...which is nothing more than a blah GT with a big engine.

Hopefully this concept does come to life...it would be nice for ford to catch up with the 20th century....(and I know we are in the 21st)
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

a roadster mustang would be badass IMO. it sould come with a roll cage/light bar, kinda like the audi quattro roadsters have.

though i agree with smurfin, they wont do it. ford has lost all concept in what america wants. it continues to push the "green" enviromentally frienldy crap, and outprice anything performance.

i personally wouldnt make a roadster mustang mass produced, but id take the chassis, and revamp the tbird name into a 2 seater, strap a 5.4 4v 6spd in it and make it a corvette eater at a standard mustang GT price.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

Hm...I would actually look at buying a retractable hard top..and 2 seats is even better lol.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

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Hm...I would actually look at buying a retractable hard top..and 2 seats is even better lol.
My thoughts too
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i like my back seat
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i like my back seat
I wonder what the pricing would be on this?
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I wonder what the pricing would be on this?
On her back seat?
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On her back seat?
Yes
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wtf u want a price on my back seat?
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

hahaha..

I wonder where this is going.

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hahaha..

I wonder where this is going.

Where is this going? No where... it's goin no where....
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

yea they should have had this in 05 not now
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

I'm surprised rag top convertibles haven't gone the way of the dodo already. I mean, they look great down, but up is blah, bad aerodynamics, more weight. Although I doubt this will fix the weight issue, it will help the other flaws with rag top.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

the mustang is one of the few cars I like with the top up. the weight is not really in the top its in the lift mechanism. I think its 200lbs heavier~ overall.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

Looks like it isn't a Ford Concept

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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

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If it isn't headed to the lots right now...or on the lots...or listed as an actual option...it is a concept.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

And the movements look damn shotty and floppy....
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

And the lines created when the top is up look horrible...makes the bottom of the car look like it is massive and waaaaay over weight and bulky.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

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If it isn't headed to the lots right now...or on the lots...or listed as an actual option...it is a concept.
I realize that... but it isn't Ford's Concept car, it is CDC's
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I wish someone would make a removable hardtop for our cars like they did on the 94 cobra.
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I'm sure it will require as much equipment to move the hard top as the cloth top.
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Retractable hard tops from Ford isn't even new, they had them in 1958. Just shows you how far ahead of GM they really are, they had V8s in 32, Chevy in 55.
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

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I wish someone would make a removable hardtop for our cars like they did on the 94 cobra.
that was the 95 cobra
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they got to you to didnt they^^
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Re: The Retractable Hardtop 2 Seater Mustang Is Being Made ***PHOTO***

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And the lines created when the top is up look horrible...makes the bottom of the car look like it is massive and waaaaay over weight and bulky.
I agree. I understand there are space issues but I would think that if they're gonna attempt this the car should line up like its peers.
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they got to you to didnt they^^
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if you mean that i really like them... then yes.

Theres actually a black one rollin around in lawrence that ill see every once in a while. Its sweet, and really rare. Kinda cool to actually see them with a hard top on that doesnt look like it really SHOULD be there
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In all probability, if they do build it, when the dealers get through gouging, it will be out of reach of it's market demographic.
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I like it ALOT. I dont care too much for verts but I would def buy a hard top vert. Looks sweet
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I would be first in line!!
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Ford did it in '65, and then was **** that.



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