Ford is taking a trip down to memory lane by showing a clip of the Mustang 1 Concept.

Ford is taking a trip down to memory lane by showing a clip of the Mustang 1 Concept.

The Mustang 1 Concept preceded the first generation of the pony car and made its public debut in 1962 at Watkins Glen for the F1 United States Grand Prix. It surprised everyone with its small 1.5-liter V4 engine installed behind the two seats, along with an impressive wedge shape and hidden headlights.

The concept was 3919mm long, 1549mm wide and had a 2286mm wheelbase. To increase rigidity, its seats were actually part of the body which is why Ford's engineers decided to make the pedals and steering column adjustable.

The production version which arrived two years later kept only the name, badge and front turn signals.

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Ford remembers the 1962 Mustang 1 Concept [video]