'Mach E' preview? Someone has put a Mustang body on a Bronco chassis
Is this project a sneak peek at what the all-electric Mustang SUV will look like?!
For its first venture into the scary world of all-electric vehicles, Ford has gone down the somewhat safe option of making it an SUV. However, unlike most SUVs, the so-called ‘Mach E’ will be heavily inspired by the sporty Mustang muscle car, something that could either be a great success, or a catastrophic failure.
If, like the rest of the automotive community, you’re apprehensive about the design of this upcoming car, it seems we have been given a preview. A fella named Greg Der-Stepanian has taken to the somewhat dodgy Facebook Marketplace to advertise a pretty unique project. For the reasonable price of $4,000 he is selling a 1965 Mustang Fastback that has been crossed with a 1973 Bronco. Yes really.
I have a 1965 Fastback mustang sitting on a 1973 Bronco frame! Been sitting YEARS you know what it needs! So don't ask me if this and that is rusty! It's...
Why is this relevant to the upcoming EV? Well, the raised stance of the Bronco coupled to the sleek coupe body work of the Mustang shows us what a lifted ‘Stang looks like. Obviously, the SUV will surely feature more of a hatchback-esque rear end, which the 60s car doesn’t have.
The body itself has definitely seen better days as it’s covered in rust, dirt and holes. The plus side to that is there’s no chance of the car being called a garage queen. In fact, it’s more of a middle-of-an-overgrown-field queen.
Despite the driver’s seat having quite a large chunk of leather missing – we’ll call that "used" – the interior is in rather good condition. All the badges and dials are in their place and the carpets have been preserved by a layer of dust and asbestos.
Just like the aesthetic side of the car, its powertrain is quite the Frankenstein. Under the bonnet is a Ford small block 302 from the Mustang which sends its power to a C-4 transmission commonly found in a Bronco.
Okay, so maybe it’s not the best representation of what the future ‘Mach E’ will look like, but it will give one lucky person the chance to experience a Mustang in an all new environment: mud bogs.