1970 Ford Mach II
Ford Mach II, 1970 - Mach II planned as a challenger to GM’s Corvette. Unfortunately did not reach production. Photo shows mock-up on Pantera chassis.
Ford Mach II, 1970 - Quite roomy interior and could carry a golf bag in the rear compartment.
Ford Mach II, 1970 - Futuristic front end.
Ford Mach II, 1970 - The inverted GM Monza GT rear end of the Mach II. Shinoda’s touch can be seen in the handling of the design of the louver.
Images: deansgarage.com; Wayne Barratt - www.lotusespritturbo.com
The Ford Mach 2 was design by Larry Shinoda in 1970 as a challenger to the Chevrolet Corvette. It did not however meet production. The car was based on a De Tomaso Pantera
chassis and engine. The rear design was influneced by the 1962 Corvair Monza GT
. The Mach II project was abandonned when Ford teamed up with De Tomaso to sell the Pantera in the USA through there Lincoln-Mercury dealer network, which was cheaper than developing this car. Larry Shinoda left Ford soon after designing this car and went on to set up his own Comapny, Shinoda Design Associates.