1968 Ford Fiera
Ford Fiera, 1968 - Press Release
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Ford Fiera is a modified version of the 1968 Ford XL Fastback.
The one-of-a-kind Ford Division show car features youthful GT-oriented
design and custom interior trim. The deeply recessed grille features
auxiliary driving lamps; headlamps and parking lamps are hidden. Wheels
are cast aluminum in a new trident design. Twin air intakes, located
ahead of the rear wheels, provide additional brake cooling. From the
rear, the Fiera is distinguished by a full-width band of bright accent
lines and recessed taillamps. Fiera was created at the Ford Design Center in Dearborn, Mich.
From the News Bureau
FORD DIVISION of Ford Motor Company
The 1968 XL-based Fiera featured several styling modifications. Among these were a lowered roofline which altered the angles of the front and rear windshields resulting in a very sleek looking car. The mostly stock-looking grille was deeply recessed and had auxiliary rectangular driving lights positioned on either side of the stock grille divider. Under the louvered hood was a 428. Vent windows, side moldings, front side marker lamps, and rear side reflectors were deleted. Racing-style outside mirrors replaced the stock units. The rear wheel openings were enlarged a bit and a pair of brake cooling vents was installed just ahead of the rear wheels. Wide-oval white wall tires were fitted to a set of custom wheels. A wide trunk molding extended to the taillights; the extensions replaced the stock back-up lamp assemblies.