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Never made it into production

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  1. Action

    Action Moderator Staff Member Respected Member

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    The 1972 Ford Carousel (a mini-van before 1983)

    While at Ford, Lee Iacocca, along with designer Dick Nesbitt and Director of Product Planning Hal Sperlich, worked to create what they viewed as a “Garagble Family Van.” According to Nesbitt, “The significance of the Carousel proposal was that it offered a dramatically improved alternative to the typical interior-space-restricted station wagons of the 1970s.” Unfortunately, it seems that the Ford Carousel was yet another casualty of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, its development ceasing after the production of a drivable, fabricated metal prototype.

    Notice the wheel covers. Those DID make production on LTD.

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    pkevins Active Member Respected Member

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    Interesting... OTOH, one could say that it did make it into production, ableit at Chrylser following Iacocca's recruiting of Hal Sperlich.
    http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/honoree/hal-sperlich/
    Kevin
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    Action Moderator Staff Member Respected Member

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    True. Just not under the Blue Oval moniker.

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    I sure miss the station wagon.
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    Action Moderator Staff Member Respected Member

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    There are station wagons out there. Rather expensive to restore.

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