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    there's this too from…)

    As Lee Iacocca's assistant general manager and chief engineer, Donald N. Frey was the head engineer for the Mustang project — supervising the development of the Mustang in a record 18 months[3][4] — while Iacocca himself championed the project as Ford Division general manager. The Ford Mustang I prototype was a two-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster, styled in part by Phil Clark. Stylist John Najjar, in a 1984 interview with David R. Crippen, archivist of the Henry Ford Museum, spoke about the genesis of the two-seat prototype:

    "We had a studio under Bob Maguire and in it were; Jim Darden, Ray Smith, plus an artist, Phil Clark, several modelers, and me. We drew up a 2-seater sports car in competition with the other studios, and when they saw ours - saw the blackboard with a full-sized layout and sketches- they said, 'That's it! Let's build it.' So we made a clay model, designed the details, and then built a fiberglass prototype." This car was simply a concept study rather than the final configuration, but it included a lot of the sporty, rakish flair the later showcar embodied"

    So yeah Frey was just credited with getting it out the door, but not the actual designer.

    Then further down you read "The 1967 model year Mustang was the first redesign of the original model. Ford's designers began drawing up a larger versions even as the original was achieving sales success, and while "Iacocca later complained about the Mustang's growth, he did oversee the 1967 redesign"

    • my buddy who lead me down this road said the design was actually a Mercury employee'salbums
    • I love the '67 too. I personally feel it was the best year for the body design.monospaced
    • 64½ for life™ My grandfather had a red one with a white ragtop that he sold to a friendalbums

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