A fascinating idea, this shooting-brake concept hinted at moving the Mustang to compete against cars like the VW Golf GTI. The idea of a wagon-like Mustang has been a recurring theme since the 1960s (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

A fascinating thought, this shooting-brake notion hinted at moving the Mustang to compete towards automobiles like the VW Golf GTI. The thought of a wagon-like Mustang has been a recurring theme because the 1960s (Courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

The only full-size clay model FWD Mustang concept, the styling here was quite contemporary and sleek, although not particularly exciting. In keeping with what many Mustang fans would call a wrong-wheel drive layout, the grille pony is running to the right, the opposite of every production Mustang (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

The only complete-dimension clay model FWD Mustang notion, the styling right here was very modern and sleek, even though not notably thrilling. In maintaining with what numerous Mustang followers would contact a incorrect-wheel drive layout, the grille pony is working to the correct, the opposite of each and every manufacturing Mustang (Courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

Boasting a tail from the 1970 Fastback, a huge front splitter and deep rear diffuser with rounded styling elsewhere, this looks more Matchbox dream than production reality on this 1994 Mustang concept sketch (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

Boasting a tail from the 1970 Fastback, a massive front splitter and deep rear diffuser with rounded styling elsewhere, this seems to be much more Matchbox dream than manufacturing actuality on this 1994 Mustang notion sketch (Picture courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

One of the more attractive CT-20 based concepts, this 1994 Mustang concept sketch is very in-line with the popular aerodynamic cab-forward look of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

One particular of the much more appealing CT-twenty primarily based ideas, this 1994 Mustang notion sketch is quite in-line with the well-liked aerodynamic cab-forward search of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s (Picture courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

Here we see the first winks of styling that would end up in production for the 1994 Mustang. The overset belt-line connecting with the headlamps and the shape of the taillamps are very familiar (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

Right here we see the initial winks of styling that would finish up in manufacturing for the 1994 Mustang. The overset belt-line connecting with the headlamps and the form of the taillamps are quite acquainted (Courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

Full-width taillamps were made popular with the first-generation Taurus and Sable, so it made sense to try them out with the Mustang. This didn’t pan out. The sloping rear deck on the right side of this two-sided clay model for the 1994 Mustang is similar to the Thunderbird of the same period (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

Total-width taillamps have been manufactured well-liked with the initial-generation Taurus and Sable, so it manufactured sense to try out them out with the Mustang. This did not pan out. The sloping rear deck on the correct side of this two-sided clay model for the 1994 Mustang is equivalent to the Thunderbird of the identical time period (Picture courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

This alternative proposal dubbed, “Rambo,” was deemed too extreme for production. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

This different proposal dubbed, “Rambo,” was deemed as well intense for manufacturing. (Courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

The fastback layout of the 1994 Mustang proposal named Rambo meant the car would likely have been a liftback, which was actually abandoned in production for the first time since the 1974 Mustang II (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

The fastback layout of the 1994 Mustang proposal named Rambo meant the auto would very likely have been a liftback, which was truly abandoned in manufacturing for the initial time because the 1974 Mustang II (Courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

This was a 1994 Mustang theme car designed for use in marketing research clinics. It featured the basic proportions and styling elements for the Mustang in a very restrained execution (Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

This was a 1994 Mustang theme auto created for use in marketing and advertising study clinics. It featured the fundamental proportions and styling factors for the Mustang in a quite restrained execution (Courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

This convertible version of a 1994 Mustang theme had a hard cover over the folded top and a bold red interior. You can also see the dual cockpit intake was very far along in development at this point. This is one of the first concepts to feature tri-bar taillamps, in this case in the traditional vertical arrangement (Image courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

This convertible model of a 1994 Mustang theme had a challenging cover more than the folded best and a daring red interior. You can also see the dual cockpit consumption was quite far along in growth at this level. This is 1 of the initial ideas to characteristic tri-bar taillamps, in this situation in the classic vertical arrangement (Picture courtesy of Ford Motor Firm)

This post, written by David P. Castro, was initially published on ClassicCars.com, an editorial spouse of Motor Authority.