Thursday, February 27, 2014

1973 Chicago Auto Show Ford Explorer concept... cool! Just ripping off the far more popular Deora concept van



in the foreground of the 1973 Ford Truck exhibit on the lower level of McCormick Place, a radically different recreational pickup is displayed on a raised circular platform. This was the Ford Explorer SUV, a futuristic sport-utility concept with a midship mounted high-performance 429 cubic inch V-8. The louvers placed behind the doors vented the engine compartment.

 The scene is from the 65th annual Chicago Auto Show, held February 24 - March 4, 1973.

http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/concepts/vehicle/1973/ford/explorer-suv/#1973

1 comment:

  1. I don't know, but I wish they did.

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