The second generation of the Ford Mustang debuted in 1974, but Ford started developing it as early as 1971. As most car enthusiasts know, the Mustang II was much smaller, slower and no longer a muscle car by any means. However, the degradation of the model was not a bad move since annual sales were high. In fact, the Mustang II helped the car survive the problematic ’70s.
During the process, Ford toyed with many interesting ideas. One of which was a small sports car with a wedge design and hidden headlights. Despite the fact it looked cool, Ford decided to go with the more conservative design for the Mustang II.