The 1966 Mustang Shooting break was so cool that Ford tried again ten years later. Ford decided to play around with the idea of another Mustang wagon. This time, they based it on the Mustang II platform, equipping it with a roof rack and woodgrain inserts on the sides. In those days, Chevrolet offered the Vega three-door station wagon for sale, so Ford wanted to compete in that market segment, too.
The Mustang station wagon with woodgrain in the typical ’70s fashion would have killed any sporty characteristics of the concept. In fact, the Mustang II a’most destroyed the car’s reputation from the ’60s, so the wagon version would have killed it forever.