Since we talked about Ford's European future in our previous posting, how about go across the Atlantic and look at the Blue Oval's recent past and how it viewed its future in North America at the time? Enter the world of concept cars and Ford's Mustang Convertible study from the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The reason why we're bringing back automotive memories from Ford's ventures in the previous decade is because the open-top concept has been listed for sale - again, just four years after the automaker auctioned it off together with its coupe sibling at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach, all in the name of charity.
The 2003 Mustang GT Coupe and Convertible concepts brought the styling spirit of the classic Mustang back to life after several decades of decay for famed nameplate, and previewed the production models that would arrive the following year, kicking-off the muscle car craze of the 21st century.
In contrast to the production 2005 Mustang Convertible, the concept sported only two seats and a fixed roll bar behind the front passengers. It still looks good on the outside, but this author finds the interior kind of toyish.
It is a working prototype, but it's not certified to comply with any federal or state laws and does not have a VIN, so you can't jump in and drive it back home. Under the body, you'll find a shortened version of the late Thunderbird's platform as well as an unspecified engine.
As for the price, the seller, which happens to be Exoticclassics, says you have to call in for a quote. Just keep in mind that this is a one-of-a-kind and original concept, so it will be priced accordingly…