The story of a classic car that’s still relevant today
A little more than three decades after the Ford Mustang became the symbol of American automotive innovation, a museum dedicated to its legacy has unveiled a new car in its place.
In the video above, which was made by an employee at the Detroit Museum of Automotive, we see the Ford Explorer on display in its classic car mode.
It is, in fact, a brand-new model, and the car’s creator says the museum is still in the early stages of designing it.
The new Ford Explorer, with a “Grand Cherokee” moniker, is expected to go on public display at the museum on May 6.
In addition to its styling, the vehicle’s new exterior is a result of a partnership between Ford and Chevrolet.
The original Ford Explorer was created in 1959 by Ford Motor Company’s automotive division, and it was a direct precursor to the modern Ford Mustang.
The Explorer was a sleek, mid-engined four-door, with an aluminum body, a four-wheel-drive system, and a four wheel-mounted rear spoiler.
Its distinctive grille and black nosecone also made the vehicle distinctive.
The vehicle’s iconic rear spoiler was also used for the 1965 Ford GT40, which became a hot-selling car in the 1970s.
Its popularity led to the creation of two more vehicles in the Explorer’s time: the “Grand Touring” sedan, which used the same four-cylinder engine but a six-speed automatic transmission and was also sold with an all-wheel drive system, as well as the “Glorious” SUV, which sported a V6 engine and four-row suspension and featured a four door, front-engine, rear-wheel, and two-seater configuration.
In a world where modern cars are all the rage, there are many people who believe that Ford’s original Explorer is the best-selling, most iconic car of all time.
In the years following the car went into production, the brand’s reputation for engineering excellence has remained strong, and Ford has continued to sell millions of Explorer cars.
The brand is a staple in America’s automobile culture, and one that’s not going anywhere.