Radical! Widebody 1971 Ford Mustang
A Canadian ’Stang-head has embarked on an ambitious project worthy of our attention. It seems Angelo Vilardo’s love of the 1971-1973 “flatback” body style has always been tempered by the thought that its rear haunches needed more curvaceous contours—both for appearance purposes and to accommodate fatter rear rubber. Now that he mentions it, those rear quarters are kind of slab-like. Finding no available aftermarket widebody solutions for this generation of Mustang, Angelo decided to create his own, while also conjuring up some other body mods for the nose and tail.
We’re sufficiently intrigued by Angelo’s scheme and handiwork to date that we’ve decided to do a full feature on his Mustang once completed later this year. In the meantime, he’s sent us a few snapshots of this ongoing project that should result in one of the lower, wider 1971s to ever roam the streets of Toronto—or anywhere else, for that matter.