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1980 Ford Navarre concept

Navarre

Although this sporty-looking two-door looks more like a Mustang/Fairmont Futura mash-up, and was possibly meant as a harbinger of things that would come on the Fox platform, its foundation was actually a Granada.

1980 Ford Navarre concept

The five-seater’s construction and design were by Ghia, the Italian coachbuilder which may be why it included small niceties like leather luggage straps on the trunk lid. And how about the curvature on that rear window?

1980 Ford Navarre concept

Though the Navarre had a trio of forward lamps on each side, just the two innermost units were actual headlights. Making sure not to stray too far from American tastes, Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 was installed under the hood.