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Running with the bulls

This Ghia-designed concept is called Corrida which is Spanish for “bullfight.” But, apart from its bright red— —ish color, a correlation between car and name isn’t readily apparent.

1976 Ford Corrida concept

Its underpinnings, however, were sourced from Spain which at least explains the language choice. While the front predates the third-generation Ford Mustang, there is a visual connection. Yet, the Corrida had nothing to do with the Mustang.

In fact, its Spanish underpinnings aren’t exotic but rather from the first generation of Ford Fiesta; a 90-inch wheelbase, supermini which had been introduced in 1976.

1976 Ford Corrida concept

That is the same year the Corrida debuted at the Turin Motor Show.

1976 Ford Corrida concept

This Corrida was not only riding on a Fiesta platform but was also powered by the Fiesta’s 58.4 cubic-inch inline four. No word on performance or weight, although this concept’s body was surprisingly made of aluminum. Same as the wheels.

1976 Ford Corrida concept

When its panels weren’t hiding the headlamps, Ford’s future look was sort of staring consumers right in the face.