In February 1970, Ford kicked off a new decade at the Chicago Auto Show with a wild-looking Mustang concept car that previewed some of the design direction for the upcoming 1971 models. The exceptionally low-slung, two-seat Mustang Milano took inspiration from the grand touring cars that regularly prowled the roads around the northern Italian city that gave the car its name.
This two-seater Mustang had taillamps that would turn green if the car was accelerating, amber if coasting, and red if braking. Painted ultra-violet, the car also sported a Shelby-like hood with many scoops. The rear hatch and doors could both be opened electrically.
While some elements of this concept appeared later that year on production Mustangs, the Milano also influenced other Ford cars, like the Australian-market 1974 Falcon XB coupe Americans might recognize as the car driven by the title character in the first two Mad Max films.