Anyway, in the meantime Ford had to come up with an answer to the Corvair. Enter the Mustang , introduced in 1964 as a 1965 model.
Note the air intakes just ahead of the rear wheel arches? Think that was just a styling cue? No way - they were air intakes for the rear engine. However, contoversy over the Corvair's rear engine layout made the guys at Ford rethink the concept and hastily moved the engine to the front. The design of the body was too far advanced to change the details and the air intakes just became faux ones, later deleted and now back on the latest models. Fact or fiction?