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1972/73 Ford Ghia Wolf Concept Cars

Ford Ghia Wolf concept vehicle

The Wolf was a Pre-Fiesta prototype produced in 1972 by Ghia and designed by Tom Tjaarda, a renowned American car designer of Dutch heritage. Both a coupe and station wagon version of the car were developed in Turin as part of Ford's feasibility study into a small B class car, with the coupe in particular having a strong influence on the Mk1 Fiestas final design. The follow up station wagon version (early 1973) bears a strong resemblance to what we now recognise as the Volkswagon Polo 'Breadvan'.

Tjaarda's design career has spanned over 50 years and his creativity has helped to define many vehicles including Chryslers, Fiats, Lancias and Chevrolets, now in retirement, his later projects included the Shelby Series 2 and the interior for the Lamborghini Diablo.

UPDATE: We are sad to report that Tom Tjaarda passed away in June 2017 at the age of 82.

Ghia Wolf Image Gallery

Photos of the Wolf concept vehicles. If you can contribute any more images to this gallery then we would be delighted to hear from you, email info@projectbobcat.com to get in touch.

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