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Image credit: Ford via Oldcarmanualproject
Image credit: Ford via Oldcarmanualproject

A common misconception is that the latest sixth-generation “global” car is the first Mustang ever marketed and sold in Europe. This is not true. For that honor belongs to the Ford T5, a Mustang by a different name thanks to a copyright conflict with German truck manufacturer Krupp. Many are thought to have been purchased by soldiers stationed in Germany, some of whom shipped their cars back to the states. Still, a T5 in the U.S. is a rare sight. 


Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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Hmm. Krupp Mustang looks at least as cool as the Ford.