The Most Beautiful Ford in the World: 1967-68 Ford OSI 20m TS

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While our American parents were smoking dope in the back of their Mustangs and blasting the Beach Boys, our hipper, richer European parents were blasting the Beach Boys and smoking dope in the backs of these Italian-bodied hotties. OSI, located in Turin, was an Italian Design firm that bent metal for companies such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Innocenti. The man who designed the Type III Karmann Ghia, Sergio Sartorelli, penned this triple-sexy American-Italian hybrid. Only around 2000 were produced. Please don't bother looking up specs or performance numbers, as they are depressing (e.g., 0-100 km/h — 62 mph — in 14 seconds). Instead, just make the jump and drool.

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In case you were wondering, no, the OSI 20m TS is not a re-bodied Mustang. It is a rebodied Taunus. OSI did have a crack at Lido's pony car, however, with mixed results (see the white car below). And you thought Fabrizio's LA Auto Show concept was a first.

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[Officine Stampaggi Industriali]

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I registered just to say that I saw one of these for the first time while in Tokyo. I was looking out the window while at a restaurant, when I was like "whuthafuk?" The car was beautiful, silver with a classic look like no other. I immediately googled the car when I got back home and this site is what popped up. For what it lacks in performance, it makes up for in style and grace. Some may look down on it because of the 0-60 times, but this is not a car you drive fast in. If I could get my hands on one, I would buy it in a heartbeat....