And yet if you're lucky enough, you might run into this at a car show — a 1964 Mustang known as "Shorty" with two fewer seats, 16 fewer inches between its wheels and a long history.
That didn't keep one of its suppliers, Dearborn Steel Tubing, from commissioning a shortened Mustang from designer Vince Gardner, who modified much of the Mustang's look with fiberglass panels to fit an experimental Ford chassis.
Under the hood, DST also managed to place 260 V-8 that had been enlarged to 302 cubic inches with twin carbs — giving the Shorty a punch ahead of its time. After displaying the car at several shows in 1964, Ford was planning to crush the Shorty, but Gardner hid it in a warehouse, and Ford reported it stolen.
The Mustang was only found after the warehouse's owner uncovered it and turned it back to the insurance company which had paid Ford's claim.
It's an intriguing idea of what the Mustang could have been — or, maybe for the two-seat enthusiast, what it still might be one day.