Ford Product Development Center
16 June 2002
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GHIA MINI MAX CONCEPT
Silver with red velour interior
Mini Max is a Ghia platform concept for a two-door sport wagon with a commodious rear compartment and an immense nearly vertical glass rear hatch. Attractively styled with a sloped nose that leads directly into the windshield and covered headlights, the Ghia Mini Max concept is undoubtedly aerodynamically efficient while at the same time accommodating a large internal volume within a small footprint.
Ghia Mini Max appears to have been constructed in fiberglass. Only the driver's door is functional. There is a full interior upholstered in red velour with grey carpet and trim. A single spoke steering wheel is fitted and a formed clear plastic dummy panel is mounted to the steering column. 12" cast alloy wheels are fitted with 155SR-12 tires. Glazing is plexiglass and the side windows are fastened to the frames with exposed screws.
Ghia Mini Max has two comfortable and reasonably bolstered bucket-style front seats. Bench-style rear seating is provided and it is likely the rear seat back folds for access to, and expansion of, the cargo area.
The date of Ghia Mini Max's creation is not known at the time of cataloguing, however its livery and aerodynamic cues suggest it may have been during the period when Ghia was creating the highly aerodynamic Probe series.
Its condition has suffered the ravages of time. The operating driver's door drops noticeably. The paint and interior are in only fair condition. Some of the condition issues will be addressed prior to the sale.
Nonetheless Ghia Mini Max is another design concept of interest; perhaps it could be used as a schoolroom educational tool for the potential young designers of tomorrow to explore?
potential young designers of tomorrow to explore?
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