Ford examined the car and decided not to build it, partly because it already had several in-house proposals for a Mustang wagon on its drawing board. Cumberford then talked to smaller companies, including the entrepreneurs who purchased the Avanti’s tooling from Studebaker and car importer Franklin D. Roosevelt Junior. Still, no one had the skills or the money to see the project through.
Cumberford put thousands of miles on the wagon before selling it to a dentist in Portland, Oregon. “It was the best handling Mustang I’ve driven from the first generation,” he told us, explaining the extra glass and sheet metal added weight over the rear end. Its whereabouts are unknown as of 2019.