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1981 Ford Cockpit by Ghia

The Cockpit was one of Ford Motor Company’s concept cars of the late 1980s and 1990s – is projected to achieve fuel economy better than 75 miles per gallon in city driving. The three-wheeled car, which seats two persons in tandem, was so named because it resembles the Cockpit of a fighter plane. The hinged canopy lifts hydraulically. The car is powered by a 12-horsepower, 200cc, single-cylinder engine mounted inside the rear wheel. It is 119 inches long, 56 inches wide, 48 inches high, and weighs 770 pounds – about one-third the weight of today’s Ford Escort. The Cockpit is a featured attraction in Ford Division’s 1982 auto show exhibit. It was presented at the 1981 Geneva Motor Show.

Source: Ford Division, Public Relations Department

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