Do you know why the 1962 Ford I concept had side vents?

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Detroit 2014: The Ford I Concept, Or, Why Mustangs Have Fake Vents

PopMech‘s Andrew Del-Colle writes:  At its showstand Ford has the 1962 Ford I Concept on display. The first Ford to wear the Mustang badge and feature the galloping pony, the aluminum-bodied Ford 1 had big vents to cool the mid-mounted 1500 cc V-4. The vents aren’t needed for production Mustangs with front-mounted engines, but the design cue just stuck. We like to call that carchaeology.

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