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Ford is set to include a third roofing option for 2009 Mustangs--a factory-installed glass roof. Ford says the $1,995 glass-roof option is a cheaper alternative to the Mustang convertible.

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let the sunshine in,nice.it reminds me of a 911 carrera targa,except LESS expensive and didn't this come on the orginal sn195 concept?
 

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This isnt new. The glassroof has been available aftermarket since 2005. Ford prolly just bought some the rights from Classic Design Concepts:

http://www.classicdesignconcepts.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=116

Its not heavy at all, the difference in weight isnt anything to cry about. Hell I would love to see it available on the 5th gen (at least aftermarket). I sat in a friends glassback before, its nice.
 

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This isnt new. The glassroof has been available aftermarket since 2005. Ford prolly just bought some the rights from Classic Design Concepts:

http://www.classicdesignconcepts.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=116

Its not heavy at all, the difference in weight isnt anything to cry about. Hell I would love to see it available on the 5th gen (at least aftermarket). I sat in a friends glassback before, its nice.
I did read they were partnering with a company that as been doing conversions.

and Luwinki I am sure that is what the optional sunshade is for;)
 

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I wonder how much weight that will add.
And for performance, it's always a good idea to add weight to the very top of the car. Maybe the C6 Z06 should switch from Carbon Fiber to lead instead...
 

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that would suck without the shade though. Even with my sunroof on my CTS I close the shade sometimes when I am getting blinded by the sun.
 

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Its extremely tinted and block a lot. My friend had a black leather interior and its not much worst than my car. I doubt a night that one could see the stars on a clear night through it though.
 

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If it's the Wabasto product, which I believe it is, there should be a sunshade included. Too bad there's no way to open that roof - even a small amount.
I honestly don't understand the option, as the only benefits I see are that it looks cool (from the outside), and it's always nice to look up and see the sky - when you're not driving!!
Negatives are more numerous - added cost, perhaps a little extra weight, potential for leakage and a warmer interior which might cause the A/C to have to work a little harder. I wonder what percentage of the time the sunshade would be pulled over the interior because it would make it warmer?
Ford sold a vehicle from 1954 - 1956 called the Ford Crown Victoria, which was a 2-dr with a see-through plexiglas panel over the front seat and a bright metal roof band... this is a '56.


... and this was the '55...



From howstuffworks.com said:
The rest of the '54 story was basically 1953 save a larger, 223-cid overhead-valve six with 115 bhp. There was also a novel new hardtop called Skyliner, a Crestline Victoria with a transparent, green-tint Plexiglas roof insert over the front seat. This concept, suggested by Buehrig and realized by interior styling director L. David Ash, is a forerunner of today's moonroof. But it cast a strange light on the interior, and heat buildup was a major problem. That and a price identical with the Sunliner convertible's -- $2164 -- held '54 Skyliner sales to 13,344. Only the Country Squire and Mainline business coupe fared worse.

Skyliner was also ousted for '55, but Ford had another idea. This was the Fairlane Crown Victoria, a hardtop-style two-door sedan with a bright metal roof band wrapped up and over from steeply angled B-posts. The "tiara" looked like a roll bar, but added no structural strength; a Plexiglas insert rode ahead of it, as on Skyliner. A full steel-roof model was also offered for $70 less than the "bubble-topper"; predictably, it sold much better: 33,000-plus to just 1999. The totals were 9209 and just 603 for '56, after which the Crown Vic was dumped.
Obviously not a success in terms of sales... and as a result they are a bit of a collector's car today.

Best regardSS,

Elie
 
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