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Ford Isn't Happy With This Coachbuilder And Its Weird Mustang Creation

After a Polish coachbuilder KHM appeared to suggest its Warszawa M20 GT had approval from Ford, the Blue Oval responded strongly...

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It’s not easy to spot on first glance, but the car you’re looking at here is indeed a Ford Mustang. It’s been given a questionable makeover - which includes the addition of Mercedes-AMG GT rear lights, bizarrely- by a Polish coachbuilder called KHM Motor.

It’s called the Warszawa M20 GT, named after the FSO Warszawa M20, which also seems to be used as a styling reference. But what’s more interesting than the car itself is Ford’s response to it.

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Or more specifically, claims from the KHM which appeared to suggest Ford had given the project some kind of approval. The former firm’s website previously noted that some elements of the car would be delivered directly by Ford itself, even using the famous Blue Oval logo on the page.

The reality, however, is a little different. In a statement to Auto Galeria (translated from Polish), Ford said:

“In connection with the information appearing in the media on the alleged cooperation between KHM Motor Poland and Ford of Europe in the implementation of the Warsaw M20 GT project, we would like to inform you that no contract has been signed regarding any Ford cooperation with the said company. The use of the Ford logotype on the KHM Motor Poland website with information on such cooperation is groundless and unlawful.”

KHM's creation next to the original Warszawa M20
KHM's creation next to the original Warszawa M20

Perhaps unsurprisingly, KHM has now updated its website, removing all of the offending parts and adding the following statement (also translated from Polish):

“We regret the improper placement on our website without your consent - the trademark Ford. Our intention was not to commercially benefit from the value of your mark, nor to use in any way to obtain material benefits from its placement.

“The Ford mark was used for respect of the brand, whose parts were used for the Warszawa M20 GT car prototype. We used parts made for Ford for CONSOLE obtained from Peter Sauer & Sohn KG Dieburg by letter of November 18, 2018.

“At the same time, we would like to inform you that we do not have and did not have a CONTRACT OF COOPERATION with FORD Concern (no representation thereof), and the information about this content has come to light due to the lack of a precise message from our side. I am asking for apologies and explanations.”