Ford Action by Ghia

It's Friday, and that means it's time to let our hair down and get ready for the weekend. 

What better way to do that than to examine a Filippo Sapino-designed wedge conceived and built under Ford's reign at Ghia?

Sapino is likely best known for one of his last works, the 1983 Ford Barchetta concept, a car that would foreshadow the Fiat Barchetta, Mazda MX-5 Miata, BMW Z3, and others. Five years earlier, however, he penned this mid-engined beast of a car with a then-fashionable wedge-shaped fibreglass body. 

There's not much information on the Action online, but one thing's for sure: there aren't many supercars with enclosed rear wheels. 

Unlike the SSZ Stradale (and Competizione) featured yesterday, the Action isn't much of a runner. In fact, it'd be downright scary with a period Ford Escort chassis…powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 engine. At least its bodywork would have aided roadholding with its low-drag and zero lift shape and adjustable rear spoiler…but sadly, that's just about all the information I've been able to gather on the Action.

A show-stopping concept in its day, but obscure and a bit silly-looking today.