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A Brief History Of The Ford Mustang

A Brief Hstory of the Mustang Since its birth, the Ford Mustang has been an American Classic. The first pony car and frequent movie star, the Mustang is an icon of American cool. Originally built for the baby boomers coming of age in the 60s and 70s, it has remained a staple, growing in popularity and cementing its place in history. WHOO! On April 17, 1964, the Ford Mustang was shown in the Ford Pavilion at the World's Fair in New York. It went on sale the same day at Ford dealers. It was dubbed The 1964 2.' It was available in two models: a coupe and a convertible., The very first Mustang to roll off of the assembly line was accidentally sold. The iconic galloping horse logo was originally designed by Phil Clark. It was priced at $2,368. It was mistakenly sold to lucky airline pilot, Captain Stanley Tucker. The pony faced left because Clark was right handed, so the orientation was natural. In order to reduce production costs, the first Mustangs shared auto parts with other Ford models, particularly the Ford Falcon. The Mustang I Prototype was largely designed, on paper at least, by John Najjar, who supposedly named it after the P-51 Mustang airplane, not the horse. Mustangs were advertised as the "car to be designed by you." Lee lacocca, eventual president of Ford, has stated that it was named for the horse, not an airplane. With a variety of exteriors, interiors, and drivetrain options, the Mustang was very customizable. The Ford Mustang was the first American pony car -a car with a short trunk and long hood. The 1971 Mustangs were the biggest built. A foot longer and 600 pounds heavier than the originals. In 1965, Ford introduced the 2+2 fastback body. That year, Mustang sold: 77,079 2+2 fastbacks 409,260 coups L 73,112 convertibles Even Ford was surprised by the success of the Mustang. C The Mustang II (1974-1982) was completely redesigned, once again making the vehicles shorter and lighter. Bullitt (1968) is an American thriller staring SteveMc- Queen, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Vaughn. STEVE Mc 0UEEN BULLITT TATH It features a famous Mustang car chase scene through the hilly streets of San Francisco, which is much loved by Mustang enthusiasts. In 2008, the 9 millionth Mustang was built. Since Bullitt, the Mustang has been featured in more than 500 films. It was a GT convertible and sold to a farmer from lowa. 255-cubic inch 170-cubic inch six- cylinder engine with a 3-speed floor shift 2.3L four-cylinder engine with 105 hp featuring twin-plug and V-8 engine with 119 hp. This was supposed distributor-less to be a more sporty ignition. transmission. Optional 260-cubic inch V-8 engine and economical engine, but Mus- tang fans felt it was underpowered. 4.6L 3-valve V-8 engine with 300 hp. 4-speed manual transmission 3rd version of SVT Cobra: 5.4L DOHC V-8 engine with 385 hp, with 6-speed 4.0L SOHC V-6 engine with 210 hp. 351-cubic 3-speed automatic inch engine. ("Cruise-O-matic") manual transmission. 1964%: 1970 1980 1990 & 1991 2000 2005 1967 1975 1985 1996 2010 428-cubic inch V-8 with 355 hp. 302-cubic inch 4.94L engine V-8 with 130 hp, only 5.0L high output HO) engine, capable of 210 hp with manual transmission. 4.6L V-8 engine replaced the long-used 5.0L V-8. 4.6L V-8 GT with 315 hp and 325 lbs.-ft of torque available in automatic (called the 5.0). Cobra version: 4.6L dual-overhead cam (DOHC) aluminum V-8 with 305 hp. Carroll Shelby approached Lee Iacocca in 1964. Shelby was interested in creating high performance Mustangs. Iacocca liked the idea. - Shelby created the Fastback 2x2 Mustang. - It had a K-code 289 cid V-8 engine with 306 hp. - Revealed to the public January 27, 1965. - Ford dubbed the car "Shelby GT350 Street." In 2005, the fifth generation Mustang got a significant makeover. - Ford released the D2C Mustang platform. - Ford returned to classic Mustang styling, with C-scoop sides, 6-inch longer wheelbase, and 3-element tail lights. - 4.0L SOHC V-6 engine with 210 hp. - The GT model had a 4.6L 3-valve V-8 engine with 300 hp. Total 2005 Mustangs produced: 160,412 Generation 5 (05-present): 138,245 Generation 1 (64-73): 286,489 V-6: GT: 60.792 99,620 Average Yearly Sales, by Mustang Generation Generation 4 Automatic: 110,449 Manual: 49,963 ('94-04): 144,399 Coupe: 118,286 Convertible: 42,126 Generation 3 (79-93): 151,836 Generation 2 (74-78): 203,367 Design & Illustration by Ricky Linn Sources: Camaro_(fifth_generation)#2010 28May 2009 - May_2010.29 facts_1994_2010.php lannia ford html

A Brief History Of The Ford Mustang

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The Ford Mustang conjures up images of cool guys with their tops down at the beach. The Mustang was an instant symbol of the American dream. It was created for Baby Boomers back in the 1960s but its p...


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