Mustang History and Info
The Ford Mustang has past a major milestone of fourty years! April 17, 1964 is
when the first classic 1964 1/2 came out into the public and heads have been
turning since. Check out a chronology of events:
"417" is one of those magic numbers for the Mustang. By 04/17/65 (1 year after debut) over
417,000 Mustangs were sold! That's incredible. The right car, for the right
time - perfect timing. The Mustang grew in size and power in its first 8 years,
then in 1974 the mustang as we knew and loved it ended. As other car manufacturers
did, Ford introduced more fuel efficient models with very little horse power.
At least they give it a different name.
And thus, the "Mustang II" was introduced and the end of the muscle car era was
A come back was made in the 80's with power
and performance although the styling was not "timeless" as before. Many base models
were just down right ugly. As time past, the GT models began to look very good
and enthusiasts began to mod the 5.0 (302 cid) and produce some fast cars.
The mid 90's Mustangs brought together good looks (even on most base models)
and with the new 4.6L V8, they were fun to drive even without major mods.
Today's smaller Mustangs look good and perform. They are
very popular sellers again, but many still believe the classic Mustang of the
60's and early 70's can never be duplicated ...
... or maybe they can be duplicated? The new redesigned 2005 Mustang has a
very similar look of the old classics bringing back the fastback. Way to go
Ford! Check out the link to the left and see some the pics of the new 2005
models. The looks (or close to) of the '65 fastback with the feel and comforts
of a new car. If Ford prices these cars right I believe they will be a good
seller. Although I do like the looks of the 2004 Mach1 and especially the Roush
360R. Just need to find an extra 50k ...