Production of the Mustang started in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the car was presented to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New york city World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third earliest nameplate currently in production. Initial sales projections projected less than 100,000 systems for the first year. This mark was exceeded in three months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be offered during the model year (a record), and in its very first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were developed.
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All these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, but a number of changes were made at the standard opening of the new model year (beginning August 1964), consisting of the addition of back-up lights on some designs, the intro of generators to replace generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu into 289 cu in. In the case of at least some six-cylinder Mustangs fitted with the 101 hp 170 cu in Falcon engine, the rush into production included some unusual quirks, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design beneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These qualities made enough difference to necessitate classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has withstood with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Clearwater Beach FL are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more stringent pollution laws and the desire for fuel-efficiency. This was also the very first time in vehicle history that the Huge 3 were needing to compete with imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller than the first variation however, due to the added equipment required to satisfy new United States emission and safety regulations, was much heavier than the first design. Performance was lowered and in the first year just 385,993 cars were sold.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Clearwater Beach FL were available between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was revamped a 3rd time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was truly big enough for 4 people. The trunk was larger therefore was the engine bay. The body styles offered consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the 3rd generation Mustang functioned as an Indianapolis 500 pace car and Ford built 10,478 commemorative replicas. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.