Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the automobile was introduced to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s 3rd earliest nameplate currently in production. Original sales projections projected less than 100,000 units for the first year. This mark was surpassed in three months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be sold throughout the design year (a record), and in its very first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built.
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All these were VIN-identified as 1965 models, but numerous changes were made at the traditional opening of the brand-new design year (beginning August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some designs, the introduction of generators to replace generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu in to 289 cu in. In the case of a minimum of some six-cylinder Mustangs fitted with the 101 hp 170 cu in Falcon engine, the rush into production consisted of some unusual quirks, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design underneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made enough difference to call for classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has withstood with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Ecorse MI are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more rigid contamination laws and the desire for fuel-efficiency. This was also the very first time in vehicle history that the Big 3 were needing to take on imports. The new Mustang II was smaller than the first variation however, due to the extra equipment required to meet new US emission and safety policies, was heavier than the first design. Efficiency was minimized and in the first year only 385,993 cars were sold.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Ecorse MI were readily available in between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was revamped a third time. This time it was based on the larger Fox platform and the interior was truly big enough for four people. The trunk was larger therefore was the engine bay. The body designs readily available included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang acted as an Indianapolis 500 rate vehicle and Ford constructed 10,478 commemorative reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.