Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the car was presented to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third oldest nameplate presently in production. Initial sales projections projected less than 100,000 systems for the first year. This mark was exceeded in 3 months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be sold throughout the model year (a record), and in its first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were developed.
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All these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, however several modifications were made at the conventional opening of the new model year (start August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some designs, the introduction of alternators to change generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu into 289 cu in. When it comes to at least some six-cylinder Mustangs fitted with the 101 hp 170 cu in Falcon engine, the rush into production included some unusual peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design beneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made enough difference to require designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has endured with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Hazard KY 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 first time in automobile history that the Big 3 were needing to take on imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller than the first version however, due to the added devices required to satisfy new US emission and security policies, was much heavier than the first design. Performance was lowered and in the first year just 385,993 cars were sold.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Hazard KY were readily available in between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was upgraded a 3rd time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was really huge enough for four people. The trunk was larger and so was the engine bay. The body styles available consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang acted as an Indianapolis 500 speed car and Ford built 10,478 celebratory replicas. The third generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.