Production of the Mustang started in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the vehicle was presented to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s 3rd earliest nameplate currently in production. Initial sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 systems for the first year. This mark was exceeded in three months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be sold during the model year (a record), and in its first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 models, but several changes were made at the conventional opening of the new design year (start August 1964), consisting of the addition of back-up lights on some models, the introduction of generators to replace generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu in to 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 consisted of some uncommon quirks, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design beneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made sufficient difference to warrant classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has actually endured with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Mishicot WI are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more strict pollution laws and the desire for fuel-efficiency. This was also the very first time in vehicle history that the Huge 3 were having to take on imports. The new Mustang II was smaller sized than the first variation however, due to the added equipment required to satisfy new United States emission and security policies, was heavier than the first model. Performance was reduced and in the first year only 385,993 cars were offered.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Mishicot WI were offered in between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a 3rd time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was actually large enough for four individuals. The trunk was larger and so was the engine bay. The body designs available consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang served as an Indianapolis 500 speed car and Ford constructed 10,478 commemorative reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.