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 earliest nameplate presently in production. Original sales projections forecasted less than 100,000 units for the very first year. This mark was surpassed in three months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be offered throughout the design year (a record), and in its very first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were developed.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, however several modifications were made at the traditional opening of the new model year (beginning August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some models, the introduction of alternators to replace generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu in to 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 consisted of some unusual peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo underneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made enough distinction to call for designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has endured with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Burbank CA 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 automobile history that the Huge 3 were having to compete with imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller than the first version however, due to the added equipment needed to fulfill new United States emission and security regulations, was heavier than the first design. Performance was lowered and in the first year only 385,993 cars were offered.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Burbank CA were offered in between 1974 and 1978 and offered in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a third time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was really large enough for four people. The trunk was larger and so was the engine bay. The body designs readily available consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the 3rd generation Mustang worked as an Indianapolis 500 pace vehicle and Ford built 10,478 celebratory reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.