Production of the Mustang started in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the vehicle was presented to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third earliest nameplate presently in production. Original sales forecasts predicted less than 100,000 units for the first year. This mark was exceeded in 3 months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be sold during the design 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, however several modifications were made at the traditional opening of the new design year (beginning August 1964), consisting of the addition of back-up lights on some models, the intro of alternators 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 peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design underneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made sufficient difference to require designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has sustained with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Darien IL are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more rigid 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 take on imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller sized than the very first version however, due to the additional equipment needed to satisfy new US emission and safety policies, was heavier than the first model. Performance was minimized and in the first year just 385,993 cars were offered.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Darien IL were readily available between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a third time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was truly big enough for 4 people. The trunk was bigger and so was the engine bay. The body designs available included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the 3rd generation Mustang served as an Indianapolis 500 pace car and Ford built 10,478 celebratory replicas. The third generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.