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 3rd earliest nameplate presently in production. Initial sales projections predicted less than 100,000 systems for the very first year. This mark was gone beyond 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 developed.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 models, but a number of modifications were made at the conventional opening of the brand-new design year (beginning August 1964), including 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 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 below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These qualities made sufficient difference to warrant classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has sustained with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Newman Lake WA are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more stringent pollution laws and the desire for fuel-efficiency. This was also the first time in automotive history that the Big 3 were needing to compete with imports. The new Mustang II was smaller sized than the very first variation but, due to the added equipment needed to meet new US emission and security policies, was much heavier than the very first model. Performance was reduced and in the first year only 385,993 cars were sold.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Newman Lake WA were 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 truly big enough for 4 people. The trunk was bigger and so was the engine bay. The body styles readily available consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the 3rd generation Mustang acted as an Indianapolis 500 pace vehicle and Ford constructed 10,478 celebratory replicas. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.