Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the automobile 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 projections predicted less than 100,000 units for the first year. This mark was gone beyond in 3 months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be sold during the model year (a record), and in its very first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 models, however a number of changes were made at the standard opening of the new design year (start August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some models, the intro 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 peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These attributes made adequate difference to call for classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has actually endured with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Springhill LA 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 vehicle history that the Huge 3 were needing to take on imports. The new Mustang II was smaller than the first version but, due to the extra devices required to satisfy new United States emission and security regulations, was much heavier than the first model. Performance was minimized and in the first year only 385,993 cars were sold.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Springhill LA were readily available between 1974 and 1978 and available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was upgraded a third time. This time it was based on the bigger Fox platform and the interior was truly large enough for four people. The trunk was bigger 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 served as an Indianapolis 500 speed vehicle and Ford constructed 10,478 commemorative replicas. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.