Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the car was introduced to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New york city World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third oldest nameplate presently in production. Original sales projections forecasted less than 100,000 systems for the first year. This mark was exceeded in 3 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 these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, but a number of 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 designs, the intro of alternators to change 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 included some uncommon peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo underneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made enough difference to warrant designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has endured with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Watonga OK 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 Big 3 were needing to take on imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller than the very first variation but, due to the added equipment needed to meet new US emission and security regulations, was much heavier than the first design. Performance was minimized and in the very first year just 385,993 cars were offered.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Watonga OK were available in 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 larger Fox platform and the interior was actually big enough for four people. The trunk was larger and so was the engine bay. The body styles available consisted of 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 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.