Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the vehicle was introduced to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third oldest nameplate presently in production. Original sales forecasts predicted less than 100,000 systems for the first year. This mark was surpassed in 3 months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be offered during the model 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 models, however numerous modifications were made at the traditional opening of the new design year (start 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 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 unusual quirks, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These attributes made sufficient difference to warrant designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has actually endured with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Cuba NY 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 automotive history that the Huge 3 were having to compete with imports. The new Mustang II was smaller than the first variation however, due to the extra devices required to meet new US emission and security regulations, was heavier than the very first model. Performance was minimized and in the very first year only 385,993 cars were sold.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Cuba NY were offered between 1974 and 1978 and available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was revamped a 3rd time. This time it was based on 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 styles offered included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang worked as an Indianapolis 500 pace car and Ford built 10,478 commemorative reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.