Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the automobile was introduced to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New york city World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third earliest nameplate currently in production. Initial sales projections predicted less than 100,000 units for the very 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 of these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, however several modifications were made at the conventional opening of the new design year (start August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some models, the intro of generators to change 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 uncommon peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo beneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made sufficient difference to call for classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has sustained with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Lincoln AL 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 Big 3 were having to take on imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller sized than the first variation however, due to the added devices required to meet new US emission and safety regulations, was much heavier than the first design. Performance was reduced and in the first year only 385,993 cars were offered.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Lincoln AL were available between 1974 and 1978 and offered in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a third time. This time it was based on the bigger Fox platform and the interior was actually huge enough for 4 individuals. The trunk was larger and so was the engine bay. The body styles available included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang served as an Indianapolis 500 speed vehicle and Ford built 10,478 commemorative reproductions. The third generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.