Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the car was presented to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s 3rd oldest nameplate currently in production. Initial sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 systems for the very first year. This mark was exceeded in 3 months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be sold throughout the model year (a record), and in its very first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were developed.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, however numerous changes were made at the conventional opening of the brand-new design year (beginning August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some designs, 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 attributes made sufficient distinction to warrant designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has withstood with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Ville Platte LA are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more strict contamination laws and the desire for fuel-efficiency. This was also the very first time in vehicle history that the Big 3 were having to compete with imports. The new Mustang II was smaller sized than the first version however, due to the added devices needed to satisfy new United States emission and security regulations, was much heavier than the first model. Performance was lowered and in the very first year just 385,993 cars were offered.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Ville Platte LA were offered between 1974 and 1978 and available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a third time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was really large enough for 4 individuals. The trunk was larger therefore was the engine bay. The body designs available included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the 3rd generation Mustang served as an Indianapolis 500 pace vehicle and Ford developed 10,478 commemorative reproductions. The third generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.