Production of the Mustang started in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the automobile was introduced to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s 3rd earliest nameplate currently in production. Original sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 devices for the 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 first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were constructed.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, however several modifications were made at the standard opening of the brand-new design year (beginning August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some models, the introduction of alternators 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 consisted of some unusual peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo beneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These attributes made enough difference to warrant classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has actually endured with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Dardanelle AR 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 automobile history that the Huge 3 were needing to compete with imports. The new Mustang II was smaller than the first variation but, due to the extra equipment needed to meet new US emission and safety regulations, was much heavier than the first model. Performance was decreased and in the very first year only 385,993 cars were offered.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Dardanelle AR were offered between 1974 and 1978 and available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a 3rd time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was actually big enough for four people. The trunk was bigger and so was the engine bay. The body styles offered consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the 3rd generation Mustang worked as an Indianapolis 500 pace automobile and Ford built 10,478 celebratory reproductions. The third generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.