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 World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third earliest nameplate currently in production. Initial sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 units for the first year. This mark was gone beyond 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 built.
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All these were VIN-identified as 1965 models, however numerous modifications were made at the standard opening of the new model year (beginning August 1964), consisting of the addition of back-up lights on some models, the intro of generators to replace generators, and an upgrade of the V8 engine from 260 cu into 289 cu in. In the case of a minimum of 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 below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made adequate distinction to require classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has withstood with purists. Mustangs For Sale in Gardiner OR 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 needing to take on imports. The new Mustang II was smaller than the very first variation but, due to the additional equipment needed to fulfill new US emission and safety policies, was heavier than the very first design. Performance was reduced and in the first year only 385,993 cars were sold.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Gardiner OR were available in between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback variation. 1979 the Mustang was upgraded a 3rd time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was truly large enough for 4 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 speed automobile and Ford developed 10,478 commemorative reproductions. The third generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.