Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the automobile 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 projections predicted 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 during the model year (a record), and in its very first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built.
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All of these were VIN-identified as 1965 models, but a number of changes 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 intro of alternators to replace 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 unusual peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These qualities made sufficient difference to warrant classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has actually sustained with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Marion AR 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 first time in vehicle history that the Huge 3 were having to compete with imports. The new Mustang II was smaller sized than the first variation but, due to the additional equipment needed to fulfill new United States emission and safety policies, was heavier than the first design. Efficiency was reduced and in the very first year only 385,993 cars were offered.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Marion AR were available in between 1974 and 1978 and readily available in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a third time. This time it was based on the larger Fox platform and the interior was truly big enough for 4 individuals. The trunk was larger 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 rate car and Ford developed 10,478 celebratory reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.