Production of the Mustang began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the car was introduced to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New york city World’s Fair. It is Ford’s 3rd oldest nameplate presently in production. Initial sales projections predicted less than 100,000 units for the first year. This mark was surpassed in 3 months from rollout. Another 318,000 would be offered throughout the design 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, but a number of changes were made at the conventional opening of the new model year (start August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some designs, the intro of alternators 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 consisted of some unusual peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo design below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These attributes made enough difference to require designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has sustained with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Filer ID are easy to find now with online shopping.
The 1973 OPEC oil embargo brought with it more rigid 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 take on imports. The brand-new Mustang II was smaller than the very first variation but, due to the added devices needed to meet new United States emission and safety regulations, was much heavier than the very first model. Performance was decreased and in the first year just 385,993 cars were sold.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Filer ID were offered in 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 on the bigger Fox platform and the interior was actually huge enough for four people. The trunk was bigger therefore was the engine bay. The body designs available included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang functioned as an Indianapolis 500 pace car and Ford built 10,478 celebratory reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.