Production of the Mustang started in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the vehicle was introduced to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. It is Ford’s third earliest nameplate currently in production. Original sales projections 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 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 a number of modifications were made at the standard opening of the new model year (start August 1964), consisting of the addition of back-up lights on some models, the introduction 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 consisted of some unusual quirks, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo beneath a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These characteristics made sufficient difference to necessitate designation of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a distinction that has actually withstood with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Leakesville MS 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 automotive history that the Big 3 were needing to take on imports. The new Mustang II was smaller than the first version but, due to the additional equipment required to fulfill new US emission and security regulations, was heavier than the first model. Performance was minimized and in the first year only 385,993 cars were sold.
2nd generation Mustangs for sale in Leakesville MS were available between 1974 and 1978 and offered in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was redesigned a third time. This time it was based upon the bigger Fox platform and the interior was really big enough for four people. The trunk was larger and so was the engine bay. The body designs offered consisted of a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang worked as an Indianapolis 500 pace car and Ford built 10,478 commemorative replicas. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.