Production of the Mustang started 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 3rd earliest nameplate presently in production. Initial sales forecasts predicted less than 100,000 systems for the first year. This mark was exceeded in three 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 developed.
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All these were VIN-identified as 1965 designs, but several changes were made at the conventional opening of the new model year (beginning August 1964), including the addition of back-up lights on some models, the introduction 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 included some uncommon peculiarities, such as a horn ring bearing the ‘Ford Falcon’ logo below a trim ring emblazoned with ‘Ford Mustang.’ These attributes made adequate distinction to require classification of the 121,538 earlier ones as “1964 1/2” model-year Mustangs, a difference that has actually sustained with perfectionists. Mustangs For Sale in Leetsdale PA 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 Huge 3 were needing to take on imports. The new Mustang II was smaller sized than the very first version but, due to the extra devices required to meet new United States emission and security regulations, was heavier than the first design. Performance was decreased and in the first year just 385,993 cars were sold.
Second generation Mustangs for sale in Leetsdale PA were readily available in between 1974 and 1978 and available in a coupe and hatchback version. 1979 the Mustang was revamped a 3rd time. This time it was based on the larger Fox platform and the interior was really big enough for four individuals. The trunk was bigger and so was the engine bay. The body styles available included a coupe, hatchback and in 1983 a convertible. In 1979 the Third generation Mustang acted as an Indianapolis 500 rate vehicle and Ford constructed 10,478 celebratory reproductions. The 3rd generation Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1982.