For many automobile collectors, the Ford Mustangs of the 1960s were the quintessential American muscle cars. The two seat roadster, launched at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, was such a success, it was widely emulated by rival car makers and has been in continuous production for more than 40 years by Ford itself.

Priced at $2,400, the Mustang was powerful, stylish, and affordable, too. "Car Life" magazine called the vehicle “better than any domestically produced automobile on the basis of handling and roadability and performance, per dollar invested.” The initial hype was so great, some dealers auctioned off their precious allotments of Mustangs to the highest bidders—one nervous buyer spent the night in his new car while waiting for his check to clear. Ford sold more than a million Mustangs within the first two years of its release, making it the world’s fastest selling car at the time.

The Mustang’s design was actually based on Ford’s budget model, the Falcon, but it boasted a sportier look and European-inspired interior elements. The car came in notchback, fastback, and convertible models, with a range of other specifications that buyers could select. Bucket seats, a floor shifter, and a six-cylinder engine were all standard features, though a popular V-8 upgrade was also available.

Beginning in 1965, racecar driver Carroll Shelby sponsored the development of an updated, hot-rod version of the Mustang dubbed the GT350, which was jointly produced by Ford and Shelby American. It was a later version of this revamped Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the chase scenes of “Bullitt.” Other popular designs with shorter runs include the GT500, the 428 Cobra Jet, the Mach 1, the Boss series, and the King Cobra. Design changes in the 1970s made the Mustang slower and bulkier, and the car lost much of its initial street credibility, with drivers referring to the altered Mustang as a “luxury bus.” However, the vehicle maintained a loyal fan base throughout the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, with updated models released every few years.

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Mustang in the '60s: Vintage ads
amNY, April 16th

Other than a bit of rhyming and alliteration and the brand slogan, "Ford-built means better built," there isn't a tagline for the pony car just yet, although "it puts the tang in Mustang" does have an entertaining ring to it. (Credit: Ford Motor...Read more

1984 Ford Mustang SVO: American metal, European performance
AutoWeek, April 14th

If the 1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra II isn't quite your thing, why not give the 1984 Ford Mustang SVO a try? In the Jan. 3, 1983, issue of Autoweek, we previewed a different take on the pony car -- one that promised "visual subtlety with unsubtle...Read more

One Lap of the Web: 1970, rollin' in sight
AutoWeek, April 14th

In 1964, GM had Futurama II and Chrysler had the Turbine car, but Ford unveiled a sporty-like two-door runabout that it called the Mustang. Fifty years later, it's the most enduring example of a World's Fair that presented the car as the pinnacle of...Read more

Mustang Makes History with 50th Anniversary Photo
Canada NewsWire (press release), April 12th

Simultaneously, more than 100 additional Mustangs participated in a vintage car show at the same location. SOURCE Ford of Canada. Image with caption: "50 years ago, on April 17, 1964, an automotive and pop culture icon was born. To celebrate, Ford of ...Read more

Estates to celebrate 50 years of the Mustang
Fort Myers Beach Observer, April 10th

day cars, too, and not just antiques. "It's special to show the Mustang on the Ford property, but like the antique car show we expect people to come from all over to show and to see," said Wilson, who expects a large crowd to take advantage of the...Read more

Driving the Ford Mustang II King Cobra: Some context required
AutoWeek, April 10th

Nearly every Ford Mustang -- from the very first cars through the Fox platform era and right up to today's models -- has its partisans. The only exception? The poor, forgotten Mustang II. Technically the second-generation 'Stang, the Mustang II debuted...Read more

Vintage photos show Ford Mustang I and the elusive XD Cobra
AutoWeek, April 7th

It's hardly surprising that our readers want to share their memories of the Ford Mustang -- 50 years is a long time for an automotive nameplate to endure, and the model's upcoming 50th anniversary is as good excuse as any to look back on the...Read more

Photos reveal the all-new Ford Mustang -- of 1979
AutoWeek, March 28th

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