The Ford Mustang is one of the best known and easily recognized vehicles on the road today. Who doesn’t recognize the sporty chrome pony emblazoned on the shiny paint of a Mustang?
The 60’s American image car, 289 Cubic inch V8 produced 271 HP. The Ford Mustang was not the fastest thing on the road with a top speed of 120 MPH nor quick off the line at 0 to 60 in 8.3 seconds, but a price tag of $2950 the Mustang Fastback became a go to for the less affluent Playboy.
Restyled for 1961 Fords were nearly four inches shorter and two inches narrower, the wheel base remained 119 inches and the passenger compartment did not change. On the engineering side Ford made many updates for the 1961 production year; Chassis lubrication, Brakes became self adjusting and lower body panels became galvanized steel for longer life.