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The Story Of The Ford Mustang

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?

But I bet many of you don’t know the history of the Mustang. Well jump in your time capsule and join me for a ride back to the year 1964. To be more specific, March 9, 1964.

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1965 Ford 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.

1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Ford Mustang

61 Ford

61 Ford
61 Ford

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.

1967 Ford LTD

Ford redid Interiors in 1967 and a formal roof top added to the LTD and Galaxy 500/XL other changes include bucket seats and a center console. Standard engine on all but the LTD & Galaxy 500/XL was the 240 inch six cylinder