Wednesday, April 17, 2013

49th Anniversary Of The Ford Mustang

49th Anniversary Of The Ford Mustang

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.- On today's date, 49 years ago, in 1974 the very first Ford Mustang made its debut in New York at the World's Fair! Unexpected and unusual styling for its day, Ford's Product Planning Manager knew the new vehicle was going to be a hit after Ford employees were impressed by the design during a sneak peek.

Starting at just $2,368, the requests for the new Ford vehicle started pouring into dealers. At its debut, Ford Motor Company had forecasted that sales would total about 100,000 annually. However, after 22,000 orders were placed for the pony car on the very first day it was for sale, that prediction proved to be low. The Ford Mustang's appearance on the race track as the pace car for the 1964 Indianapolis 500 encouraged sales even further to 417,000 vehicles in just 12 months. And it didn't stop there, the 'Stang skyrocketed to one million vehicles sold by the second year!
“When the Mustang was unveiled, the reaction was so positive that there was no doubt it was going to be a success,” recalls Joe Oros, chief designer of Ford’s original pony car.
49th Anniversary Of The Ford Mustang

One of the most iconic vehicles in the Ford brand, the 49th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang reminds us of the automaker's history. As many of us
 look forward to next year's debut of the 50th anniversary 'Stang, we also take a look back today. Undergoing many changes over the years, both big and small, one thing has remained the same, the Ford Mustang is still America's greatest muscle car!

Make your mark in history and drive home in your very own Ford Mustang today from your Ford Dealer Serving Grosse Pointe, MI. We can help you finance a New Ford Car with 
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