History of the Mustang

Posted by Steve White on Nov 21, 2013

What classic cars enthusiast doesn’t have a deep appreciation for the Ford Mustang?

The Mustang made its appearance on April 17, 1964. Immediately, classic car lovers were enchanted by its sleek lines and beautiful design. Dealers all over the United States began to get many requests for the car, and in Garland Texas, a group of fifteen people gathered to place their bids on the same Mustang. In fact, the winner was so in love with his new car, he resorted to camping out in it until his checked cleared to make sure the car didn’t get sold out from under him.

Ford initially planned to sell about 100,000 Mustangs during the car’s first year. They were amazed when sales soared, and they ended up selling 417,000 of them. After two years on the market, Mustang sales increased even more, with an astounding two-year total of one million cars sold.

There was no doubt, by the initial reaction from the American people, that the Mustang was going to be a huge success. Their thoughts were confirmed when the Mustang was featured at the Indianapolis 500 as the pace car for the popular race.

What’s your favorite classic car’s story? We’d love to hear from you! Of course, keep checking back right here at Old Cars Online to find out more information about your favorite classic cars.

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