The Ford Mustang is an automobile from Ford Motor Company. It was originally built on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car based. Introduced at the beginning of the 17th, 1964, and is thus referred to as ” 1964 ½” model by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker’s most successful launch of a model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current fifth generation. The Mustang created the ” pony car ” class of American sports cars-cars like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks and gave rise to competitors such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, Plymouth Barracuda and renewed Chrysler and the first generation Dodge Challenger. The Mustang is also inspiring designs coupes such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were imported into the United States, credited.
The Ford Mustang was performed five months before the normal start of production in 1965. The first versions are often referred to as a 1964 ½ model, but VIN coded by Ford and titled 1965 models with the production of Dearborn, Michigan on 9 March 1964 and the new car was to the public on 17 April 1964 unveiled in the New New York World Fair.
Ferzely Executive stylist John Najjar, who was a fan of-51 Mustang WWII fighter plane P in the world, is recognized by Ford to have suggested the name. John Najjar Ferzely co-designed the first prototype called Ford Mustang 1961 Ford Mustang I, along with colleagues Ford stylist Philip T. Clark. The Mustang I made ??its official debut in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York on 7 October 1962, where a test pilot and contemporary Formula One racing driver Dan Gurney lapped the track in a demonstration with second prototype of the “race”. His lap times were only slightly below that of the F1 cars.
An alternative view is that Robert J. Eggert, Ford Division market research manager, first suggested the Mustang name. Eggert, a breeder of Quarter Horses received a birthday gift from his wife of the book, The Mustangs by J. Frank Dobie in 1960. Later, the book’s title gave him the idea, the name “Mustang” to the new concept car from Ford. The designer preferred Cougar or Torino (and an advertising campaign using the Torino name was actually prepared), while Henry Ford II wanted T-bird II. As the person responsible for Ford’s research on potential names, Eggert “Mustang ” added are tested to the list of focus groups, “Mustang,” by a wide margin, came out on top with the heading : ” Suitability as Name for the Special Car. ” The name could not be used in Germany, however, because it was manufactured by Krupp, the trucks 1951-1964 belonged with the name Mustang. Ford refused the name for about U.S. $ 10,000 buy Krupp at the time. Kreidler, a manufacturer of motorcycles, also used the name, so Mustang was in Germany as the ” T-5″ sold by December 1978.
Mustangs grew larger and heavier with each model year until, in response to the 1971-1973 models, Ford returned the car to its original size and concept in 1974. We have seen several generations of platforms and designs. Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original pony car to remain in uninterrupted production over five decades of development and revision. The first Mustang was sold to a teacher of 22 years, Gail Wise. According to Yahoo.com message, “he went to Ford Johnson in Chicago. After a tour of the showroom found nothing of interest, the seller said, ” I have something in the back, which is really new have “one light blue Mustang convertible, complete with 260 V load-. 8 and a top performance ” on 15 Sold April 1964.
The Mustang made ??its first public appearance at a distance slightly more than a month after her 17th April introduction, as the safety car for the 500 miles of Indianapolis in 1964. The same year, Mustangs achieved the first of many notable competition successes, winning first and second in their class at the International Rally Tour de France. American competition debut of the car, also in 1964, where individuals and teams dealer sponsored campaign was in drag racing, 427 powered Mustangs cu. in V8.
Late 1964, Ford contracted Holman & Moody to prepare ten 427-powered Mustangs to contest (NHRA) A class of experimental/factory of the National Hot Rod Association in 1965 racing season driving. Five of these special Mustangs made ??their competition debut at the 1965 NHRA Winternationals, where they qualified in the Factory Stock Eliminator category. The car driven by Bill Lawton won the class. A decade later Bob Glidden won the first title of NHRA Pro Stock Mustang.
Early Mustangs also successful in road races. The GT 350 R, the race version of the Shelby GT 350, won five of the Sports Car Club of (SCCA) six divisions of the United States in 1965. Drivers were Jerry Titus, Bob Johnson and Mark Donohue, and Titus won the B-Production national championship (SCCA). GT 350s won the B-Production title again in 1966 and 1967. He also won the 1966 manufacturers championship in the inaugural SCCA Trans series-Am, and repeated the win the following year.
1969 took over modified versions of the 428 Mach 1, Boss 429 and Boss 302 295 United United Auto Club-certified records Bonneville Salt Flats. The tour includes a 24-hour race (up to 16 km) over 10 miles with an average speed of 157 mph (253 km/h). Drivers were Mickey Thompson, Danny Ongais, Ray Brock and Bob Ottum. In 1970, the Mustang SCCA Trans-Am Championship Series Manufacturer won again with Parnelli Jones and George Follmer driving for car owner/builder Bud Moore and crew chief Lanky Foushee. Jones won the drivers’ title ‘unofficial’.