Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy Birthday: Ford Mustang's 49th Anniversary

WESTLAND, Mich.- Muscle car fans around the globe are celebrating a very special birthday today! On this day in history, April 17, 1974, Ford Motor Company's first Mustang made its debut at the World's Fair in New York! Like no other car in North America at the time, Ford's Product Planning Manager knew the pony car would be a hit after employees were impressed by it. Just how popular the Mustang has become, is something no one could have guessed.

Happy Birthday: Ford Mustang's 49th Anniversary

Priced at just $2,368, the first vehicles flew off the lot after dealers were flooded with requests for the new European-styled vehicle right when it went on the market. When the Ford Mustang first went on sale, Ford Motor Company predicted sales of about 100,000 annually. But after 22,000 orders were placed for the car on the first day alone, sales for the first year reached 417,000. Exponentially increasing the already impressive sales numbers, the 'Stang being featured as the pace car for the 1964 Indianapolis 500 helped the automaker reach 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.
On the 49th anniversary of the iconic muscle car, we look back appreciating the evolution of the vehicle and we also look forward to next year's debut of the 50th anniversary Mustang. We've seen the pony car evolve over the past years, undergoing changes both big and small. But time had shown that the Ford Mustang is still America's greatest muscle car!

Happy Birthday: Ford Mustang's 49th Anniversary

Make your dreams come true by owning your very own 'Stang! Take a look at our 2013 Ford Mustang Brochure or for a little more power, browse our Roush Mustangs For Sale! As your Dearborn Heights Area Ford Dealer, we can help with Auto Loans for any New Ford Cars you may be interested in. North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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