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Ford Mustang History

Learn about the history of the Ford Mustang, the people behind its creation, and more.
  1. Generations of the Mustang (6)
  2. Mustang Historical Figures (5)

Generations of the Ford Mustang
A collective history of the Ford Mustang from concept, creation, and beyond.

The 10 Most Iconic Mustangs of All Time
Over the years, many Mustangs have come and gone. These are the icons, the movers and shakers, the Mustangs that moved the world.

Captain Stanley Tucker and the One Millionth Mustang
Does the name Captain Stanley Tucker mean anything to you? Well, to Ford historians it's the name of the man who purchased the first pre-production Mustang convertible. The car, which was designed for internal testing and promotional purposes only, was not meant to be sold. How did it happen?

History of Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT)
SVT, which stands for Special Vehicle Team, is a division at Ford Motor Company responsible for engineering the company’s highest performance cars and trucks. The division has been in existence since the 1993 model year.

The World’s First Production Ford Mustang Owner
Ford Motor Company recently did their own research to identify who is thought to be the first production Ford Mustang owner in the world. Her name is Gail Wise, she was 22 years old at the time, and she bought her 1964 ½ Ford Mustang Convertible on April 15, 1964 by trading in a friend’s 1958 Chevy and borrowing money from her parents.

Ford Mustang Sales Down in June but Up Slightly For the Year
Ford Motor Company recently released their sales figures for the month of June. In all, the company sold 7,631 Mustangs last month.

Ford Mustang Sales Up in May
Ford recently released their sales figures for the month of May. In all, the company sold 9,761 Ford Mustangs this past May. Last year, May 2013, the company sold 8,797. That's a year-over-year increase of 11 percent.

A Faster Horse Documentary to Highlight the Ford Mustang
Over the years, many movies have featured the Ford Mustang. Now, White Horse Pictures plans to produce 'A Faster Horse', a movie documenting Fords iconic pony car.

Ford to Put a Mustang on Top of the Empire State Building (Again)
Ford says they plan to place an all-new 2015 Mustang convertible on the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory on April 16th and 17th.

The Women Behind the 2015 Ford Mustang
In celebration of International Women's Day, Ford Motor Company is highlighting some of the many women who contributed to making the 2015 Ford Mustang a reality.

How to Put a Ford Mustang on Top of the Empire State Building
In October of 1965, Ford Motor Company put a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible on the 86th Floor observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York City.

The Mustangs that Could Have Been
For every Ford Mustang to hit the show room floor, there have been many that never made it to the production line. These Mustang concept cars include a station wagon, a Shelby Cobra look-alike, and some other interesting four-wheeled dreams, all envisioned by Ford engineers and designers over the years.

Carroll Shelby Inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame
On March 2, 2013, Carroll Shelby, founder of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., and Shelby American, Inc., was inducted into the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Hall of Fame.

2013 Ford Mustang Sales - A Year in Review
In 2013, Ford Mustang sales figures were down most of the year. In fact, the Mustang didn't produce any sales increases until the Fall when October’s sales figures were released.

2012 Ford Mustang Sales - A Year in Review
Ford’s iconic Mustang experienced a year of sales increases in 2012. Almost every month, over the 12 month period, Ford reported sales were up for the Mustang.

Top 10 Mustang Moments of 2013
In 2013, fans of the Ford Mustang eagerly awaited the reveal of the newest generation Mustang, Ford’s 2015 pony car. While they were waiting, there were plenty of Mustang moments to keep everyone busy.

Top 10 Mustang Moments of 2012
In 2012, speculation regarding the Ford Mustang’s future continued as enthusiasts around the world questioned what the new and improved 2015 Ford Mustang will look like, what will be beneath its hood, and what new features it will offer. No doubt, excitement for the yet to be revealed 2015 Mustang was the big topic of conversation.

10 Mustang Highlights of 2011
In 2011, Ford took Mustang enthusiasts down memory lane, while offering hints at what's to come.

10 Mustang Highlights of 2010
The Ford Mustang was a newsmaker in 2010. With the return of the Boss Mustang, a more powerful engine lineup, and improved fuel economy, the car was the talk of the town.

10 Mustang Highlights of 2009
The year 2009 was full of many memorable Mustang moments.

10 Mustang Highlights of 2008
In 2008, the world saw the introduction of a new Mustang. As we do every year, let's revisit the top ten Mustang moments of 2008.

10 Mustang Highlights of 2007
The year 2007 was one to remember in the world of the Ford Mustang.

First Generation Mustang (1964 ½ - 1973)
A true automotive classic is born. From eager beginnings to muscle-car madness, the Mustang experiences it all.

The Shelby Mustang - A Brief History
A brief overview of the Shelby Mustang including model year profiles and more.

Second Generation (1974-1978)
Mustang said goodbye to the muscle-car platform and embraced a new design. The Mustang Cobra II was released, the King Cobra hit the road, and the 5.0 Mustang was born.

Third Generation Mustang (1979-1993)
The fox-body Mustang made its debut as the convertible returned after a decade of changes.

Fourth Generation Mustang (1994-2004)
The Mustang moved to the SN-95 platform as Ford celebrated 30 years of Mustang history. The 5.0L engine said goodbye as the 4.6L made its debut.

Fifth Generation Mustang (2005-2011)
Ford introduced the new D2C Mustang platform Mustang. The future looks bright as a new Mustang was born.

The Roush Mustang - A Brief History
A historic overview of the Roush Performance Mustang.

Mustang Historical Figures: The People Behind the Ford Mustang
Over the years, numerous men and women have helped to make the Ford Mustang the car it is today. Ford's most popular pony car owes its success to the people behind the vision.

Ford Mustang in the Movies
Over the past 45 years, the Ford Mustang has become a staple of American muscle car culture. With its sporty exteriors and powerful engines, its no wonder movie producers and directors have selected to feature the car in numerous films and television programs.

Mustang Milestones: More than 40 Years of History
Through all the years, the Mustang has weathered the storm. Join us as we review some of the most significant Mustang milestones of the past 40 years.

Ford Becoming Official Partner of Formula DRIFT
In October of 2012, Ford announced it is expanding its involvement in professional drifting by becoming an official partner of Formula DRIFT and the 2012 Formula DRIFT championship.

10 Reasons Why We Love the Ford Mustang
What is it about the Ford Mustang that we love so much? Lets take a look at my Top 10 reasons for owing a Mustang.

Legendary "Bullitt" San Francisco Chase Sequence Reimagined
Steve McQueen's 1968 "Bullitt" chase scene is considered to be on of the best ever. It's no wonder television producers decided to re-create portions of it some 40 plus years later.

Movies Featuring the Ford Mustang
Have you seen the Ford Mustang in a movie? If so tell us so we can add it to our list.

Ford's 15 Mustang Highlights From 1964 to 1974
Take a look at 15 Mustang highlights from the Mustang's first generation.

Celebrity Mustang Owners
Celebrities, past and present, love their Mustangs. Just ask Jay Leno, Patrick Dempsey, or Funkmaster Flex, all proud owners of a Ford Mustang.

10 Ford Mustang History Makers
Although we couldn't possibly include them all, what follows are ten Ford Mustang History Makers.

10 Songs About the Ford Mustang
In the many years that the Ford Mustang has been on the road, it has touched the hearts of countless owners and enthusiasts. As such, several songs have been written about the Mustang.

Even More Songs About the Ford Mustang
Here's a list of even more songs about the Ford Mustang.

Ford’s Mustang is an American Icon
Ford’s iconic Mustang is as American as apple pie and fireworks on the Fourth of July. The car, which has been in continuous production since 1964, has graced many a driveway over the years.

Muscle Car Club Mustang History
A collective history of the Ford Mustang complete with production stats.

Mustang Chronology
Mustang chronology, highlights, and history.

Lee Iacocca : An Autobiography
A brief bio of Ford Mustang pioneer Lee Iacocca.

Lee Iacocca Unveils the Ford Mustang
A history of the 1964 Ford Mustang release.

Interesting Mustang Facts and Important Dates
A brief listing of notable Ford Mustang facts and dates.

Mustang Ink Pays Homage to Ford’s Iconic Pony Car
Ford Mustang enthusiasts show their pride in a variety of ways. Some show their cars off at autos shows. Others get together with local car clubs each week to talk about their favorite ride. And others, well others are committed in a way that is forever and a day. We’re talking about Mustang tattoos.

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