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The was introduced at the 1965 New York Fair, Mustang Mania swept the country, and a new automotive §egmènt was created — the 2+2 or known as the ‘ponycar.’ Though its underpinnings descended from the the Mustang was completely different. It was a tight, clean package in at a modest 2,550 pounds a departure from the ever-enlarging cars of the day.

The classic short-rear-deck combined wîth a grille, elegant blade sculptured body sides, exposed wheel openings and use of bright trim gave the car a look that belied its Its looks were backed up power, providing three V8 engines wîth up to 271 horsepower. options included automatic power §teering and brakes, chrome wheels and air conditioning.

Not the entry-level modes were a of the production.

To say that the first was a success is an understatement. Following the the Mustang was on the cover of both and Newsweek. A week before Ford ran ads wîth the air times for the television commercials, which all networks broadcasted simultaneously. was selected as the Official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500, and more 22,000 orders were the first day.

By its first over 418,000 Mustangs had sold, breaking the all-time for first year sales of a new

The original platform was used, numerous modifications, up to 1973. The Mustang II was built from until 1978. A new fox body began in 1979 and was largely through 1993. In 1994 the a modified version of the Fox body, and was produced until 2004.

The Mustang is built on the first new platform in 25 years.

1964 1/2 1973 The Growing Years In More Ways Than Úntil 1967, Mustang had new market all to itself. For 1965 a new 2+2 model added as was the GT Equipment Both performance and aesthetically this group included disk brakes; grille-mounted fog 5-gauge instrumentation, GT stripes and and special dual ‘trumpet’ outlets.

1966 brought a shot in the arm to the ponycar moniker the first Shelby GT 350. on the 2+2 Fastback by famed racer/car Carroll Shelby, these featured race-tuned engines and By mid-1966, Mustang passed the sales mark.

On the track, the name was quickly establishing in many motorsports arenas. In Mustang assumed the role as rally car. Carroll famed builder of the Cobra, race-ready cars for SCCA’s class B competition against the of Chevrolet’s Corvette and the Jaguar

Shelby’s goal was accomplished the GT 350 took the B-Production Championship Corvette. Shelby Mustangs also successful in the world of racing. Ford campaigned highly modified A/FX Mustangs equipped wîth 427 motors in National Hot Rod Association racing events. 1966 the creation of the SCCA Trans Am racing series for V-8 sedans of 305 inches or less.

Mustang the Trans Am Manufacturers’ Cup in 1966. The GT 350 repeated the previous year’s as B-Production Champion.

With the of Chevy’s Camaro, Pontiac’s and Ford’s sister division the Mercury Cougar, the rest of the brought serious competition to the and further legitimized the 2+2 ‘ponycar’ Ford foresaw the coming and designed the 1967 Mustang to its 390 cubic-inch V8. In addition to the mechanical the Mustang was restyled inside and

This began the era of the growing as it gained a couple inches in and width nearly every until 1973. A GT 350 H was introduced, a edition made specifically for Rent-A-Car outlets. Stories of being returned wîth signs of racing use are still today. The options list as well, and Ford’s largest quickly went from the 390 to the 428 Jet.

Shelby also the ante wîth the GT 500 in 1967 and the GT 500 KR of the Road’) in 1968. The GT 350 also on. In racing, despite new competition the Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda, and Cougar, Mustang again won the Am Manufacturers’ Cup.

Capping the Shelby’s GT 350 once again the SCCA B-Production crown. the most famous Mustang of the was the 1968 Highland Green 390 fastback driven by Steve in the movie Bullitt. Many consider the final chase to be the best ever filmed.

The car grew larger and heavier in and the grille sprouted four Also introduced in 1969, the 302 — brain child of GM designer Larry Shinoda was a special version of Ford’s 302 engine wîth larger valve heads for better and more power. The rarest by far was the Boss 429, built for the purpose of qualifying the new ‘Semi-Hemi’ for NASCAR racing. Only 857 429 Mustangs were built.

competition arrived in 1970 the Dodge Challenger and a redesigned Barracuda. The Boss 429 was discontinued only 499 copies were 1970 also marked the end of the GT 350 and GT

1970 would be Ford’s year for factory-sponsored racing the 1980s. The Trans Am series the most competitive field in both the driving talent and the Ford’s Boss 302 team, led by Jones and George Follmer, on AMC’s Mark Donahue, driver Jim Hall, Pontiac’s Titus, Dan Gurney’s All American and their Plymouth Barracuda, Sam in the all-new Dodge Challenger. The was fierce and well matched the series.

In the end, the Mustang was triumphant allowing Ford to go out on

By 1971, the car had become nearly 8 longer and 6 inches wider the original 1965 model. was now a full-fledged muscle car, beyond the 2+2 market niche it The Grande and Mach 1 returned, the Boss 302 was replaced by the Boss

Engine choices ranged six cylinder economy to the mighty 429 Cobra Jet V-8. Many converged by 1973 that a change from the fast-and-furious of the 2+2. Soaring gas and insurance and the addition of emissions and safety brought the muscle car era to an end, and began positioning the Mustang as a car.

The end of 1973 would a hiatus for both the V-8 engine and the

1974 — 1978 A Trapped in a Pinto’s Body.

Lee then president of Ford and in the design of the first Mustang, had been unhappy wîth direction. The car got progressively bigger and dipped. Any questions about to a smaller Mustang were by the first OPEC oil embargo in which spurred an immediate run on cars.

The Mustang II was introduced mid in 1973 as a 1974 model. on the Pinto platform, the Mustang II was smaller than the prior and even smaller than the Rack and pinion §teering and disk brakes were standard. Engine choices limited to a 2.3 liter four and a 2.8 V-6.

This would be the year for a four and the only without an available V-8. The and fastback would soldier on the convertible — which not return for twelve years. The 1 continued on, but had dropped from 7 robust lines (429 inches) to 2.8 liters and 105 horsepower.

The formula seemed to work, — Mustang II got over 20 MPG and 385,000 for the model year.

brought the return of the 302 (5.0 V-8 however at only 122 horsepower. than increasing this to 139 in the Cobra II, most changes 1978 were limited to and option packages. After its year, sales remained at around 150,000 to 190,000 and the marque a new lease on life.

The Speed of a Horse wîth the of a Fox.

Based on the Ford the ‘Fox’ body would be the running platform in Mustang As an example, the doors of a 1979 can be wîth those of a 1993. The Fox also brought modern and a renewed commitment to performance.

A 2.3 four cylinder was again wîth upgrades of a turbocharged 2.8 Liter V6 and 5.0 Liter V8. Mustang the 1979 Indianapolis 500 and nearly units were sold.

saw the addition of the T-Roof Convertible and brought the return of the GT wîth a 5.0 High-Output V-8 rated at 157 horsepower. resurgent racing program out of the gates wîth International Association (IMSA) GT racing, the turbocharged Miller Mustang, by Klaus Ludwig, came a 10th of a second of winning its race over the dominant 935 Turbos. Ludwig was only started.

He handed the vaunted defeat wîth back-to-back at Brainerd and Sears Point. Tom Gloy put a Mustang in the Trans-Am circle for the first time in a when he won the 1981 season at Sears Point. In SCCA racing, Mustang became the domestic car ever to win the Showroom national championship when Ron drove his turbo Mustang to at Road Atlanta.

The big news for was the mid-year introduction of the first Mustang convertible in a decade, accounted for 20,000 sales in the 6 month season. On the performance the 5.0 V8 bumped up to 205 horsepower. For Mustang’s Anniversary, in 1984, Ford the most interesting line up in

The GT was back in hatchback and convertible, and a new Mustang SVO debuted. Developed by the Vehicle Operations department, the edition model was powered by a injected intercooled 175 horsepower cylinder engine. The SVO also unique exterior appointments, an interior, and was also the most model.

By 1984, Ford had out the IMSA GTO series as Mustang Jack Roush, the Carroll of the eighties, came on the scene hot racers. A Roush-prepared Mustang won the GTO in the three-hour IMSA 1984 finale at Daytona. It was the beginning of reign as the king of GTO.

The February, Mustang won the GTO classes at 24 Hours — the first of consecutive victories in the season-opening

Mustang received a facelift for and horsepower continued to climb. The 5.0 H.O V-8 was to 210, and the SVO squeezed 205 horsepower out of a 2.3 engine. This would be the SVO model as only 1,954 built.

The V-8 switched to fuel in 1986, the year that of both the interior and exterior, and a in the GT horsepower to 255. The Roush carried on the winning tradition in wîth eight more GTO and another manufacturers’ title. In racing, Rickie Smith his Motorcraft Mustangs to the semifinals or at all 11 races on the International Hot Rod Association and took the IHRA Pro Stock championship.

1998 was a pivotal in Mustang history. Ford to change the Mustang to a front drive derivative of the Mazda An uprising in the Mustang enthusiast ensued, as did some pointed from the automotive press.

of letters decrying the idea of a or ‘Musda’ beseiged Ford’s planners and the new car went on to be the Probe. scrapped the idea at the last cementing the Mustang heritage for the The decision however locked in the Fox for the next five years.

1989 to 1992 changes limited to wheel and tire and the introduction of ‘Special Edition’ in non-standard colors. 1993 be the final year of the original Fox Mustang. Ford re-introduced the rated at 235 horsepower and distinguished by front and rear bodywork.

107 R models were built included track tuned and deleted the rear seat, fog lights and other components to weight.

1994-2004 Refining the

Mustang celebrated its 30th wîth an all new body and interior for calling on design cues the Mustang’s first decade. The 2.3 four was retired and the 3.8 V-6 became the engine. The GT retained the 5.0 V-8 and the SVT Cobra now wîth 240 horsepower.

The Mustang served as pace car for the 1994 500 and a limited series of the Rio Red pace car were sold.

Mustang was an hit and remained unchanged while continued to fill orders. Cobra R was released, this wîth a 300 horsepower 351 cubic (5.4 liter) V-8 and Tremec 5 manual transmission The R model was nearly race-ready wîth a suspension and fuel cell. The seat, radio, air-conditioning, windows and seats were to save weight.

Only 250 were built which instant collector’s items.

In the Trans-Am series was again to American muscle, though the only look like a — the underpinnings were of a purpose-built race chassis to modern motorsports standards. ( on conceptcarz.com) The Mustang dominated in 1996, 1997 and again in Ironically, the 1999 driver, who had to a Jaguar, kept the classic pushrod V-8 underfoot and kept

1996 ushered in Ford’s modular engine program, saw replacement of the venerable 5.0 wîth a 4.6 overhead cam V8 wîth 225 horsepower on The Cobra utilized a dual cam aluminum block version at 305 horsepower. A limited edition Cobra’ was built wîth shifting paint that from black to green to to gold as the light hit the car.

The alone cost about per car. The Mustang carried basically unchanged from and 1998.

Mustang’s 35th was marked wîth a new sharp-edged The base V-6 was now rated at 195 horsepower than the original 5.0 H.O. of The GTs 4.6 was upgraded to 260 horsepower, while the cam Cobra was now pumping out 320. One of the of the redesign was the inclusion of a fully rear suspension on the Cobra, the for a production model.

The Pittsburgh Grand Prix marked the by making Mustang the spotlight car of the car show.

For 2000, the only for the year was a new R model. Wilder any previous Mustang, the R featured a overhead cam 5.4 liter monster at 385 horsepower. A six-speed gearbox and wheels and tires moved the to the ground.

Outside, the R was immediately by its domed hood, front air dam and wing spoiler. Only 300 Rs were built. The remaining carried over from the year.

SVT was back wîth a new in the spring of 2002. Once SVT topped their previous wîth a supercharged dual cam 4.6 Ford rated at 390 horsepower. found this number to be understated, as the actual output was to 425.

The Cobra models also a SVT 10th anniversary badge.

The 1 returned as a special edition for for the first time since and featured a functional ram air ‘shaker’ scoop and a modern interpretation of the 500 wheels used on the original models. The GT and base models unchanged.

2005 A new beginning a nod to the past.

Built on its own platform borrows slightly from the LS, the body shape combines cues from some of the memorable Mustangs of the past. the front, 1967-1969 Mustangs to mind. The side quarter recall the 1966 Shelby GT 350 and the retains the tri-part tail and faux gas filler which was a trademark from 1964-1/2 to On the performance side, the GT now comes a three valve per cylinder 4.6 300 horsepower.

The base motor is now a 4.0 at 210 horsepower. Ford has previewed the Shelby Cobra GT 500 which is for late 2006. As shown, the GT 500 a supercharged 5.4 liter engine at 450 horsepower making it the most Mustang ever built.41 have passed since 17, 1964. As in the beginning, Mustang alone having outlived all of the created in its wake, and have an entire §egmènt of the American market.

Its fans can expect more happy years for the ponycar.

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A ‘pillar of American automotive the Mustang is the vehicle the brought dash and styling at a price almost everyone could Always extraordinarily attractive, the has been capturing the hearts of for nearly 40 years. Introducing a new breed of automobile, the pony Ford wasn’t content to on the sidelines while others ahead.

Rather than their lackluster intermediate, designed a small sports car would be ‘the next hot in the street wars’. Designed as a two-seater in the European tradition, the came with an obligatory seat and a variety of options came the buyer an opportunity to their purchase. The only of muscle cars that exists today, the pony car originated by Mustang has continued to

With a long and VERY background, the Ford Mustang has a like no other vehicle. has been a longstanding bit of rivalry the Ford Motor Company and the division from GM, since companies operated on the same Ford introduced the Falcon in to Chevy’s release of the Corvair, and sold much better, to what the Thunderbird did to the Corvette in the

Chevy’s next move was to the Corvair Monza, a sporty, vehicle that the public To combat this new threat, had to produce a brand new vehicle not only a sporty image, but actions that would the younger generation. Called the Car’, the Mustang was unveiled to the on April 13, 1964 and was advertised as car to be designed by you’.

Knowing baby boomers would be the 1960’s, and that they want a car as vastly different their parents’ as possible, designed a production vehicle would wow this generation. for the Corvette, compared to every American car then in production, the was stunning and gorgeously sleek. it to be an affordable vehicle, much of the engineering would be shared an existing Ford product.

The vice president at Ford, Lee is responsible for this iconic Requests were made to him to back the two-seater Thunderbird, and in he built the Mustang I-prototype; was a V4 two-seater. What was introduced in ended up being a four-seater was met with overwhelming acclaim and the was taken into production.

A of the Mustang’s components, including the were ‘borrowed’ from the to reduce the cost of production. The Mustang was launched at the World of NY in the spring of 1964.

During its the Ford Mustang was extensively to attract the maximum amount of before it actually hit the streets. ran simultaneous commercials on all three television networks in 1964 and the was overwhelming. The Mustang was the hot new thing, and wanted their own. The Mustang cost around and more than 22,000 were sold on the first

100,000 Mustangs were in the first four months, in the first year, and the 1,000,000th was sold in 1966.

Available in two models originally, the 1964 ½ as it was came as either a coupe or a Both of these models a lengthened hood, a shortened deck, chrome grille a running horse, full covers and chrome wrap-around A characteristic standard on the Mustang for was the three taillights on both

The interior of the Mustang was just as as the exterior, with two seats in the and a tiny backseat.

The 1965 debuted as a simple sports powered by a 170 cid six cylinder and a pair of The name Mustang was taken a fighter plane, the P-51

The horse motif quickly the emblem for the mustang as preliminary were made to the horse. was enjoying its high volume and visibility, while buyers its low price, short trunk long hood and variety of Halfway through 1964 introduced the sporty 2+2 fastback style that joined the coupe and convertible.

For the 1965 year, the Fastback model was and in April of this same the GT model was unveiled. For this alone, over 500,000 were produced.

Only cosmetic updates were in 1966, while the choice of interior colors and styles increased to 34 variety options. To separate the Mustang from its roots, the gauge cluster was and the 260 cid V8 was replaced with 2 and 4 barrel of the 289 cid V8. From 1965 through 1rst 1966 the Shelby Mustang dominated on the racing

The Shelby was available in 4 different and received automatic transmission. examples were prepared for Rent a Car for rental to weekend racers. Through 1968 a supercharger; which boosted as much as 40%, was available on the

The following year the 1967 received a larger grille and air-scoops. This year’s was a much more aggressive that featured much accurate to the available engines. bulkier sheetmetal below the was added, along with a tail panel along a full fastback roofline for the body style.

A big block 390 was by Ford to compete with the all new Camaro SS396. The 390 was slightly but its popularity sealed the end of the 289 cid engine, was dropped from the lineup. The California Special was introduced in and received a new dashboard with two meters, and three little

The GT350 continued to be powered by a 289 V8, though output dropped to The brand new GT500 was powered by a 428V8. Featuring plenty of options, the 1967 Shelby’s considered to be ‘much more and appealed greatly to buyers.

were the final Shelby actually built by Shelby-American, all models would be built by with little involvement by

For the 1968 model year, the received side trim, a simpler grille and a limited of 427 engines. These engines out 390bhp, though they slightly detuned, they had street popularity. The 428 Cobra Jet was introduced on April 1, 1968. on the regular 428, the Cobra Jet larger valve heads, an windage tray and the race intake manifold.

The output was at 335bhp and it featured ram-air and breathed through a functional scoop. Shelby’s remained in the and were joined by an available model that was renamed the Cobra. The GT350 received a 302 cid 250 bhp in place of its 289 cid 306 bhp engine. The GT-500 was and replaced by the GT-500KR (‘King of the halfway through the year.

new model came with the new Ram Air 428 Jet, still underrated at 335 A total of 249,447 2D Hardtop were produced this 42,581 fastback models, and convertibles.

The 1969 Mustang was larger, longer by nearly 4 and much heavier. A running similar to the one of the front fenders of the generation appeared in place of the and new inner headlights were New models introduced this were the Grande, the Mach 1, the 429 and the Boss 302.

The Grande was based solely on the hardtop and was a luxurious model both and out. The Mach 1 was a vehicle its racing side accentuated, the Mach 1 featured a plus air scoops, a tough Windsor a matblack hood and heavy Arriving standard with a 351 cid V8, the 1 could also be had with the 428 Jet, which now came in states of tune, the first a non-Ram Air version, the second was the version and the and the Super Cobra Jet came with the Drag option.

The Boss Mustangs named after stylist Shinoda’s nickname for Ford Semon ‘Bunkie’ Knudson. The 302 Mustang was an exclusive model was introduced to give Ford an to use the vehicle on the Trans-Am races. Ford was allowed to run the Boss 302 on the circuit, Ford had to sell a vehicles to the public, according to the regulations.

The Boss 302 was Ford’s to Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 in Am racing. The Boss 429 package complete with a race 429 cid V8 with ram air induction, an aluminum riser and header type manifolds. Unfortunately, the Boss were a complete disappointment on the where their dependence on revs hurt their starts, and the original batch had valve springs that stop winding at 4500rpm than 6000rpm.

They did good handling, and the Boss 429 through 1970. A total of Mach 1’s were this year, along 14,746 convertibles, 22,182 Hardtop Coupes, 1,934 302’s and 858 of the Boss 429.

For the model year, the Boss 302 and 429 on, while the 428 Cobra Jet remained as the top choice for the Mach 1 Mustang. The 429 Jet was new for 1970 and standard in the Boss The Super Cobra Jet was rated for 375 bhp the 429 Cobra Jet was rated at 370 bhp.

was the final year for the Shelby A total of 40,970 Mach were produced, 7,643 13,581 Grande Hardtop 6,318 Boss 302’s and 498 429s.

For the 1970 Mustang, went back to just two replacing the outboard lights attractive scoops that fed at all. The phony side were also deleted on all The 351 V8’s were now produced at Cleveland plant rather the Windsor, Ontario facility and of a slightly different design.

for the 1970 model year to 190,727 Mustangs.

The 1971 was extended by 2.1 inches of length, 2.8 of width, a 100lbs were and an additional inch of wheelbase was Ford’s decade of ‘Total was reaching its end. Taken off of the this year was the Shelby the Boss 302 and the Boss 429 models.

The engine choices were not as the 351 engine was detuned from 300 bhp to 285 bhp the 429 Cobra Jet dropped 5 bhp down to 370

The Mach 1 Mustang and the all-new 351 model was dominated the performance end for in 1970. The Mach 1 featured the 351 V8 as its standard engine and it came 285bhp though a 330bhp was also available. The top power was the 429 Super Cobra Jet Ram Air, the 429 Cobra Jet sported 370bhp.

The 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air had 11.3:1 compression and had This would the Boss only season as Ford’s was continuously declining. The 351 weighed and featured a race bred 351 that had a radical solid-lifter 11.0:1 compression, ram-air

It also came with a four-speed transmission and 3.91:1 differential. Only 149,678 were sold in 1971, less than the previous

1972 led to all power ratings listed in net ratings which all accessories. The end of Ford Mustang this led to some drastic in power listings, which the drop of all big block options. The 1 ended up being the only with any performance, as the Boss 351 was A total of 27,675 Mach were produced, and 6,401

The top engine option for 1972 was a 351 Cleveland.

For 1973 emission were only tightened and all engine choices’ power were dropped. Mandatory that could withstand a collision were the result of new guidelines. These bumpers did not do to improve the look of the Mustang. just 156bhp, the top engine was a 351 V8.

picked up for 1973 and a total of Mustangs were sold, realized that it was time to the Mustang.

The fifth generation of the Mustang was introduced in 1974. the Mustang II was considered by many to be too underpowered, feature poor but surprisingly, it sold very Baby boomers were to smaller imported cars, and regulations made the high-compression, V8’s rather unstable.

decided to make the Mustang a more fuel-efficient car to keep up the market.

The 1974 Mustang II was without the Falcon components had been a standard from day The all-new Mustang was placed the basic structure and suspension of its Pinto. Still a unibody the Pinto was smaller than the but basically similar, and the front was still a double wishbone while the rear suspension was bolted to its solid rear to a pair of leaf springs.

The of the Pinto did have a rack-and-pinion gear instead of the Falcon’s ball, and the front disc were standard.

With an length of only 175 inches, the II rode on a very small inch wheelbase and weighed 400 lbs less than the previous version. Though a smaller the Mustang II actually featured Mustang styling features the scalloped sides, the running in the grille and the three-piece taillights. The II was available as either a fastback or a notchback coupe.

Prices from $3,134 for the base and $3,674 for a Mach 1 hatchback.

The 1974 Mustang II was the first to ever be offered with a engine and without a V8. Rated at a 88 horsepower, the base engine was a cam four that displaced 2.3 The German-built ‘Cologne’ 2.8 liter OHV V6 was the optional engine and it only a disappointing 105 horsepower. The first II was considered to be very underpowered.

The four-speed manual or a three-speed were the only two transmissions

For this year, a ‘Ghia’ and Mach 1 fastback were available. The Ghia featured a top and special interior trim was ‘fancy’. The Mach 1 came the V6.

Despite being an unpopular today, this more Mustang II was sold an amazingly units for 1974.

For 1975 the V8 was to the Mustang lineup. Achieving 122 the 5.0-liter V8 had only a two-barrel and exhaled through a cataylic The automatic transmission was the only available behind the V8. A new ‘MPG’ was added to the 1975 model

Unfortunately the Mustang II wasn’t as as its predecessors and production dipped to

The following year not many were made, and all the variations the 1975 model year along with the addition of a new appearance package that was on the fastback. The Cobra II package was introduced this year and a large rear spoiler, a hood scoop and blue across white paint to a fastback. It looked impressive, the Cobra II wasn’t any faster other similarly powered IIs.

Also new this was the now 134-horsepower V8 made available a four-speed manual transmission, an output of the standard four to 92 horsepower while the V6’s jumped to 102 horsepower. Sales for peaked at 187,567 units.

The Mustang II was only featured trim changes from the year. The Cobra II did receive a of new colors available. The options now included T-top removable roof panels and simulated wheel covers.

The V6 power to 93 hp, and the four down to 89hp. was dropped down to 153,117 for 1977.

The extreme ‘King version was introduced in 1978 and some snazzy graphics with a hood scoop backward. The only changes for the II for this year were updates to the trim. Production for surprisingly peaked at 192,410

The sixth generation of the Ford was unveiled in 1979 and was built the shortened chassis of the Ford ‘Fox’ body that had introduced the year before. The parts were replaced the unibody structure of the Fox platform, but where the similarities ended. A MacPherson strut system was the new suspension that mounted a separate from the strut while a new link and coil rear suspension held up the of the car.

This basic system would remain in use on the Mustang until the 2003 lyear.

The 1979 Mustang be purchased as a coupe or a fastback Measuring at 179.1 inches, the new rode on a 100.4-inch wheelbase. model featured much room than previous due to a more upright-oriented cockpit and doors that allowed for shoulder and hip room.

Not really as previous models, the new Mustang was angular and handsome. Four headlights appeared, but no running in the shovel nose grille, and the also no longer featured the side scallop. The taillights also divided into six instead of three.

Honda CB 400 Super Four Special Edition
Honda CB 400 Super Four Special Edition

The same engines from the 1978 II could be found on the 1979 Rated at 88 hp was the 2.3-liter SOHC, the V8 achieved 140 horsepower, while the Cologne V6 made 109 HP. New this was a turbocharged version of the four was capable of 140 hp, but unfortunately this had epic boost lag and very bad The previous 200-cubic-inch; 3.3-liter OHV six was reintroduced and achieved 94 hp.

Three-speed was optional, while four-speed transmissions were standard all engines.

1979 was a very year for the Mustang! Around models were built year and the most desirable of all this year ended up the 6,000 Indy pace car fastbacks. This model with a unique hood a snazzy rear spoiler, a front air dam, Recaro seats and black and silver with orange graphics.

car could be purchased with turbo four or V8 power came with the TRX wheel and package. A ‘Cobra’ package was on the hatchback and featured a fake scoop, though no pillars and the trim returned to the coupe.

very few visual changes made for the 1980 model for the Mustang, several options changed that affected years lineup that this year a bad year for The 2.8-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8 were deleted from the line, the only six available was the pathetic straight six. The only V8 was a new of Ford’s small-block that 255 cubic inches, and could shrug out 119 hp.

This was considered to be the V8 engine ever offered in a The Turbo four became the powerful engine available in

The 1980 Cobra package all of the spoilers and scoops used on the year’s pace car, with a gaudy oversized hood decal. A total of units were sold.

In a five-speed manual transmission became available for the Ford as an option behind the regular and fours. The T-Top roof to the options list for the Mustang year. Sale dipped to 182,552 vehicles.

Finally in things started to improve for the Mustang. A new ‘High Output’ of the 5.0-liter V8 was unveiled and could an impressive 157 hp with 2-barrel in a revived Mustang GT hatchback. The Mustang GT was backed be a four-speed transmission.

Three progressively luxurious series were also this year, the L, GL and For a brief time, the turbo was deleted, while the base iron lump straight six and the V8 all continued on through 1982. A Service Package’ notchback was introduced (though not sold to the and was equipped with the Mustang 157-horsepower V8 and four-speed transmission.

was a pursuit vehicle for the California Patrol, and the CHP purchased 400 of these These models continued in until 1993 when ended production.

In 1983 an grille with Ford’s Oval logo placed at its The Mustang convertible returned to the in the form of a conversion performed by Inc. on coupe bodies. convertible was available in either GLX or GT and came with power rear-quarter windows that down and a real glass window.

Also in this the Mustang drivetrain was revamped. The six the 4.2 liter V8 were completely while an updated version of the 2.3-liter SOHC four was to the lineup, this time electronic fuel injection improved the turbo lag and increased longevity. The 5.0-liter HO V8 now came a four-barrel carburetor and was rated at 175 hp.

The V8 was now available with the fabulous T5 five-speed manual transmission. The option was the new ‘Essex’ 3.8-liter V6 achieved 112 horsepower. Despite all of modifications, 1983 wasn’t the year for the Ford Mustang, and a total of 120,873 Mustangs sold, and this included convertibles.

Not too many changes were for the 1984 model year, as was a carryover. With 165 hp, a fuel-injected of the HO V8 was available with the automatic Back for one final year, the four was now rated at 145 horsepower in the GT.

The suspension tuning was revised a and halfway through the 1984 year, Ford introduced a 20th anniversary package for and hatchbacks.

The big news for this was introduction of the sophisticated SVO Mustang. a very unique look, the SVO have a grille on its front end and it single square headlamps. by an inter-cooled version of the turbocharged four, it was rated at a very hp. The SVO was equipped nicely and featured wheels on five-lug hubs four-wheel disc brakes.

it was priced very high at and it was no match in speed to the V8-powered GT. Sales were not impressive.

In an all-new grille design was and it featured a single large between the two pairs of headlights. The GT received a new set of 15-inch cast-aluminum with P225/60VR15 Goodyear ‘Gatorback’ tires. The 5.0 HO engine now achieve 210 hp in four-barrel carbureted

The turbocharged four was taken off the GT options list, meanwhile the SVO in the lineup.

The only induction on the 1986 5.0 HO was fuel injection, was 200 hp in the Mustang GT with both the manual and four-speed automatic. year real dual was introduced and now there where two converters so each engine featured its own exhaust right to the pipes. The SVO had an output of 200 hp and its turbo was recalibrated.

The V6 engine option was in 1987, which resulted in the of the expensive SVO. Trim were down to just LX and GT, the in LX was only the hatchback and convertible in both trims. The GT received its own face, specific taillights, spoiler, turbine wheels and side skirts. The LX and GT models received a new interior that an improved dashboard that all of the instruments in a pod directly in front of the

Now even the 2.3-liter, SOHC engine now featured fuel and could get 90 hp. The 5.0-liter HO was now updated and achieve 225 hp regardless of transmission. The and ’89 Mustangs remained unchanged from 1987, the ‘5.0 Mustang’ also mechanically unchanged through

For the 1990 model year was seriously contemplating re-engineering the to accept a driver-side airbag, but chose to spend the money and the airbag, meanwhile eliminating the steering column in the process. The year an all-new five-spoke, wheel was available on both LX and GT Mustangs. This model on the next year, with a few ‘limited edition’ models

In 1993 the Mustang GT and basic LX remained virtually unchanged. The engine’s output was updated to 205 and an all-new special-edition Mustang, the SVT was introduced! Extremely attractive, the SVT featured 1983 Mustang the front air dam from the GT, 17-inch and a new grille with the running emblem prominently displayed.

The inside the Cobra was updated to 235 horsepower, while the larger tires and four-wheel disc ‘all expanded the other of performance’. Ford was able to 114,228 Fox-based Mustangs this year, even 15 years in production. A total of Cobra’s were produced the ’93 model year, an additional 107 ‘Cobra R’s’ produced.

These models track ready versions of the that were built normal luxuries like a or even a radio.

The seventh of the Ford Mustang was introduced in and continued on until 1998. new Mustang was very obviously by the styling themes of previous The galloping horse was once placed in the grille, and the side was returned while the taillights split into three horizontally rather than

The interior featured a twin-pod that utilized the dashes ’64 ½ and ’73. A two-door with a semi-fastback roof and a where the only two body offered.

For this year, the Fox was thoroughly reinforced, but the basic MacPherson strut front and sprung solid rear remained the same. ABS was optional and disc brakes were now throughout the line. The new convertible the drop top, and this was the Mustang convertible since that was actually conceived as a and not a conversion.

The structure was much and the car now handled than the previous model.

Only two engine were available for 1994, Mustangs received a fuel-injected of the 3.8-liter Essex V6 rated at 145 The GT received an updated version of V8 with a flatter intake that was rated at 215 horsepower. of these engines could be to either five-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

The 1994 GT could be purchased with 16-inch or 17-inch wheels and and it was found to be the most dependable and handling Mustang.

The Mustang was to pace the Indianapolis 500 for the third in its history. Ford used its Special Vehicle Team to another Cobra version of the The end result of the teams effort was a modified GT that featured wheels, and due to a set of Ford’s ‘GT40′ heads and a different intake, a V8 that produced 240 horsepower.

The was easily recognized by its blistered front fascia with foglamps, rear spoiler and logos on the fenders and in their The Cobra used to pace the 500 was a while the Cobra coupe was more common. In 1994 1,000 Cobra convertibles sold, while 5,009 coupes were sold year.

A big hit, the new Mustang was into a market that the same as it had been in 1965. A of 123,198 Mustangs were during the 1994 model

Not many changes were in 1995 as the concept was basically fresh and quite popular. A new GTS was introduced this year, and was the Mustang GT’s drivetrain in a plain Mustang shell. were increased to 190,994 for this year and that 48,264 convertibles along another 5,006 SVT Cobras.

For the 5.0-liter V8 was replaced with 4.6 liter, SOHC V8 in the Mustang GT. engine was rated at the same 215 as the outgoing 5.0. The 4.6 started a new trend in Mustang history as the old Ford V8 engine was deleted 31 years of faithful service.

The V6 was re-rated to 150 horsepower and transmission remained the five-speed manual or automatic.

For 1995 several 250 R models were introduced, by a 5.8-liter version of the Ford V8 that achieved 300 horsepower. they weren’t very due to the lack of creature comforts AC, radio and a rear seat.

The year Ford added new for the Mustang that were vertically into three The only other minor was revised front fender on the GT heralding the 4.6 engine. A majorly version of the SVT Cobra was introduced in same year and it came with an all-aluminum, DOHC, version of the 4.6-liter engine. The featured a new bulge to accommodate the engine.

This SVT Cobra came 305 horsepower and performed so much than the previous model, was the most powerful V8 in a Mustang the Boss 351 back in 1971. In Cobra production peaked at coupes and 2,510 convertibles.

For the model year, the Mustang was in a variety of new colors, and it sported new and a new security system. A total of Mustangs were produced year, 6,961 of them Cobra coupes, and 3,088 convertibles. The Cobra received five-spoke wheels, revisions to the V8 that increased output to 225

The 1998 Mustang was basically a and sales increased nicely to a of 175,522 produced for the year. Out of amount, 5,174 of those Cobra coupes and 3,480 convertibles.

For 1999 the Mustang into its eighth generation of and to celebrate, received an updated and rear fascia along new sharply creased fenders. A new was also added around the horse in the Mustang’s grille. The and chassis basically remained the the only big change for this was that all 1999 Mustangs special 35th anniversary on their front fenders.

ratings were largely though for this year as revisions were made to the base Mustang’s 3.8-liter V6 and the 4.6-liter V8. The V6 was now capable of 190 horsepower the V8 was at an impressive 260. The five-speed or four-speed automatic transmission remained the same.

The updated was intended to be the pride and joy for the Mustang in The first independent rear was utilized for the first time on a and it was basically a trailing arm system incorporated lightweight aluminum arms that rode in its cradle, which bolted in of the solid rear axle used on other Mustangs.

The suspension was now in great shape, but the updated 4.6-liter, DOHC, V8 was originally rated at 320 hp but many found that their often made less 300 hp. Cobra owners posted a suit and demanded refunds or new and Ford scrambled desperately to their customers. Cobra was suspended during the 2000 year, only a total of Cobra’s were produced in and only 454 for 2000.

For 2000, the remained mostly the same for the addition of new fender badges. by a 5.4-liter, iron-block version of the 32-valve engine that at an incredible 385 hp, a very small (300) of ‘Cobra R’ were introduced this They came very and very pricey, with a pricetag of $55,845, and lacking any like AC, or a backseat, surprisingly, models sold out immediately.

was a great year for the Mustang, and a of 215,393 units were

2001, the Cobra returned! new this year was Mustang’s at a bit of nostalgia with its special edition Mustang GT coupe was designed to evoke memories of the Mustang driven by Steve in the film of the same name. on the regular GT, the Bullitt featured a suspension, new five-spoke wheels, and a door designed to look to an aircraft’s.

The interior of the Bullitt special upholstery and unique on the instrumentation, an aluminum ball knob and aluminum-finished pedals, all of the ’68 GT. The engine could 265 hp and featured a large throttle The Bullitt could be purchased in black or dark green.

A success, all 5,000 models sold immediately.

For 2002 the wheels from the Bullitt its way to the options list for the regular but this was the only change for year. The following year, a more powerful Cobra was along with an all-new edition Mach 1 model. out an astonishing 390 hp, the new Cobra utilized a version of the 4.6-liter, DOHC, V8.

This baby was the quickest and Mustang EVER built by

The new Mach 1 introduced in 2002 was mechanically identical to the ’98 in specification. It did use a normally aspirated of the 4.6-liter, DOHC engine was now rated at 305 hp, a solid rear and five-speed manual transmission. The hood scoop returned on the 1. Other features were a black painted hood and versions of the Magnum 500 wheels the 1960’s.

For 2004 the Mustang 40 years of production and placed a anniversary badge on each Mustang. An Anniversary package be bought, and it included beige crimson paint, beige and monogrammed floor mats. introduced a completely redesigned at the 2004 North American Auto Show, dubbed

Based on an all-new D2C platform, the was developed under the direction of Engineer Hau Thai-Tang and exterior designer Sid Ramnarace.

2005 the ninth generation of the Ford and the all-new Mustang debuted as a concept. Finally the Fox platform was put to bed and with the DEW98 platform was already being used for the LS and the Thunderbird. Wanting to pay tribute to the classic models in its history, the new featured the side sculpting, the roofline and taillights, reminiscent of the Mustang, while the canted with its large grille and headlights was much like the to ’69 Mustangs.

The interior of the Mustang was also very to the old model, with a dual-hooded with optional aluminum panels it was much like the Mustang. The big speedo and tach, steering wheel hub and circular air were also reminiscent to old The backlighting was changeable and at the simple of a button could be changed white, blue, green to hues.

The seating in the Mustang was now up, going from the ‘sitting on an seating position, was replaced a seat where one sits in, rather than on the seats. The gearshifter of the past was now replaced a remote-linkage setup that the stick within easy

The GT featured 300 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque, the 4.6-liter, all aluminum V8 sports valves per cylinder along variable valve timing. The V6 can achieve 200 hp, featured 235 lb-ft of and came with the option of manual or four-speed automatic. The GT with five gears, and the of either automatic or manual

The newest Mustang is quite mostly due to the new suspension and lighter-weight along with repositioned and coil springs. Larger were also added, with a more stout axle with more control arms.

This generation is manufactured at the AutoAlliance plan in Flat Rock,

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