Photo gallery, timeline: 50 years of Ford Mustangs

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Ford pitched the original as a car with enough variants for Launched April 17, 1964, officially a 1965 model. Ford Motor)


On Thursday, Ford unveils the Mustang via simultaneous events in six worldwide. The new Mustang goes fall, a few months after the anniversary of the original 1965 Mustang, which was unveiled at New World’s Fair on April 17,

Since that original car More than nine Mustangs have been and rivals such as the Chevrolet Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth and Dodge Challenger came and — and some have again.

Here is a timeline Ford of milestones in the 50 years of


• Ford Motor Company to develop a fun-to-drive personal car will appeal to post-World War II Boomers. The still-unnamed car — referred to in Ford documents as the 1/2 car — is to be derived from the Falcon compact. Gale sketches and clay model win an design competition establish the pony car proportion – a long, hood, short rear and sharply sculpted flanks.

• A mid-engine sports car concept is the car to wear the Mustang name – suggested by designer John as an homage to the legendary P51 Mustang plane from World War II and inspired by the wild horse of the West. The concept debuts in 1962 at the United States Prix at Watkins Glen, where race driver Dan drives it around the circuit.

• In 1963, a second concept as Mustang II is shown at Watkins and is the first public preview of the direction for the production Mustang.

I, 1965-1973


• The 1965-model Mustang is officially unveiled at the New World’s Fair and goes on Friday, April 17, 1964 as a and convertible. Standard equipment a 170-cubic-inch, inline six-cylinder three-speed floor-shift transmission, covers, padded dash, seats and carpeting. It weighs 2,572 pounds.

Price at launch is $2,368. The expects annual sales of 100,000, but 22,000 orders are that first day and sales 400,000 in the first 12 months.

• known retail customer to buy a Gail Brown purchases her convertible from a Chicago two days early on April 15. 50 years later, she still the car.

• Earliest pre-production serial No. 1, is a Wimbledon White with a V-8 built in 1964. While on a promotional of Canada, a Ford dealer in St. Newfoundland mistakenly sells the car to

Stanley Tucker, a pilot Eastern Provincial Airlines. reacquires the car from Capt. in March 1966 in exchange for No. 1,000,001.

The original car is now on display at The Ford museum in Dearborn,

• The fastback joins the lineup in

• Mustang’s movie career almost immediately, with an in the James Bond film

• One of the earliest known references to the in song is written and recorded by Rice in 1965. Mustang comes to fame a year when Wilson Pickett his version of the song.


• By 17, 1965, 418,812 Mustangs had sold, the best first ever for an all-new model.

• GT350 is introduced, with its V-8.

• In October Ford engineers dismantle a Mustang convertible into sections that can fit into the of the Empire State Building in New then reassemble it on the 86th-floor deck for promotional photos.

• Ford partners with American to build a limited run of rent-a-racers for Hertz that are on the stock GT350 fastback but automatic transmissions.


• is considered by many to be best design in the 1960s. The 1967 2+2 goes from a semi-notchback to a full-fastback roofline. Separate taillamps, a longer nose and a grille are added.

• Shelby adds a GT500 powered by the big-block V-8 355 hp.


• Slightly larger V-8 replaces the 289 midyear, and a medium-riser of Ford’s premier race – the 427-cubic-inch V-8 (rated at 390 hp.) – is as a $622 option.

• On April 1, the 428 Jet engine is introduced as part of an package aimed at enthusiasts.

• On 17, the movie Bullitt premiers a 10-minute live action car sequence featuring a Highland Mustang GT 390 fastback on the hills of San


• Steed for every mindset yields 11 different combinations. New models to the lineup the 290-hp Boss 302, Boss 429, Mach 1 and luxury model. Also for the first time is the 351-cubic-inch V-8 engine producing 250 hp with a carburetor, or 290 hp with a four-barrel.

• Ram-air Shaker hood can be ordered on any Mustang equipped a 351-cubic-inch or larger V-8.

• 1971 cars are the biggest ever – nearly a foot and almost 700 pounds heavier the originals. Gone from the are the Boss 302, Boss Shelby GT350 and GT500. The 351, with its 351 Cleveland V-8 and Jet heads, debuts.

Mach 1 is with a variety of powertrains, by the 370-hp 429 Super Cobra


• The impact of gasoline rising insurance premiums and controls brings the muscle-car era to a 1973 is the last model for the original Falcon-platform Mustang. The is discontinued.

GENERATION II, 1974-1978

• The completely redesigned Mustang II is Compared with the 1973 Mustang II is 19 inches shorter and 490 lighter. It is available as a notchback and a 2+2 There are only two engine – an 88-hp.

2.3-liter inline-four or a 2.8-liter V-6. For the first there is no V-8 or convertible.


• V-8 returns, but the produces only 133 hp. and comes with an automatic.


• II package joins the lineup, with nonfunctional hood racing stripes and front and spoilers. Available in white blue stripes, blue white stripes, and black gold stripes, it is recalls the Shelby Mustangs.


• models now are available with removable glass roof A new Sports Performance Package adds a four-speed manual to the V-8.


• New Cobra model is the first to wear a 5.0 badge – the metric of 302



• New Fox platform Mustang its debut. The new model is longer and than Mustang II yet 200 pounds and has European-influenced design. Engine are a 2.3-liter four (including a turbo version), a 2.8-liter a 3.3-liter inline six and a 140-hp. V-8


• V-8 is dropped for an 119-hp. V-8


• heads to the back burner, as the four is dropped and new emissions cut the 255. V-8’s power to 115 hp.

• As gas prices subside and new competition Mustang GT returns after a absence. Also back: the V-8, rated at 157 hp. with a carburetor. Optional T-tops


• After 10 years, a returns, with a power top and back window. A Holley carburetor boosts Mustang 5.0-liter V-8 to 175 hp.


• New Special Operations group that runs Ford race creates the Mustang SVO. It a front fascia with fog lamps, an off-center functional and a polycarbonate dual-wing rear Power is from a turbocharged and intercooled 2.3-liter four-cylinder 175 hp. and 210 lb.-ft. of torque.


• gets a revised 5.0-liter V-8 producing 210 hp. mated to a manual New Quadra-Shock rear suspension two extra horizontally mounted reduce wheel hop under acceleration.


• Mustang’s V-8 trades its for sequential multiport fuel Output drops to 200 hp.


• is heavily restyled, with a new body including faired-in


• Entry-level Mustangs an improved 105-hp. 2.3-liter All V-8 models get five-spoke, 16-inch wheels – the first factory


• Wire-style wheel and whitewall tires disappear the options list.


• new Special Vehicle Team limited-production SVT Mustang Cobra distinctive styling cues and upgrades. The low-volume, track-oriented R sells out prior to production.

IV, 1994-2004


• For its 30th Mustang is dramatically restyled 1,330 of the 1,850 parts are The new Fox-4 platform is structurally The hatchback is discontinued, leaving the coupe and the convertible. The GT’s V-8 engine produces 215 hp.

A new SVT Mustang launches midyear with a 240 hp. V-8.


• Final year for the 5.0-liter V-8 that life in 1962 as the V-8 in and grew to 289-, 302- and variants.

• The second SVT Mustang R is introduced, with only 250 to be built. It’s street-legal, but for racing in showroom stock with a 300-hp. 5.8-liter V-8 and manual.

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• The Mustang GT and SVT Cobra get Ford’s new 4.6-liter V-8, Ford’s first V-8 to use overhead camshafts. Mustang GT a single-overhead-cam layout with two per cylinder for 215 hp. Cobra has dual-overhead and four valves per cylinder for 305 hp. the aluminum V-8.


• gives Mustang sharp and pronounced wheel arch plus a new hood, grille, and lamps. Base 3.8-liter V-6 a 27% boost to 190 hp.

• SVT Mustang Cobra the first Mustang with a independent rear suspension.


• The third SVT Mustang R is produced. This lightweight, racer has a 385-hp. 5.4-liter V-8, and Mustang’s first manual. Production limited to 300


• Inspired by the 1968 driven by Steve McQueen in the Bullitt., the Mustang Bullitt GT with the same Highland green paint, plus scoops; 17-inch, Bullitt-style wheels; and lowered, specially suspension.


• Mustang alone as production ends for its two remaining competitors – Chevrolet and Pontiac Firebird.


• Mach 1 returns with a V-8 engine, Shaker hood 17-in. heritage wheels by 1969-73 Mustang Mach 1 and 1960s-style comfort weave

• SVT Mustang Cobra gets an supercharger for its 4.6-liter V-8, ups output to 390 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque for the regular-production Mustang to date.

• 2004 models are the last at the Assembly Plant, which Mustangs every year its inception.



• All-new fifth-generation debuts as a 2005 model an all-new platform and six-inch-longer It’s the first Mustang on a platform. Retro styling a forward-leaning grille, side stick contours and tri-bar Power is a 210-hp. 4.0-liter V6 or a

4.6-liter V-8. Production in fall 2004 in Flat Mich.

• Ford introduces the of a series of turnkey Mustang-based cars, the FR500C.


• years after the GT350H, Shelby American and Hertz again for a run of 500 automatic transmission-equipped GT-H coupes.


• SVT with Carroll Shelby on the powerful production Mustang to time, the 2007 Shelby Mustang. It’s available as or coupe and powered by a 500-hp. 5.4-liter V-8.


• returns to building turnkey drag racing cars the 2008 Cobra Jet. It has a 5.4-liter V-8. Customers can ready-to-race cars directly Ford dealers

• Mustang Bullitt is revived for a limited run.


• in early 2009, the 2010 is refreshed with more haunches, chamfered rear and trapezoidal grille.


• Mustang lineup receives powertrains for 2011 model Standard engine is a DOHC V-6 generating 305 hp and EPA-rated at 31 mpg on the highway. New 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 generates 412 hp.

supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 for the Shelby now features a lighter aluminum with plasma-coated cylinder and its 550 hp. is the most ever in a production All engines now have six-speed or manual transmissions.


• Boss 302 is revived as a track-oriented for a two-year limited-edition run. V-8 is upgraded to produce 444 hp and features first launch-control system.

• 2013 Shelby GT500 is with the world’s most production V-8 – a supercharged 5.8-liter 662 hp. and 631 lb.-ft. of torque.


• Rock builds its one-millionth a red GT convertible on Mustang’s 49th April 17, 2013.


• On Dec. 5, the new sixth-generation 2015-model is simultaneously revealed in six locations the world.


• On April 2014, Mustang fans around the world will for massive celebration of 50 years of at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Motor Speedway.


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