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The Mustang II
The Ford Mustang has been around for a long time, and when a model has a very long life it is invariably going to go through a series of facelifts to reflect the changing times. Up to now there have been five different generations of the Mustang, and given the ongoing popularity of the car there will probably be more generations to follow.
In this post we are going to take a look at the second generation that gave us the vehicle known as the Mustang II.
Meet The BossThe Ford Mustang was spectacularly successful from the very beginning of its long and illustrious run. Ford expected the Mustang to be successful of course, but even company executives were astonished at just how well received the car actually was.
They didn’t expect it to reach the 100,000 mark in total sales for the 1965 model year, but in fact they sold that many cars during the first three months. In all, over 400,000 Mustangs were sold for that initial model year and by the time the car was 18 months old 1 million of them had been produced.
As we go about our day-to-day lives showing up at work and acting out our roles as members of our families, we are kind of like Clark Kent. He was quite sincere and earnest in his role as a successful newspaper reporter, but there was more to him than met the eye. When the time was right he would slip into the nearest phone booth and emerge as Superman, an entirely different persona.
This is what it’s like to be a true classic Mustang fan. You seem like a mild-mannered everyday person on the outside, but there is another part of you that lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps Mustangs.
The Original Shelby Mustangs
If you are a fan of classic Mustangs you are undoubtedly familiar with the original Shelby Mustangs. But for those who are not fully initiated, let’s take a look at some of the basic details surrounding these classic American performance vehicles.
Caroll Shelby is one of the most influential automobile designers and race car drivers of all time. Back in the 1960s his company was called Shelby American, and they where known for their high performance modifications.
The ’67 Mustang: Added Power And Size
The Ford Mustang hit the ground running and it was so influential that it spawned a number of vehicles that were designed in an effort to cash in on the success of the “pony car” concept. The Ford Barracuda was one of the competitors, along with the Mercury Cougar and the Pontiac Firebird.
General Motors was also adding the Chevrolet Camaro to the fray in 1967, so Ford was motivated to take steps to improve the Mustang and they chose to make it bigger and more powerful for the 1967 model year.
Welcome To The Online Home Of Classic Mustang Fans
There are few if any American cars that are more beloved than the Ford Mustang. The influence that this iconic vehicle has had on the automotive industry cannot be overstated, and its staying power tells you a lot about just how deeply this car has become embedded in the public consciousness.
The Ford Mustang made its debut as a commercially available vehicle in April of 1964, with the car being dubbed a “1964 1/2.” Now here we are late in 2011 and you still seem to see Mustangs on the road everywhere you turn. These cars are still as relevant as it gets and this is quite an accomplishment when you consider the legions of “Johnny-come-lately’s” that have come and gone since the middle of the 1960s.