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The Man Behind the Mustang
As one of the most famous muscle car brands in American history, the Mustang brings a sense of power, speed, and aggression to the road. Having endured years of changing consumer demands and the rising and falling of the economy, the Mustang continues to impress to this day. Behind every great muscle car, though, is a hard-working individual who developed the idea in the first place. Let’s take a look at the life of Lee Iacocca, the man behind the Mustang.
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.