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I am huge fan of Stephen King, the man and his books. While I don’t consider myself to be a horror book connoisseur, I am a fan of a well-written book set in the real world (or at least a realistic world). I am also a fan of novelists who are not afraid to show the world what they love. It is obvious that Stephen King has a love of classic cars, because he includes them frequently in his best books.
Dropping the Ford Mustang for the Ford Probe: Say It Isn’t So!
The late 1970s were not good for the auto industry. As gas became more expensive and fuel needed to be rationed, automakers had to make major changes. One car that had serious trouble in the 1970s was the Ford Mustang. Many manufacturers had to turn their hotrods into front wheel drive gas sippers, and Ford turned to the unfortunate Mustang II. But, for fans of the Ford Mustang, the worst was still on its way.
The Mustang In Movies
The impact that the Mustang had when it was first released in April 1964 really cannot be overstated. You have to remember that smaller cars were a relatively new phenomena. The Ford Mustang was actually influenced by the compact car that was carrying the load for Ford at the time that the Mustang was introduced, that being the rather tame Ford Falcon.
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.
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.