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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.
Songs About Cars
Cars and music go hand-in-hand. The first radio was installed in 1922 in a Chevy. For $200 the radio antenna dominated the roof of the car as well as the majority of interior. It was not convenient. Needless-to-say, the radio did not take off. But, by the mid 1940s, there were over 9 million cars with radios. Over the years, there have been several songs about cars and most of those catchy lyrics have stuck with us for decades. These are some of the most memorable cars and the songs about them:
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.
“Fords On Fourth” Coming To Tucson
The wintertime months can be a little bit of a downer for classic car fans who like to take to the road to participate in classic car cruises and take road trips to classic car shows.
Of course, if you like to roll up your sleeves and work on your vintage Mustang the garage can be kept warm all year around and a lot of classic Mustang fans keep themselves busy that way.
Buying A Classic Mustang
Classic Mustang fans come from a lot of different directions. There are those who presently own a Mustang or multiple Mustangs, but there are also people who remember back to a time when they owned one of these classic cars.
And then there is another group that has always wanted to own a Mustang without ever having had the right opportunity to acquire one.
There’s one thing that all three of these groups have in common: All of these people are probably interested in the possibility of purchasing a Mustang whether it is to add to a collection or start one.
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.
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.