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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.
At the present time the Mustang is in its fifth generation of production, and it is the car that gave rise to the “pony car” revolution that spawned the creation of the Chevrolet Camaro and others such as the Pontiac Firebird and the AMC Javelin. Though the Mustang without question was far more influential, historians will be quick to point out the fact that the Plymouth Barracuda, also considered to be a pony car in retrospect, was actually released a couple of weeks before the Ford Mustang earlier in 1964.
The Mustang got its name not from an equine enthusiast but from a Ford executive at the time named John Najjar who wanted to name it after a World War II fighter called the P-51 Mustang. He would probably have been hard-pressed to envision the car bearing that name on into the 21st century with millions having been sold.
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