Many believe that era of the pony car began with the introduction of the Ford Mustang, and of course the Mustang did inspire the term that was coined by the editor of Car Life magazine back then, Dennis Shattuck. Its stunning popularity also catapulted the concept into the public consciousness, so it can be said that the Mustang was the most important of the cars that went on to be considered pony cars. But it was not the first. The Mustang was offered to the public on April Fool’s Day in 1964, but the Plymouth Barracuda, which is also considered to be a pony car, was released a couple of weeks prior to the Mustang.
Of course the Barracuda, which was a very cool car, went out of production after the 1974 model year. The Mustang, on the other hand, is still going strong today and has been in production continuously since its smashing debut back in 1964. Take a ride down memory lane with us today and check out these equestrian beauties below. And as an aside, keep this in mind: you can shop for classic pony cars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at FossilCars.com!
Contributed by Fossil Cars Staff Writer