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Ford Mustang

Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Ford Mustang 2011

Ford Mustang | Car Auto Online | The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by Ford Motor Company. That was originally based on second-generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. Introduced at the beginning, April 17, 1964 as "1964 ½" model, the 1965 Mustang was the most successful launch of the car since the Model A. This model is the third oldest Ford board in production and has undergone several transformations in its fifth generation.

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Ford Mustang GT 2000

The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobilessports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks—and gave rise to competitors such as GM's Chevrolet Camaro, AMC's Javelin, and Chrysler's revamped Plymouth Barracuda. It also inspired coup├ęs such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were exported to the United States.

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Ford Mustang GT 1990

Production of the 1965 Mustang (VIN coded by Ford and titled as 1965 models) began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964 and the car was introduced to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World's Fair. It is Ford's third oldest nameplate currently in production next to the F-Series pickup truck line (which has undergone major nameplate changes over the years) and the Falcon that is still in production in Australia.

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Ford Mustang 1981

Executive stylist John Najjar, who was a fan of the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane, is credited by Ford to have suggested the name. He was involved in design work on the prototype Ford Mustang I. An alternative view was that Robert J. Eggert, Ford Division market research manager, first suggested the Mustang name. Eggert, a breeder of quarterhorses, received a birthday present from his wife of the book, The Mustangs by J. Frank Dobie in 1960. Later, the book’s title gave him the idea of adding the “Mustang” name for Ford’s new concept car. The designer preferred Cougar or Torino (and an advertising campaign using the Torino name was actually prepared), while Henry Ford II wanted T-bird II. As the person responsible for Ford’s research on potential names, Eggert added “Mustang” to the list to be tested by focus groups; “Mustang,” by a wide margin, came out on top under the heading: “Suitability as Name for the Special Car.” The name could not be used in Germany, however, because it was owned by Krupp, which had manufactured trucks between 1951 and 1964 with the name Mustang. Ford refused to buy the name for about US$10,000 from Krupp at the time. Kreidler, a manufacturer of mopeds, also used the name, so Mustang was sold in Germany as the "T-5" until December 1978.

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Ford Mustang 1973

Mustang grew up with the taller and heavier each model year until, in response to the 1971-1973 models, Ford returned the car to its original size and concept for 1974. Since then he has seen several generations of platform designs. Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original pony car to remain in continuous production for over four decades of development and review. - Car Review

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