Racking up sales of 22,000 units the first day it was introduced to the public on April 17, 1964, the Mustang was an instant hit. It also broke the mold for it was from this model that the term "pony car" was derived to describe a new breed of sporty "compacts."
Mustang fans know that the first Mustang was a Falcon stretched a couple of inches. Ford decided to use as many existing mechanical parts as possible to lower production costs. The buyer was given a multitude of options to customize his purchase thereby generating extra profits for Ford. Mustangs were offered with the option of V8 (289cid) or six-cylinder engines; eights outsold sixes two-to-one in 1964-1968. Customer could thus buy the car just for its good looks, and make do with 100 bhp, or order more power with 400 bhp and enjoy real sports car performance.
1964 Ford Mustang Convertible
Production 2,077,826 (Model Years 1964-1968)
Transmission Three- or four-speed manual or three-speed automatic.
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