The Mustang II Arrives
Sadly, the 1974 Mustang was nothing like the fire-breathing models before it. Ford built it on the Pinto platform, so it was much smaller and lighter. In fact, the Mustang II was basically a compact car. Also, its high performance was gone and even though it had a V8, it was nothing like the older cars.
However, despite the fact it disappointed most Mustang enthusiasts, the Mustang II sold well over a million examples. It even managed to sell over 400,000 copies in the first year. This makes the Mustang II almost as popular as the original model, securing its place on the market.