For many years, critics have viewed the Mustang as a mass-produced car with a V8 and a pretty body. But the truth is that Ford’s pony car was much more than that. It started the muscle car trend and introduced new groundbreaking technologies. The Mustang has been a cornerstone of Ford’s performance division for almost 60 years.
Perhaps it was never cutting-edge in technology unlike some European sports cars. However, it had more than a few innovative model and versions that were truly groundbreaking in their own right. Today, we’ll discuss those dynamic cars. Overall, the Mustang nameplate pushed the envelope further and created a legend. Some of these were highly successful while some remained just an idea. Check them out here.
Ford Mustang 1964 ½
The first Mustang was so successful that it started a new class of cars – pony cars. The model entered the history books as one of the best first-year sales successes of all time. Over the years, the Mustang became an automotive symbol of America and one of its finest products worldwide (via CBS News).
So what was the secret of the Mustang 1/2’s appeal? It had a good mix of performance with a V8 rumble, and a touch of luxury and good looks. That was packed in an affordable package with a long list of options. Of course, the image and legend were integral parts of the Mustang’s appeal since day one. This 1964 model showcased that.