On April 17th, 1964 one of America’s most iconic cars, the Mustang, was unveiled at the World’s Fair in New York. That same day the Ford Mustang was also unveiled in Ford
showrooms across the country and almost 22,000 models were immediately bought. Within its first year of production more than 400,000 Mustangs were sold.
The Mustang was a two-seat, mid-engine sports car and was the first type of vehicle to be named a “pony car.” The vehicle was named after a World War II fighter plane.
The 1964 Ford Mustang
was featured on the cover of Newsweek and Time magazines. It also debuted in the James Bond movie “Goldfinger.” Within three years of its debut there were over 500 Mustang fan clubs.
Over the decades the Mustang has undergone numerous changes but it has kept its status of America’s first pony car. With over 9 million sold the Mustang is alive and well.