How much did the first Mustang cost?
I really like Ford Mustangs. There was a point in my life where I LOVED them, but I'm more worried about safety and gas mileage these days. I still have a affinity for the Mustang though. My nana had one when I was growing up... it was so cool. My nana is also super cool... don't even get my started on her attire, back to the Mustang!
The Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line March 9, 2020 and was officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, on April 17, 1964. The new car also debuted that same day in Ford showrooms across America and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. The Mustang was named after a World War II fighter plane, and was the first of a type of vehicle that came to be known as a “pony car.” Ford sold more than 400,000 Mustangs within its first year of production, far exceeding sales expectations and by 1966 the millionth car rolled off the assembly line.
With a list price of $2,368 for the hard top and $2,814 for the convertible, it was an economically priced "sports car" and by the end of that weekend (April 17 was a Friday in 1964), 22,000 cars were ordered. There were up to 70 options available. Initially offered only in hardtop and convertible models, a new model was introduced in September 1964, the Fastback 2 + 2, which debuted as one of the three 1965 models.
Those who owned these first-generation Mustangs said when they were new the cars handled great and stopped on a dime. I guess I will have to ask my aunt who was one of 100 journalist to be selected to drive around in this fancy new vehicle, and it shouldn't be a surprise to find out hers was a red convertible.
Do you have a favorite Mustang? Perhaps Eleanor... the 1967 fastback from Gone In 60 Seconds?!