Life of an Icon: The Journey of the Ford Mustang

“Muscle cars are synonymous with the American automotive industry and, out of all of them, there is no muscle car more iconic than the Ford Mustang. Easily one of the most popular cars of all time, the Ford Mustang came out in the 60s and it is still in production today, with the 2015 model ready to come out early next year. This alone is a testament to the enduring popularity that this vehicle has enjoyed with the public, both in the country and internationally.

The very first Mustang came out in 1964. Debuting at the New York City World’s Fair, the Mustang was an instant sensation with Ford reportedly accepting 22,000 orders on the very first day. It would take Ford less than two years to sell one million Mustangs. Its popularity increased even more when it was prominently featured in the same year in the classic Bond movie “Goldfinger” as the preferred car of one of the villains. However, the original powerhouse Mustang which we all know and love came in 1965 when Ford commissioned Carroll Shelby to create a performance version of the car, resulting in the original Shelby Mustang.

Throughout the years, the Mustang has remained in the good graces of the public, becoming a pop icon mainly due to its many appearances in various media such as movies and TV shows. Steve McQueen famously drove a 1968 Mustang GT390 in one of the greatest driving films of all time, “Bullitt”. It hit a slow patch in the late 80s and early 90s, but this was addressed in 1994 when a newly-redesigned Mustang came out in time for its 30th birthday. 19 years later, Ford brought out the 2014 Shelby GT500 Mustang, the most powerful V8 production car in the world and still the ultimate version of the Mustang.

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