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The History of the Ford Mustang

The idea that cars could be stylish as well as practical first took hold in the mid-20th century.  The world’s first “pony car,” the Ford Mustang, only strengthened that perception when it debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair. The car’s short rear deck and long hood made it unlike any car the public had previously seen. The Mustang was also featured on the covers of Newsweek and Time, and all of the publicity quickly paid off as the Mustang sold 400,000 units in its first year. Within three years, over 1.7 million cars were sold, making the Mustang Ford’s most successful car since the Model A. Soon after, a green 1968 Mustang 390 GT was featured in the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt, further cementing its iconic status. Today, Ford produces an updated version of the Mustang and it remains an extremely popular vehicle. In fact, it has reigned as the best-selling sports car in the world for the past 7 years!

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