We love a party, and to celebrate the Mustang’s 46th birthday, we’re having an incredible sale! On Saturday, April 17, you’ll see a coupon code at the very top of the AmericanMuscle.com website. The coupon will take $10 off any order of $100 or more, and is good for 24 hours only!
Evolution of the ‘Stang
While production of the Mustang started on March 9th of 1964, the Mustang first became available for purchase on April 17th, 1964 at the World’s Fair. With that one model, Ford changed America’s automotive path forever. An entire class of cars, featuring long hoods and short rear decks (not to mention large, powerful engines) emerged soon after the Mustang, and have been called “pony cars” ever since. The Mustang’s body style has changed over the years, but its distinctive formula has remained essentially the same.
The famous pony’s exterior has changed over the years, and its engine has been revised and overhauled repeatedly, too. When the first Mustangs rolled off the production line, the V6 inline 6 (thanks for catching the mis-print!) model sported a 101 horsepower Ford Falcon engine. In 2010, the Mustang’s V6 engine has evolved to more than double its original numbers, producing 210 horsepower. The signature blend of power and style have earned the Mustang a place in hundreds of movies, including the 1968 film “Bullitt”, which in turn inspired a Mustang model by the same name.
Other American muscle cars have come and gone, and in some cases, come back again, but the Mustang is the only pony car to remain in uninterrupted production for over 4 decades of revision and development. So happy birthday, Ford Mustang! May you enjoy at least another 46.