Is there is one car that is universally recognised, it’s the Ford Mustang. The Pony Car from Ford has been in production for over 50 years and a few days ago the 10 millionth Ford Mustang was produced.
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The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is an automatic GT model finished in Wimbledon White, just like the very first one (VIN 001) ever produced. This new car has a V8 that produces 343 kW. The motor is mated with a six-speed manual transmission. Mustang number one was produced in 1964 featured a three-speed automatic transmission and 122 kW from its V8.
Celebrations at home
Ford celebrated the milestone with employees at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock assembly plant. The gathering included flyovers from three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes, from which the Ford took its name. Cars representing all five decades attended the event, many owned by Ford employees.
As part of the celebrations, owners arranged their cars to spell out the number 10 million, using just their cars (see image above).
America’s best-selling sportscar
The Ford Mustang has been America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years. based. No other brand has come close to matching the sales success of the Mustang in this segment. The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation. In addition to its sales leadership, the Mustang Facebook page has more likes than any other vehicle nameplate, underlining its worldwide popularity.
“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world,” said Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company. “I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”