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Ford Mustang Day's Coming Up! Here's what you didn’t know about Ford Mustang.

Ford Mustang Day’s Coming Up! Here’s what you didn’t know about Ford Mustang.

Ford Mustang, an example of the epic American engineering, has been the car of choice for many generations now. While the car itself flaunts its superb features like powerful engines, stylish designs and what not, its popularity even increased when it was used by the action movies. Currently, it stands as one of the most loved cars among the enthusiastic gearheads.

Ford Mustang Day's Coming Up! Here's what you didn’t know about Ford Mustang.

Mustang was launched with a huge bang as the car of the future in April 1964. Within the completion of the first year, Ford was able to sell over 400,000 Mustangs creating a groundbreaking and exceptional record. No wonder, this car is honoured and celebrated throughout America on April 17th as the ‘Ford Mustang Day’. Keep reading to find out even more interesting facts about this epic car.

Ford Mustang: The ‘Name’ Game

  • John Najjar, the executive stylist had suggested the name P-51 Mustang fighter plane of World War II.
  • While that did not really work out, the name was again suggested by the Ford Division market research manager, Robert J.
  • Eggert who had taken the inspiration from the book ‘The Mustangs’ by J. Frank Dobie.
  • Also, the trend of naming cars after animals were high during those days which finally led to give this baby the name ‘Mustang’!

The Accidental Sale

  • The first Ford Mustang (pre-production model) named as the ‘Wimbledon White’ came with the serial number 5F08F100001.
  • This dashing model was built just for the sake of promotional purposes and was not deemed to be sold.
  • A guy named Stanley Tucker who was a pilot with Eastern Airlines somehow managed to talk the dealer into selling him the ‘Wimbledon White’ to him.
  • Now, Ford was desperate to get this car back and it took him two years to convince Stanley.
  • In exchange, he offered Stanley 1966 made white Mustang along with the car number of 1 million to finally get his first car from him.
  • Currently, the ‘Wimbledon White’ is exhibited in the Henry Ford Museum.

Gone For a Decade

  • Did you know Ford Mustang was not built for a decade? Well, Ford Motor Company for some unknown reason decided to stop making Mustang convertibles in 1973.
  • After a decade they realised something was off and decided to bring them back in 1983.

50th Birthday Celebration at the top

  • Ford Mustang’s 50thbirthday was celebrated at top of the Empire State Building in 2014.
  • The pieces of the newly designed 2015 Mustang GT convertible was taken to the top of the building via elevator and was assembled there.
  • This was an awesome way of commemorating the Mustang’s golden anniversary.

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Post Name : Ford Mustang Day’s Coming Up! Here’s what you didn’t know about Ford Mustang.

Posted On : 16/04/2019

Author : Cameron Riddell