This Metallic Blue
Curb Weight: 2578 lbs.
Vehicle Length: 183.6 in.
Wheel Base: 108 in.
Front Disc Brakes
White Sidewall Tires
The Ford Mustang,new genre called the “pony car”,which Lee Iacocca is credited with creating, looked like nothing ever seen before when it burst onto the scene in April 1964. The car was designed to break through the boring barriers of conservative design, compete with imports and appeal to the many young buyers who were now flooding the marketplace for a new car. More than 417,000 were sold within a year, a new Detroit record. Bucket seats and a floor shifter were standard, and either six-cylinder or 289-cid V-8 power was available under that long hood. The even sportier 2+2 fastback pushed the Mustang's body count to three, joining the carryover coupe and convertible.
Lee Iacocca was given the task of studying buyers' moods and his research showed the market was ready for a new, luxurious smaller car to compete against the growing import market in the early 1960s. His solution - build a car with a shorter wheelbase, lengthen the hood, shorten the rear deck and lower the roofline. But first build an affordable car and offer a buyer as many options as possible. Ford's established parameters included that it not be more than 180 inches long, weigh no more than 2,500 pounds, cost under $2,500, and have a standard six-cylinder engine.
The first Mustang rolled off the assembly line March 9, 1964, and it made its national debut on April 17. With a list price of $2,368, by the weekend, 22,000 cars were ordered and some 303,408 were built that first year. Through 1966, Ford sold more than 1.4 million of them. There were up to 70 options available.
The front suspension featured coil springs, ball joints, strut-stabilized lower control arms and a rubber-bushed ride stabilizer. The rear suspension was comprised of longitudinal leaf springs and diagonally mounted shock absorbers. The rear axle was a semi-floating hypoid and featured permanently lubricated wheel bearings. The steering was recirculating, ball-type with an overall ratio of 27 to 1 and a turning diameter of 38 feet. Brakes were self-adjusting drums, fore and aft. We welcome trades and can offer a warranty.