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Ten million Mustangs and still going strong

That’s one huge coral of Ponies! In 54 ½ years, Ford’s produced ten million Mustangs which is an incredible achievement on all levels. As such, it is f the best-selling sports car in the US over the last 50 years, the #1 selling sports car in the world, yes, our Earth, for three years and there’s no end in sight.

The first Mustang with an official Vehicle Identification Number was a Wimbledon white 3-speed manual 164-horsepower V8 convertible. The 10 millionth ‘Stang is an homage to the first car and so is also a white convertible but with a 460-horsepower V8 and a 6-speed manual transmission.

The 2019 Mustang is a great automobile. Just last week, we were lucky enough to sample the new 2019 Bullitt in San Francisco. It’s safe to say that the Mustang’s still got it.

Ford put together a timeline of important Mustang launches by model year. We thought we’D share it with you:

2019Limited-edition Mustang Bullitt with 480 horsepower
2018Updated style, new 5.0-liter V8 engine with 460 horsepower and Performance Pack II
2015All-new sixth generation Mustang, first with independent rear suspension and Shelby GT350 / GT350R with flat-plane crank 5.2-liter V8
2012First Boss 302 since 1971 returns with 444 horsepower V8
2011All-new 412-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT debuts
2008Iconic Bullitt Mustang returns
2007California Special edition returns
2004Dearborn Assembly Plant ends 40 years of Mustang production moves to Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.
2003Mustang Mach 1 model returns with Ram-Air “Shaker” hood scoop
2001Debut of Mustang Bullitt limited-edition salute to movie car
2000SVT Mustang Cobra “R” race version returns
1993Limited production SVT Mustang Cobra debuts
1984Mustang SVO debuts
1982Mustang GT returns after 12-year absence
1979Euro-styled “Fox” platform Mustang debuts
1976Cobra II joins the lineup
1974Mustang II debuts amid gas crisis; no V8 engine offered until 1975
1970Ram-Air “Shaker” hood offered
1969High-performance Boss 302 and Boss 429 introduced
1968Mustang 390 GT stars with Steve McQueen in “Bullitt”; 428 Cobra Jet engine debuts
1965Shelby GT350 introduced; Mustang 2+2 with full fastback roof debuts

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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