Skip to comments.Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang while banking on car's draw
Posted on 08/08/2018 4:37:08 AM PDT by simpson96
CHICAGO (AFP) - The Ford Mustang -- an iconic American brand and a symbol of cool -- will reach a major milestone Wednesday as the 10 millionth vehicle rolls off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant.
The car celebrated in American song and film, and recognized the world over as an iconic American cultural export, will get a big party at Ford's Michigan headquarters.
It's a turning point for the carmaker, which is banking on the Mustang's wide appeal to help it grow global market share.
US sales of the Mustang are dropping, but they are accelerating overseas in markets such as China and Germany.
To celebrate the Mustang milestone, Ford is appealing to the sense of nostalgia for what is seen as the original "freedom vehicle" that exemplified Americans' love of the open road. After all, the car was named after a horse that roams free in the American West.
"I can think of no other American car that captures the love affair with the automobile that Americans have had... like the Mustang," automotive historian John Heitmann of the University of Dayton told AFP.
"It is as American as one can have an American product."
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Anybody besides me rode it there?
1965 World’s Fair, NYC. Yep. I did!
If Ford would go back to this design, I’d buy one.
You can always add on stupid stuff if you want, but using modern technology (audio, f'rinstance) carbon fiber (maybe) and exact duplicate molds ... I believe a '57 Chevy Belaire would sell big.
Just a car with a simple AM/FM radio and etcetera for about 20K?
Who wouldn't want one ?
An uncle had a car like the red convertible.
Great minds think alike.
How about a '49 Ford pick-up ?
I’d like a carbon fiber Ford Pinto.
C’mon people, think big!
There was a pop song about Mustangs? Missed that one...
Mustang outselling camaro almost 2 to 1.Calling the dodge charger a pony car is quite a stretch.Pony cars are 2 doors not 4.
That’d go over like a fart in church with owners of real ‘57s and purists.
It would cost you, but I have heard it said that you can build a new classic Mustang just from readily available new parts. Below is a major supplier of Mustang parts back from my Connecticut days:
Now THIS is an interesting idea.
Or wait for the ...
I will get another 67 Cougar and keep it.
The spouse can pound sand.
My 67 wound up being sold to solve a problem and keep the peace. Long story.
Today’s Mustang GT, looked at with fresh eyes, is supercar gorgeous (without the striping), and at less than $40k for 460 hp, is a world class bargain. Still available with a manual, although it’s slower than the auto.
There are a number of songs about Mustangs, ‘Mustang Sally’ being the original. Inspired by Aretha Franklin’s (Mustang Mama) desire to have one.
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