The Ford Mustang is so much more than a car, it is a piece of America, a cultural phenomena, and for many people – males and females alike – the car of their dreams. The 1965 Ford Mustang debuted at the World’s Fair on April 17th, 1964. It was the culmination of Lee Iacocca’s dream of building a car that could seat four people, have a bucket seats, weigh less than 2,500 pounds and cost less than $2500. It was fully customizable and billed as “the car to be designed by you”. It immediately won America’s heart and by it’s first anniversary Ford had sold almost 420,000 Mustangs. Sleek, fast, and affordable – everyone wanted one!
In no time, the mustang was popping up throughout out American culture. Steve McQueen drove a green ford mustang in the 1968 film “Bullitt”, James Bond drove the Mustang Mach 1 in “Diamonds are Forever”, Wilson Picket recorded the song “Mustang Sally” in 1966, and even the US Navy ran an ad stating “The Beach Boys. Apple Pie. The ’67 Mustang. Three things worth fighting for.”
Economical, fully customizable, and fun to drive – it’s no wonder American loves the Mustang. And it seems to love us right back. Over 50 years old and it’s still the coolest kid on the block.