Today the 10 millionth Ford Mustang will roll off the assembly line at the Ford Motor plant in Michigan. Though that number doesn’t even come close to the brand’s top-selling F-150 – more than 26 million of those pickups have been sold since 1977 – you might say that the Ford Mustang is the most recognizable sports car still in production in the world today.
The first Ford Mustang debuted at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. It was introduced as a hardtop and convertible; a fastback version went on sale in August 1964. The initial starting price was $2,368 (US), and Ford sold more than 22,000 on the first day of sales.
Since then, the Mustang has became a pop culture icon too, counted more than 3,300 appearances on TV and film, most notably in Bullitt and Gone in 60 Seconds.
Pictured above: 1964½” Mustang convertible Serial #1, sold to Stanley Tucker who was given the one millionth Mustang in exchange for his historic car. Check out the licence plate (Newfoundland and Labrador!)
Image source: By Alvintrusty – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/