A Brief History of the Ford Mustang
There are few objects in the world with as much of an “All-American” feel as the Ford Mustang. Injected with the nostalgia of years past and celebrated by gear heads of all ages, the Ford Mustang is an iconic muscle car and classic American sports car with plenty of high-profile cameos on the silver screen. Here, Beach Ford in Myrtle Beach will take a brief look at this historic model throughout the years.
Unveiled at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, the first Ford Mustang was an instant hit that would quickly become the go-to sports car of the Baby Boomer generation. Developed based in part on previous concept models, the ’64 Mustang was built in Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant, and was offered in both coupe and convertible formats. There were a number of engine options, topped off by a K-Code high-compression 4-cylinder 289 that generated 271 hp.
A Long History of Successes
The Ford Mustang has developed into a variety of different forms, but some things have remained essentially the same—namely, a focus on muscular physique, quality materials, and throaty performance. The second generation got wider, more imposing, and more powerful than the one it replaced—topped off by a 390 hp big-block V8. By 1969, the Boss 429’s V8 was revving up even more. Over the course of the next half-century, the Mustang would continue to morph and impress folks in Murrell’s Inlet and throughout the country.
The 2017 Ford Mustang continues to uphold the legacy of this iconic muscle car’s decorated past. Developing up to 435 hp, the newest Mustang is offered in coupe and convertible formats, and it’s as muscular as ever. The current generation is also fully modern, getting up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and featuring technology like Ford SYNC® 3.
Become Part of History with a Ford Mustang All Your Own
If you’re interested in finding out more about the impressive legacy of one of America’s favorite sports cars, then come to Beach Ford to chat with our knowledgeable staff in person. While you’re here, take the latest iteration of the Mustang out for a cruise. If you have questions for us remotely, you can also contact us directly!