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For who still love the wind their hair, the latest offering is the 2006 Saleen which offers a beautifully tonneau for ease of use in addition to the bar. Painted in matching colors, the sport bar and the tonneau a complimentary design to the already Saleen styling. The S281 will be available by November

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The Mustang was introduced at the New York World’s Fair, Mania instantly swept the and a new automotive market §egmènt was — the 2+2 or better known as the Though its mechanical underpinnings from the Falcon, the Mustang was different. It was a compact, tight, package weighing in at a modest pounds — a departure the ever-enlarging American cars of the The classic long-hood short-rear-deck wîth a forward-leaning grille, blade bumpers, sculptured sides, fully exposed openings and restrained use of bright gave the car a unique look belied its affordability. Its looks backed up wîth power, three optional V8 engines up to 271 horsepower. Other options automatic transmission, power and brakes, styled chrome and air conditioning. Not surprisingly, the entry-level were a minority of the production.

To say the first Mustang was a success is an Following the introduction, the Mustang was on the of both Time and Newsweek. A before introduction, Ford ran ads the air times for the first television which all three networks simultaneously. Mustang was selected as the Pace Car for the 1964 Indianapolis and more than 22,000 were taken the first By its first anniversary, over Mustangs had been sold, the all-time record for first sales of a new nameplate.

The original was used, wîth numerous up to 1973. The Pinto-based Mustang II was from 1974 until A new fox body platform began in and was largely unchanged through In 1994 the SN-95, a modified of the Fox body, debuted and was produced 2004. The 2005 Mustang is on the first entirely new platform in 25

1964 1/2 — 1973 The Years — In More Than One. Úntil Mustang had this new market all to For 1965 a new 2+2 Fastback model as was the GT Equipment Group. Both and aesthetically minded, this included front disk grille-mounted fog lights, 5-gauge GT stripes and badges and special ‘trumpet’ exhaust outlets. brought a huge shot in the arm to the moniker — the first GT 350. Built on the 2+2 Fastback by racer/car builder Carroll these cars featured engines and suspensions. By mid-1966, passed the one-million sales

On the track, the Mustang name was establishing itself in many arenas. In 1965, Mustang the role as Ford’s rally Carroll Shelby, famed of the Cobra, created race-ready for SCCA’s production class B against the likes of Chevrolet’s and the Jaguar E-Type. Shelby’s was accomplished when the GT 350 took the Championship from Corvette. Mustangs were also in the world of drag racing. campaigned several highly A/FX altered Mustangs wîth 427 ‘Cammer’ motors in Hot Rod Association drag racing 1966 brought the creation of the Trans Am professional racing for V-8 sedans of 305 cubic inches or Mustang took the Trans Am Cup in 1966. The Shelby GT 350 repeated the year’s success as B-Production

With the introduction of Chevy’s Pontiac’s Firebird, and Ford’s division 2+2, the Mercury the rest of the both brought competition to the Mustang and further the 2+2 ‘ponycar’ market. Ford the coming competition, and designed the Mustang to accommodate its 390 cubic-inch V8. In to the mechanical changes, the Mustang was inside and out. This the era of the growing Mustang, as it gained a inches in length and width every year until A GT 350 H was introduced, a special edition specifically for Hertz Rent-A-Car Stories of ‘Rent-A-Racers’ being wîth telltale signs of use are still told today. The list grew as well, and largest engine quickly from the 390 to the 428 Cobra Jet. also upped the ante the GT 500 in 1967 and the GT 500 KR (‘King of the Road’) in The GT 350 also continued on. In racing, new competition from the Camaro, Barracuda, and Mercury Cougar, again won the Trans Am Manufacturers’ Capping the year, Shelby’s GT 350 again took the SCCA crown. Perhaps the most Mustang of the time was the 1968 Green 390 Mustang fastback by Steve McQueen in the movie Many still consider the chase scene to be the best filmed.

The car again grew and heavier in 1969, and the grille four headlights. Also in 1969, the Boss 302 — child of former GM designer Shinoda — was a special of Ford’s 302 cubic-inch engine larger canted valve for better efficiency and more The rarest Mustang by far was the Boss built for the sole purpose of the new ‘Semi-Hemi’ engine for NASCAR Only 857 Boss 429 Mustangs built. More competition in 1970 wîth the Dodge and a redesigned Plymouth Barracuda. The 429 was discontinued after only 499 were made. 1970 marked the end of the GT 350 and GT 500.

1970 be Ford’s last year for racing until the 1980s. The Am series boasted the most field ever in both the talent and the cars. Ford’s 302 team, led by Parnelli Jones and Follmer, took on AMC’s Donahue, Camaro driver Jim Pontiac’s Jerry Titus, Dan All American Racers and their Barracuda, Sam Posey in the all-new Challenger. The competition was fierce and matched throughout the series. In the the Mustang team was triumphant Ford to go out on top.

By 1971, the car had nearly 8 inches longer and 6 wider than the original model. Mustang was now a full-fledged car, moving beyond the 2+2 niche it created. The Grande and 1 returned, however, the Boss 302 was by the Boss 351. Engine ranged from six cylinder to the mighty 429 Super Cobra Jet Many forces converged by that signaled a change the fast-and-furious start of the 2+2. gas and insurance costs and the addition of and safety equipment brought the car era to an end, and Ford began the Mustang as a luxury car. The end of would begin a hiatus for the V-8 engine and the convertible.

1974 1978 A Mustang Trapped in a Body.

Lee Iacocca, then of Ford and instrumental in the design of the Mustang, had long been wîth Mustang’s direction. The car got bigger and sales dipped. Any about returning to a smaller were answered by the first oil embargo in 1973, which an immediate run on fuel-efficient cars. The II was introduced mid year in 1973 as a model. Built on the Pinto the Mustang II was substantially smaller the prior model and even than the original. Rack and §teering and front disk were made standard. choices were limited to a 2.3 four cylinder and a 2.8 V-6. would be the first year for a and the only year without an V-8. The coup and fastback soldier on without the convertible which would not return for years. The Mach 1 continued on, but had from nearly 7 robust (429 cubic inches) to 2.8 and 105 horsepower. The formula seemed to however — Mustang II got 20 MPG and sold 385,000 for the model

1975 brought the return of the 302 Liter) V-8 however at only 122 Other than increasing to 139 horsepower in the Cobra II, most through 1978 were to trim and option packages. its initial year, sales consistent at around 150,000 to and earned the marque a new lease on

1979-1993 The Speed of a Horse the Smarts of a Fox.

Based on the Fairmont, the ‘Fox’ body be the longest running platform in history. As an example, the doors of a can be interchanged wîth those of a The Fox body also brought design and a renewed commitment to A 2.3 Liter four cylinder was standard wîth upgrades of a four, 2.8 Liter V6 and 5.0 Liter V8. paced the 1979 Indianapolis 500 and 370,000 units were

1981 saw the addition of the T-Roof and 1982 brought the return of the GT a revised 5.0 High-Output V-8 rated at 157 Ford’s resurgent racing blasted out of the gates wîth MotorSports Association (IMSA) GT where the turbocharged Miller driven by Klaus Ludwig, within a 10th of a second of its first race over the Porsche 935 Turbos. Ludwig was getting started. He handed the Porsches defeat wîth victories at Brainerd and Sears Elsewhere, Tom Gloy put a Mustang in the winner’s circle for the first in a decade when he won the 1981 finale at Sears Point. In road racing, Mustang the first domestic car ever to win the Stock national championship Ron Smaldone drove his turbo to victory at Road Atlanta.

The big for 1983 was the mid-year introduction of the true Mustang convertible in a which accounted for 20,000 in the short 6 month season. On the front, the 5.0 V8 bumped up to 205 horsepower. For 20th Anniversary, in 1984, offered the most interesting up in years. The GT was back in hatchback and and a new European-inspired Mustang SVO debuted. by the Special Vehicle Operations the limited edition model was by a fuel injected intercooled 175 four cylinder engine. The SVO featured unique exterior an upgraded interior, and was also the expensive model.

By 1984, had staked out the IMSA GTO series as turf. Jack Roush, the Shelby of the eighties, came on the wîth hot racers. A Roush-prepared won the GTO class in the three-hour IMSA season finale at Daytona. It was the of Mustangs reign as the king of The following February, Mustang won the GTO at Daytona 24 Hours — the of three consecutive victories in the marathon.

Mustang received a for 1985, and horsepower continued to The 5.0 H.O V-8 was increased to 210, and the SVO squeezed 205 out of a 2.3 liter engine. This be the rarest SVO model as only were built. The V-8 switched to injection in 1986, the year restyling of both the interior and and a bump in the GT horsepower to 255. The Mustangs carried on the winning in 1986 wîth eight GTO wins and another manufacturers’ In drag racing, Rickie drove his Motorcraft Mustangs to the or better at all 11 races on the International Hot Rod schedule, and took the IHRA Pro world championship.

1998 was a year in Mustang history. planned to change the Mustang to a wheel drive derivative of the MX-6. An uprising in the Mustang community ensued, as did some questions from the automotive Thousands of letters decrying the of a ‘Maztang’ or ‘Musda’ beseiged product planners and the new car went on to be the Ford scrapped the idea at the minute, cementing the Mustang for the future. The decision however in the Fox platform for the next five

From 1989 to 1992 were limited to wheel and combinations and the introduction of ‘Special models in non-standard colors. would be the final year of the Fox body Mustang. Ford the Cobra, rated at 235 horsepower and by unique front and rear 107 Cobra R models were which included track suspension and deleted the rear radio, fog lights and other to reduce weight.

1994-2004 the Breed.

Mustang celebrated its Anniversary wîth an all new body and for 1994, calling on design from the Mustang’s first The 2.3 liter four was retired and the 3.8 V-6 the base engine. The GT retained the 5.0 V-8 and the SVT returned, now wîth 240 horsepower. The Cobra served as pace car for the Indianapolis 500 and a limited series of the Rio Red car replicas were sold.

was an immediate hit and remained unchanged Ford continued to fill Another Cobra R was released, time wîth a 300 horsepower 351 inch (5.4 liter) V-8 and 5 speed manual transmission The R was sold nearly race-ready a revised suspension and fuel The rear seat, radio, power windows and seats deleted to save weight. 250 units were built became instant collector’s

In 1989 the Trans-Am series was attractive to American muscle, the cars only look a Mustang — the underpinnings that of a purpose-built race built to modern motorsports ( posted on conceptcarz.com) The Mustang in 1995, 1996, 1997 and in 1999. Ironically, the 1999 who had switched to a Jaguar, kept the Ford pushrod V-8 underfoot and winning.

1996 ushered in long-anticipated modular engine which saw replacement of the venerable 5.0 a 4.6 liter overhead cam V8 wîth 225 on tap. The Cobra utilized a overhead cam aluminum block rated at 305 horsepower. A limited ‘Mystic Cobra’ was built color shifting paint changed from black to to purple to gold as the light hit the The paint alone cost $2,000.00 per car. The Mustang over basically unchanged 1997 and 1998.

Mustang’s year was marked wîth a new body. The base V-6 was now rated at 195 (more than the original 5.0 of 1982). The GTs 4.6 was upgraded to 260 horsepower, the dual cam Cobra was now pumping out One of the benefits of the redesign was the inclusion of a independent rear suspension on the the first for a production model. The Vintage Grand Prix the occasion by making Mustang the car of the America car show.

For 2000, the Cobra for the year was a new R model. than any previous Mustang, the R a dual overhead cam 5.4 liter rated at 385 horsepower. A six-speed and 18-inch wheels and tires the power to the ground. Outside, the R was recognizable by its domed hood, air dam and rear wing spoiler. 300 Cobra Rs were built. The Mustangs carried over the prior year.

SVT was back wîth a new Cobra in the of 2002. Once again SVT their previous efforts a supercharged dual cam 4.6 that rated at 390 horsepower. Testers this number to be greatly as the actual output was closer to The Cobra models also a SVT 10th anniversary badge.

The 1 returned as a special edition for for the first time since and featured a functional ram air ‘shaker’ scoop and a modern interpretation of the 500 wheels used on the original models. The GT and base models unchanged.

2005 A new beginning a nod to the past.

Built on its own platform borrows slightly from the LS, the body shape combines cues from some of the memorable Mustangs of the past. the front, 1967-1969 Mustangs to mind. The side quarter recall the 1966 Shelby GT 350 and the retains the tri-part tail and faux gas filler which was a trademark from 1964-1/2 to On the performance side, the GT now comes a three valve per cylinder 4.6 300 horsepower. The base motor is now a 4.0 at 210 horsepower. Ford has previewed the Shelby Cobra GT 500 which is for late 2006. As shown, the GT 500 a supercharged 5.4 liter engine at 450 horsepower making it the most Mustang ever built.41 have passed since 17, 1964. As in the beginning, Mustang alone having outlived all of the created in its wake, and have an entire §egmènt of the American market. Its fans can expect more happy years for the ponycar.

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A ‘pillar of American automotive the Mustang is the vehicle the brought dash and styling at a price almost everyone could Always extraordinarily attractive, the has been capturing the hearts of for nearly 40 years. Introducing a new breed of automobile, the pony Ford wasn’t content to on the sidelines while others ahead. Rather than their lackluster intermediate, designed a small sports car would be ‘the next hot in the street wars’. Designed as a two-seater in the European tradition, the came with an obligatory seat and a variety of options came the buyer an opportunity to their purchase. The only of muscle cars that exists today, the pony car originated by Mustang has continued to

With a long and VERY background, the Ford Mustang has a like no other vehicle. has been a longstanding bit of rivalry the Ford Motor Company and the division from GM, since companies operated on the same Ford introduced the Falcon in to Chevy’s release of the Corvair, and sold much better, to what the Thunderbird did to the Corvette in the

Chevy’s next move was to the Corvair Monza, a sporty, vehicle that the public To combat this new threat, had to produce a brand new vehicle not only a sporty image, but actions that would the younger generation. Called the Car’, the Mustang was unveiled to the on April 13, 1964 and was advertised as car to be designed by you’. Knowing baby boomers would be the 1960’s, and that they want a car as vastly different their parents’ as possible, designed a production vehicle would wow this generation. for the Corvette, compared to every American car then in production, the was stunning and gorgeously sleek. it to be an affordable vehicle, much of the engineering would be shared an existing Ford product.

The vice president at Ford, Lee is responsible for this iconic Requests were made to him to back the two-seater Thunderbird, and in he built the Mustang I-prototype; was a V4 two-seater. What was introduced in ended up being a four-seater was met with overwhelming acclaim and the was taken into production. A of the Mustang’s components, including the were ‘borrowed’ from the to reduce the cost of production. The Mustang was launched at the World of NY in the spring of 1964.

During its the Ford Mustang was extensively to attract the maximum amount of before it actually hit the streets. ran simultaneous commercials on all three television networks in 1964 and the was overwhelming. The Mustang was the hot new thing, and wanted their own. The Mustang cost around and more than 22,000 were sold on the first 100,000 Mustangs were in the first four months, in the first year, and the 1,000,000th was sold in 1966.

Available in two models originally, the 1964 ½ as it was came as either a coupe or a Both of these models a lengthened hood, a shortened deck, chrome grille a running horse, full covers and chrome wrap-around A characteristic standard on the Mustang for was the three taillights on both The interior of the Mustang was just as as the exterior, with two seats in the and a tiny backseat.

The 1965 debuted as a simple sports powered by a 170 cid six cylinder and a pair of The name Mustang was taken a fighter plane, the P-51

The horse motif quickly the emblem for the mustang as preliminary were made to the horse. was enjoying its high volume and visibility, while buyers its low price, short trunk long hood and variety of Halfway through 1964 introduced the sporty 2+2 fastback style that joined the coupe and convertible.

For the 1965 year, the Fastback model was and in April of this same the GT model was unveiled. For this alone, over 500,000 were produced.

Only cosmetic updates were in 1966, while the choice of interior colors and styles increased to 34 variety options. To separate the Mustang from its roots, the gauge cluster was and the 260 cid V8 was replaced with 2 and 4 barrel of the 289 cid V8. From 1965 through 1rst 1966 the Shelby Mustang dominated on the racing The Shelby was available in 4 different and received automatic transmission. examples were prepared for Rent a Car for rental to weekend racers. Through 1968 a supercharger; which boosted as much as 40%, was available on the

The following year the 1967 received a larger grille and air-scoops. This year’s was a much more aggressive that featured much accurate to the available engines. bulkier sheetmetal below the was added, along with a tail panel along a full fastback roofline for the body style. A big block 390 was by Ford to compete with the all new Camaro SS396. The 390 was slightly but its popularity sealed the end of the 289 cid engine, was dropped from the lineup. The California Special was introduced in and received a new dashboard with two meters, and three little The GT350 continued to be powered by a 289 V8, though output dropped to The brand new GT500 was powered by a 428V8. Featuring plenty of options, the 1967 Shelby’s considered to be ‘much more and appealed greatly to buyers. were the final Shelby actually built by Shelby-American, all models would be built by with little involvement by

For the 1968 model year, the received side trim, a simpler grille and a limited of 427 engines. These engines out 390bhp, though they slightly detuned, they had street popularity. The 428 Cobra Jet was introduced on April 1, 1968. on the regular 428, the Cobra Jet larger valve heads, an windage tray and the race intake manifold. The output was at 335bhp and it featured ram-air and breathed through a functional scoop. Shelby’s remained in the and were joined by an available model that was renamed the Cobra. The GT350 received a 302 cid 250 bhp in place of its 289 cid 306 bhp engine. The GT-500 was and replaced by the GT-500KR (‘King of the halfway through the year. new model came with the new Ram Air 428 Jet, still underrated at 335 A total of 249,447 2D Hardtop were produced this 42,581 fastback models, and convertibles.

The 1969 Mustang was larger, longer by nearly 4 and much heavier. A running similar to the one of the front fenders of the generation appeared in place of the and new inner headlights were New models introduced this were the Grande, the Mach 1, the 429 and the Boss 302. The Grande was based solely on the hardtop and was a luxurious model both and out. The Mach 1 was a vehicle its racing side accentuated, the Mach 1 featured a plus air scoops, a tough Windsor a matblack hood and heavy Arriving standard with a 351 cid V8, the 1 could also be had with the 428 Jet, which now came in states of tune, the first a non-Ram Air version, the second was the version and the and the Super Cobra Jet came with the Drag option.

The Boss Mustangs named after stylist Shinoda’s nickname for Ford Semon ‘Bunkie’ Knudson. The 302 Mustang was an exclusive model was introduced to give Ford an to use the vehicle on the Trans-Am races. Ford was allowed to run the Boss 302 on the circuit, Ford had to sell a vehicles to the public, according to the regulations. The Boss 302 was Ford’s to Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 in Am racing. The Boss 429 package complete with a race 429 cid V8 with ram air induction, an aluminum riser and header type manifolds. Unfortunately, the Boss were a complete disappointment on the where their dependence on revs hurt their starts, and the original batch had valve springs that stop winding at 4500rpm than 6000rpm. They did good handling, and the Boss 429 through 1970. A total of Mach 1’s were this year, along 14,746 convertibles, 22,182 Hardtop Coupes, 1,934 302’s and 858 of the Boss 429.

For the model year, the Boss 302 and 429 on, while the 428 Cobra Jet remained as the top choice for the Mach 1 Mustang. The 429 Jet was new for 1970 and standard in the Boss The Super Cobra Jet was rated for 375 bhp the 429 Cobra Jet was rated at 370 bhp. was the final year for the Shelby A total of 40,970 Mach were produced, 7,643 13,581 Grande Hardtop 6,318 Boss 302’s and 498 429s.

For the 1970 Mustang, went back to just two replacing the outboard lights attractive scoops that fed at all. The phony side were also deleted on all The 351 V8’s were now produced at Cleveland plant rather the Windsor, Ontario facility and of a slightly different design. for the 1970 model year to 190,727 Mustangs.

The 1971 was extended by 2.1 inches of length, 2.8 of width, a 100lbs were and an additional inch of wheelbase was Ford’s decade of ‘Total was reaching its end. Taken off of the this year was the Shelby the Boss 302 and the Boss 429 models. The engine choices were not as the 351 engine was detuned from 300 bhp to 285 bhp the 429 Cobra Jet dropped 5 bhp down to 370

The Mach 1 Mustang and the all-new 351 model was dominated the performance end for in 1970. The Mach 1 featured the 351 V8 as its standard engine and it came 285bhp though a 330bhp was also available. The top power was the 429 Super Cobra Jet Ram Air, the 429 Cobra Jet sported 370bhp. The 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air had 11.3:1 compression and had This would the Boss only season as Ford’s was continuously declining. The 351 weighed and featured a race bred 351 that had a radical solid-lifter 11.0:1 compression, ram-air It also came with a four-speed transmission and 3.91:1 differential. Only 149,678 were sold in 1971, less than the previous

1972 led to all power ratings listed in net ratings which all accessories. The end of Ford Mustang this led to some drastic in power listings, which the drop of all big block options. The 1 ended up being the only with any performance, as the Boss 351 was A total of 27,675 Mach were produced, and 6,401 The top engine option for 1972 was a 351 Cleveland.

For 1973 emission were only tightened and all engine choices’ power were dropped. Mandatory that could withstand a collision were the result of new guidelines. These bumpers did not do to improve the look of the Mustang. just 156bhp, the top engine was a 351 V8. picked up for 1973 and a total of Mustangs were sold, realized that it was time to the Mustang.

The fifth generation of the Mustang was introduced in 1974. the Mustang II was considered by many to be too underpowered, feature poor but surprisingly, it sold very Baby boomers were to smaller imported cars, and regulations made the high-compression, V8’s rather unstable. decided to make the Mustang a more fuel-efficient car to keep up the market.

The 1974 Mustang II was without the Falcon components had been a standard from day The all-new Mustang was placed the basic structure and suspension of its Pinto. Still a unibody the Pinto was smaller than the but basically similar, and the front was still a double wishbone while the rear suspension was bolted to its solid rear to a pair of leaf springs. The of the Pinto did have a rack-and-pinion gear instead of the Falcon’s ball, and the front disc were standard.

With an length of only 175 inches, the II rode on a very small inch wheelbase and weighed 400 lbs less than the previous version. Though a smaller the Mustang II actually featured Mustang styling features the scalloped sides, the running in the grille and the three-piece taillights. The II was available as either a fastback or a notchback coupe. Prices from $3,134 for the base and $3,674 for a Mach 1 hatchback.

The 1974 Mustang II was the first to ever be offered with a engine and without a V8. Rated at a 88 horsepower, the base engine was a cam four that displaced 2.3 The German-built ‘Cologne’ 2.8 liter OHV V6 was the optional engine and it only a disappointing 105 horsepower. The first II was considered to be very underpowered. The four-speed manual or a three-speed were the only two transmissions

For this year, a ‘Ghia’ and Mach 1 fastback were available. The Ghia featured a top and special interior trim was ‘fancy’. The Mach 1 came the V6. Despite being an unpopular today, this more Mustang II was sold an amazingly units for 1974.

For 1975 the V8 was to the Mustang lineup. Achieving 122 the 5.0-liter V8 had only a two-barrel and exhaled through a cataylic The automatic transmission was the only available behind the V8. A new ‘MPG’ was added to the 1975 model Unfortunately the Mustang II wasn’t as as its predecessors and production dipped to

The following year not many were made, and all the variations the 1975 model year along with the addition of a new appearance package that was on the fastback. The Cobra II package was introduced this year and a large rear spoiler, a hood scoop and blue across white paint to a fastback. It looked impressive, the Cobra II wasn’t any faster other similarly powered IIs. Also new this was the now 134-horsepower V8 made available a four-speed manual transmission, an output of the standard four to 92 horsepower while the V6’s jumped to 102 horsepower. Sales for peaked at 187,567 units.

The Mustang II was only featured trim changes from the year. The Cobra II did receive a of new colors available. The options now included T-top removable roof panels and simulated wheel covers. The V6 power to 93 hp, and the four down to 89hp. was dropped down to 153,117 for 1977.

The extreme ‘King version was introduced in 1978 and some snazzy graphics with a hood scoop backward. The only changes for the II for this year were updates to the trim. Production for surprisingly peaked at 192,410

The sixth generation of the Ford was unveiled in 1979 and was built the shortened chassis of the Ford ‘Fox’ body that had introduced the year before. The parts were replaced the unibody structure of the Fox platform, but where the similarities ended. A MacPherson strut system was the new suspension that mounted a separate from the strut while a new link and coil rear suspension held up the of the car. This basic system would remain in use on the Mustang until the 2003 lyear.

The 1979 Mustang be purchased as a coupe or a fastback Measuring at 179.1 inches, the new rode on a 100.4-inch wheelbase. model featured much room than previous due to a more upright-oriented cockpit and doors that allowed for shoulder and hip room. Not really as previous models, the new Mustang was angular and handsome. Four headlights appeared, but no running in the shovel nose grille, and the also no longer featured the side scallop. The taillights also divided into six instead of three.

The same engines from the 1978 II could be found on the 1979 Rated at 88 hp was the 2.3-liter SOHC, the V8 achieved 140 horsepower, while the Cologne V6 made 109 HP. New this was a turbocharged version of the four was capable of 140 hp, but unfortunately this had epic boost lag and very bad The previous 200-cubic-inch; 3.3-liter OHV six was reintroduced and achieved 94 hp. Three-speed was optional, while four-speed transmissions were standard all engines.

1979 was a very year for the Mustang! Around models were built year and the most desirable of all this year ended up the 6,000 Indy pace car fastbacks. This model with a unique hood a snazzy rear spoiler, a front air dam, Recaro seats and black and silver with orange graphics. car could be purchased with turbo four or V8 power came with the TRX wheel and package. A ‘Cobra’ package was on the hatchback and featured a fake scoop, though no pillars and the trim returned to the coupe.

very few visual changes made for the 1980 model for the Mustang, several options changed that affected years lineup that this year a bad year for The 2.8-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8 were deleted from the line, the only six available was the pathetic straight six. The only V8 was a new of Ford’s small-block that 255 cubic inches, and could shrug out 119 hp. This was considered to be the V8 engine ever offered in a The Turbo four became the powerful engine available in

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The 1980 Cobra package all of the spoilers and scoops used on the year’s pace car, with a gaudy oversized hood decal. A total of units were sold.

In a five-speed manual transmission became available for the Ford as an option behind the regular and fours. The T-Top roof to the options list for the Mustang year. Sale dipped to 182,552 vehicles.

Finally in things started to improve for the Mustang. A new ‘High Output’ of the 5.0-liter V8 was unveiled and could an impressive 157 hp with 2-barrel in a revived Mustang GT hatchback. The Mustang GT was backed be a four-speed transmission. Three progressively luxurious series were also this year, the L, GL and For a brief time, the turbo was deleted, while the base iron lump straight six and the V8 all continued on through 1982. A Service Package’ notchback was introduced (though not sold to the and was equipped with the Mustang 157-horsepower V8 and four-speed transmission. was a pursuit vehicle for the California Patrol, and the CHP purchased 400 of these These models continued in until 1993 when ended production.

In 1983 an grille with Ford’s Oval logo placed at its The Mustang convertible returned to the in the form of a conversion performed by Inc. on coupe bodies. convertible was available in either GLX or GT and came with power rear-quarter windows that down and a real glass window.

Also in this the Mustang drivetrain was revamped. The six the 4.2 liter V8 were completely while an updated version of the 2.3-liter SOHC four was to the lineup, this time electronic fuel injection improved the turbo lag and increased longevity. The 5.0-liter HO V8 now came a four-barrel carburetor and was rated at 175 hp. The V8 was now available with the fabulous T5 five-speed manual transmission. The option was the new ‘Essex’ 3.8-liter V6 achieved 112 horsepower. Despite all of modifications, 1983 wasn’t the year for the Ford Mustang, and a total of 120,873 Mustangs sold, and this included convertibles.

Not too many changes were for the 1984 model year, as was a carryover. With 165 hp, a fuel-injected of the HO V8 was available with the automatic Back for one final year, the four was now rated at 145 horsepower in the GT. The suspension tuning was revised a and halfway through the 1984 year, Ford introduced a 20th anniversary package for and hatchbacks.

The big news for this was introduction of the sophisticated SVO Mustang. a very unique look, the SVO have a grille on its front end and it single square headlamps. by an inter-cooled version of the turbocharged four, it was rated at a very hp. The SVO was equipped nicely and featured wheels on five-lug hubs four-wheel disc brakes. it was priced very high at and it was no match in speed to the V8-powered GT. Sales were not impressive.

In an all-new grille design was and it featured a single large between the two pairs of headlights. The GT received a new set of 15-inch cast-aluminum with P225/60VR15 Goodyear ‘Gatorback’ tires. The 5.0 HO engine now achieve 210 hp in four-barrel carbureted The turbocharged four was taken off the GT options list, meanwhile the SVO in the lineup.

The only induction on the 1986 5.0 HO was fuel injection, was 200 hp in the Mustang GT with both the manual and four-speed automatic. year real dual was introduced and now there where two converters so each engine featured its own exhaust right to the pipes. The SVO had an output of 200 hp and its turbo was recalibrated.

The V6 engine option was in 1987, which resulted in the of the expensive SVO. Trim were down to just LX and GT, the in LX was only the hatchback and convertible in both trims. The GT received its own face, specific taillights, spoiler, turbine wheels and side skirts. The LX and GT models received a new interior that an improved dashboard that all of the instruments in a pod directly in front of the Now even the 2.3-liter, SOHC engine now featured fuel and could get 90 hp. The 5.0-liter HO was now updated and achieve 225 hp regardless of transmission. The and ’89 Mustangs remained unchanged from 1987, the ‘5.0 Mustang’ also mechanically unchanged through

For the 1990 model year was seriously contemplating re-engineering the to accept a driver-side airbag, but chose to spend the money and the airbag, meanwhile eliminating the steering column in the process. The year an all-new five-spoke, wheel was available on both LX and GT Mustangs. This model on the next year, with a few ‘limited edition’ models

In 1993 the Mustang GT and basic LX remained virtually unchanged. The engine’s output was updated to 205 and an all-new special-edition Mustang, the SVT was introduced! Extremely attractive, the SVT featured 1983 Mustang the front air dam from the GT, 17-inch and a new grille with the running emblem prominently displayed. The inside the Cobra was updated to 235 horsepower, while the larger tires and four-wheel disc ‘all expanded the other of performance’. Ford was able to 114,228 Fox-based Mustangs this year, even 15 years in production. A total of Cobra’s were produced the ’93 model year, an additional 107 ‘Cobra R’s’ produced. These models track ready versions of the that were built normal luxuries like a or even a radio.

The seventh of the Ford Mustang was introduced in and continued on until 1998. new Mustang was very obviously by the styling themes of previous The galloping horse was once placed in the grille, and the side was returned while the taillights split into three horizontally rather than The interior featured a twin-pod that utilized the dashes ’64 ½ and ’73. A two-door with a semi-fastback roof and a where the only two body offered.

For this year, the Fox was thoroughly reinforced, but the basic MacPherson strut front and sprung solid rear remained the same. ABS was optional and disc brakes were now throughout the line. The new convertible the drop top, and this was the Mustang convertible since that was actually conceived as a and not a conversion. The structure was much and the car now handled than the previous model.

Only two engine were available for 1994, Mustangs received a fuel-injected of the 3.8-liter Essex V6 rated at 145 The GT received an updated version of V8 with a flatter intake that was rated at 215 horsepower. of these engines could be to either five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The 1994 GT could be purchased with 16-inch or 17-inch wheels and and it was found to be the most dependable and handling Mustang.

The Mustang was to pace the Indianapolis 500 for the third in its history. Ford used its Special Vehicle Team to another Cobra version of the The end result of the teams effort was a modified GT that featured wheels, and due to a set of Ford’s ‘GT40′ heads and a different intake, a V8 that produced 240 horsepower. The was easily recognized by its blistered front fascia with foglamps, rear spoiler and logos on the fenders and in their The Cobra used to pace the 500 was a while the Cobra coupe was more common. In 1994 1,000 Cobra convertibles sold, while 5,009 coupes were sold year.


A big hit, the new Mustang was into a market that the same as it had been in 1965. A of 123,198 Mustangs were during the 1994 model

Not many changes were in 1995 as the concept was basically fresh and quite popular. A new GTS was introduced this year, and was the Mustang GT’s drivetrain in a plain Mustang shell. were increased to 190,994 for this year and that 48,264 convertibles along another 5,006 SVT Cobras.

For the 5.0-liter V8 was replaced with 4.6 liter, SOHC V8 in the Mustang GT. engine was rated at the same 215 as the outgoing 5.0. The 4.6 started a new trend in Mustang history as the old Ford V8 engine was deleted 31 years of faithful service. The V6 was re-rated to 150 horsepower and transmission remained the five-speed manual or automatic.

For 1995 several 250 R models were introduced, by a 5.8-liter version of the Ford V8 that achieved 300 horsepower. they weren’t very due to the lack of creature comforts AC, radio and a rear seat.

The year Ford added new for the Mustang that were vertically into three The only other minor was revised front fender on the GT heralding the 4.6 engine. A majorly version of the SVT Cobra was introduced in same year and it came with an all-aluminum, DOHC, version of the 4.6-liter engine. The featured a new bulge to accommodate the engine. This SVT Cobra with 305 horsepower and performed so better than the previous this was the most powerful V8 in a since the Boss 351 back in In 1996 Cobra production at 7,496 coupes and 2,510

For the 1997 model year, the was available in a variety of new colors, and it new upholstery and a new security system. A of 108,344 Mustangs were this year, 6,961 of were Cobra coupes, and Cobra convertibles. The Cobra updated five-spoke wheels, to the 4.6-liter V8 that increased to 225 horsepower.

The 1998 Mustang was a carryover, and sales increased to a total of 175,522 produced for the Out of that amount, 5,174 of were Cobra coupes and Cobra convertibles.

For 1999 the entered into its eighth of production and to celebrate, received an front and rear fascia with new sharply creased A new ‘corral’ was also added the galloping horse in the Mustang’s The interior and chassis basically the same; the only big change for year was that all 1999 received special 35th badges on their front Horsepower ratings were increased though for this as significant revisions were to both the base Mustang’s V6 and the GT’s 4.6-liter V8. The V6 was now capable of 190 while the V8 was at an impressive 260. The manual or four-speed automatic options remained the same.

The Cobra was intended to be the pride and joy for the in 1999. The first independent suspension was utilized for the first on a Mustang, and it was basically a trailing arm that incorporated lightweight control arms that in its individual cradle, which in place of the solid rear still used on other The rear suspension was now in great but unfortunately the updated 4.6-liter, 32-valve V8 was originally rated at 320 hp but owners found that engines often made than 300 hp. Cobra owners a class-action suit and demanded or new engines, and Ford scrambled to satisfy their customers. production was suspended during the model year, only a of 8.095 Cobra’s were in 1999 and only 454 for 2000.

For the Mustang remained mostly the except for the addition of new fender Powered by a 5.4-liter, iron-block of the DOHC, 32-valve engine rated at an incredible 385 hp, a very number (300) of ‘Cobra models were introduced year. They came basic, and very pricey, a hefty pricetag of $55,845, and any comforts like AC, or a backseat, these models sold out 2000 was a great year for the and a total of 215,393 units sold.

2001, the Cobra Also new this year was attempt at a bit of nostalgia with its ‘Bullitt’ edition Mustang GT that was designed to evoke of the 1968 Mustang driven by McQueen in the film of the same Based on the regular GT, the Bullitt a lowered suspension, new five-spoke and a fuel-filler door designed to similar to an aircraft’s. The interior of the featured special upholstery and graphics on the instrumentation, an aluminum shift knob and aluminum-finished all reminiscent of the ’68 GT. The engine achieve 265 hp and featured a large body. The Bullitt could be in blue, black or dark A fabulous success, all 5,000 were sold immediately.

For the popular wheels from the made its way to the options list for the Mustang, but this was the only for this year. The following a much more powerful was introduced, along with an limited edition Mach 1 Pumping out an astonishing 390 hp, the new Cobra a supercharged version of the 4.6-liter, 32-valve V8. This baby was the and fastest Mustang EVER by Ford.

The new Mach 1 introduced in was basically mechanically identical to the Cobra in specification. It did use a normally version of the 4.6-liter, DOHC that was now rated at 305 hp, a solid axle and five-speed manual The ‘Shaker’ hood scoop on the Mach 1. Other features a flat, black painted and 17-inch versions of the Magnum 500 from the 1960’s.

For 2004 the celebrated 40 years of production and a 40th anniversary badge on ’04 Mustang. An Anniversary could be bought, and it included stripes, crimson paint, wheels and monogrammed floor Ford introduced a completely Mustang at the 2004 North International Auto Show, ‘S-197′. Based on an all-new D2C the ‘S-197′ was developed under the of Chief Engineer Hau Thai-Tang and styling designer Sid Ramnarace.

heralded the ninth generation of the Mustang, and the all-new Mustang first as a concept. Finally the Fox was put to bed and replaced with the DEW98 that was already being for the Lincoln LS and the Thunderbird. Wanting to pay to the many classic models in its the new Mustang featured the side the fastback roofline and taillights, of the ’65 Mustang, while the nose with its large and round headlights was much the ’67 to ’69 Mustangs.

The of the ’05 Mustang was also similar to the old model, with a dash with optional accent panels it was much the ’67-’68 Mustang. The big speedo and round steering wheel hub and air vents were also to old models. The backlighting was changeable and at the press of a button could be from white, blue, to orange hues. The seating in the was now switched up, going from the on an ottoman’ seating position, was with a seat where one more in, rather than on the The manual gearshifter of the past was now with a remote-linkage setup puts the stick within reach.

The GT featured 300 hp and 315 lb-ft of along the 4.6-liter, all aluminum V8 three valves per cylinder with variable valve The V6 six-shooter can achieve 200 hp, featured 235 of torque and came with the of five-speed manual or four-speed The GT came with five and the option of either automatic or gearbox. The newest Mustang is sprightly, mostly due to the new suspension and components, along with and lighter coil springs. brakes were also along with a more rear axle with effective control arms.

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