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Belt Tensioners · Engine Cooling · Engine Electrical · Fan Belts · New Gas Engines · Other Engine Parts · Radiator and Related Components · Reman Gas. The Ford Mustang is an American car manufactured by Ford. It was originally based on the .. Iacocca wanted the new car, which returned the Mustang to its . Engines were revised for , and transmission options included the engine with a production date between February 14, , and February 10, Research the Ford Mustang GT in Paramus, NJ at All American Ford of Paramus. View pictures, specs, and pricing & schedule a test drive today.
Background[ edit ] The Ford Mustang began production five months before the normal start of the production year. His lap times were only slightly off the pace of the F1 race cars. An alternative view was that Robert J. Eggert, Ford Division market research manager, first suggested the Mustang name.
Eggert, a breeder of quarterhorsesreceived a birthday present from his wife of the book, The Mustangs by J. Frank Dobie in Later, the book's title gave him the idea of adding the "Mustang" name for Ford's new concept car. The designer preferred Cougar early styling bucks can be seen wearing a Cougar grille emblem or Torino an advertising campaign using the Torino name was actually preparedwhile Henry Ford II wanted T-bird II.
Kreidlera manufacturer of mopeds, also used the name, so Mustang was sold in Germany as the "T-5" until December Mustangs grew larger and heavier with each model year until, in response to the — models, Ford returned the car to its original size and concept for It has since seen several platform generations and designs.
Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original model to remain in uninterrupted production over five decades of development and revision. Frey was the head engineer for the T-5 project —supervising the overall development of the car in a record 18 months  —while Iacocca himself championed the project as Ford Division general manager.
The T-5 prototype was a two-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster. This vehicle employed the German Ford Taunus V4 engine. This use of common components also shortened the learning curve for assembly and repair workers, while at the same time allowing dealers to pick up the Mustang without also having to invest in additional spare parts inventory to support the new car line.
Original sales forecasts projected less thanunits for the first year. The rush into production included some unusual quirks, such as the horn ring bearing the 'Ford Falcon' logo covered by a trim ring with a 'Ford Mustang' logo. Front and rear end styling was more pronounced, and the "twin cove" instrument panel offered a thicker crash pad, and larger gauges.
Hardtop, fastback and convertible body styles continued as before. Around this time, the Mustang was paired with a Mercury variant, called the Cougarwhich used its own styling cues, such as a "prowling cat" logo and hidden quad headlamps. New safety regulations by the U.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA for included an energy-absorbing steering column and wheel, 4-way emergency flashers, a dual-circuit hydraulic braking system, and softer interior knobs. The models received revised side scoops, steering wheel, and gasoline caps.
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Side marker lights were also added that year, and cars built after January 1, included shoulder belts for both front seats on coupes. The restyle "added more heft to the body as width and length again increased. Weight went up markedly too. The models featured "quad headlamps" which disappeared to make way for a wider grille and a return to standard headlamps in the models.
This switch back to standard headlamps was an attempt to tame the aggressive styling of the model, which some felt was too extreme and hurt sales, but production exceeded the total. Additionally, a variety of performance packages were introduced that included the Mach 1the Bossand Boss The two Boss models were to homologate the engines for racing.
A fourth model available only as a hardtop, the Grande, saw success starting in with its soft ride, "luxurious" trim, 55 pounds A Sportsroof Sales decline[ edit ] Developed under the watch of S. A displeased Iacocca summed up later: Ford Mustang second generation — Mustang II Lee Iacoccawho had been one of the forces behind the original Mustang, became President of Ford Motor Company in and ordered a smaller, more fuel-efficient Mustang for The price of an item will not be confirmed until you order.
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