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The Mustang I made its formal debut at the United States Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, New York on October 7, 1962, where test driver and contemporary Formula One race driver Dan Gurney lapped the track in a demonstration using the second "race" prototype.His lap times were only slightly off the pace of the F1 race cars. Eggert, Ford Division market research manager, first suggested the Mustang name.
The original 1962 Ford Mustang I two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang.A "Fastback 2 2", first manufactured on August 17, 1964, enclosed the trunk space under a sweeping exterior line similar to the second series Corvette Sting Ray and European sports cars such as the Jaguar E-Type coupe.Many (if not most) of the interior, chassis, suspension, and drivetrain components were derived from those used on Ford's Falcon and Fairlane.The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the production model's front and rear ends with a roof that was 2.7 inches shorter.The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current sixth generation.Did the original birds have screws on the back of them and attached by those flimsy nuts ?
If so you DO need to remove the fender to get to the place behind the birds if you need to screw them on though.......
Kreidler, a manufacturer of mopeds, also used the name, so Mustang was sold in Germany as the "T-5" until December 1978.
Mustangs grew larger and heavier with each model year until, in response to the 1971–1973 models, Ford returned the car to its original size and concept for 1974.
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 than 100,000 units for the first year.
The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American muscle cars, affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear decks The Ford Mustang was brought out five months before the normal start of the 1965 production year.