Car Rental 101: 5 Facts About the Legendary Vintage Mustang

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Top Facts About the Ford Mustang

For over fifty years, the Ford Mustang has been dominating the roads not just in America, but from across the world. It is nearly every boy’s dream to drive one of these spectacular classic car style vehicles. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s fast, sleek and has so much power under the hood. If you are a Mustang nut or just automotive enthusiast then you should check the 5 incredible vintage Mustang facts.

 

1) It Was an Instant Success

Some cars take years to catch on. Even some of the most popular vehicles today like those from Toyota or BMW took literally decades to become popular in the US. The Mustang was a completely different story. Its debut at the World's Fair on April 17, 1964, and Ford sold 22,000 of them within weeks at dealerships across the US and Canada.

 

2) There Name Has an Unusual History

Although we are used to the Mustang’s iconic horse logo, one of the original designers was actually trying to name it after the classic World War II Airplane the P-51 Mustang. The name was rejected for sounding too much like an airplane. After a while, the designer came back and decided to name it after the horse arguing that it had so much horsepower under the hood. This won over the executives and thus the Mustang was born.  

 

3) The Mustang Convertible Disappeared For 10 Years

Even though many of us have in our heads the classic 1966 Mustang Convertible, the convertible model actual disappeared for over 10 years starting from 1973. To this days, car historians can’t figure out why Ford went in that direction since it was such an iconic look. Fortunately, they brought the convertible back in the 80’s and it’s been roof down and the wind blowing through the hair ever since!

 

4) It Has Won the Long Game

For many years, the Mustang’s biggest competitors were the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. Both are classic muscle cars that many of us also enjoy but disappeared from their respective company lineups. The Camaro reappeared a few years, but only the Mustang has long been the clear winner in the muscle car marathon. In fact, in 2014, it beat the Camaro by selling 25,000 more units than its competitor.

 

5) It was Ford’s 300 Millionth Car

Ford, of course, has a large range of vehicles in its selection. From the Explorer to the Focus and even the Edge, it tries to have something for everyone. But the Mustang has always been the hallmark of the brand. For that reason, when Ford assembled its 300 millionth vehicle in 2003, it was a special edition Mustang. It had a special V-8 Engine and was built right in time for the model’s 30th birthday.

 

A Truly Classic Car

When it comes to classic car longevity, nothing beats the power, style, and fun of a vintage Mustang. They truly give you the opportunity to get on the road and get the most out of your driving experience. So check out one of our many classic Mustangs available to rent for your next special event and get ready for the ride of your life.