Milestones – Production of 10 Millionth Mustang

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Ford Motor celebrated the production of its 10 millionth Mustang today. Ford  claims it is America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years, and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.

The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan where Mazda once built cars.

The first serialized Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same color and model with a three-speed manual transmission and 164 horsepower V8.

Ford is noting the milestone at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, including flyovers from three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes and Mustangs produced for more than five decades parading from Dearborn to Flat Rock, where the Mustang currently is manufactured.

During its 54-year production history, Mustang also was built in San Jose, Calif., Metuchen, NJ., and the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn, Mich.

America’s Best-Selling Sports Car?

Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years, based on a Ford analysis of 1966-2018 total U.S. new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports car segments supplied by IHS Markit.

The latest Ford Mustang, large and overweight though it be, clearly has more technology, exhilarating performance and more personalization than ever.

The Mustang Bullitt returns for the 2019 model year, with an exclusive 480-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, plus distinctive design and trim. The classic California Special also returns with unique design and trim enhancements.

All 5.0-liter V8 2019 Mustangs with manual transmissions offer rev-matching downshifts. While the EcoBoost engine gets an optional quad-tip fully active exhaust. All- new custom-tuned 1,000-watt B&O PLAY high-performance sound system and available Apple CarPlay compatibility for Ford+Alexa and Waze via SYNC® 3 will satisfy audiophiles who probably don

T remember Mad Man Muntz.

The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation. In addition to its sales leadership, the Mustang page has more likes on Facebook than any other vehicle nameplate.

Model Year Mustang Launches

  • 2019 Limited-edition Mustang Bullitt with 480 horsepower
  • 2018 Updated style, new 5.0-liter V8 engine with 460 horsepower and Performance Pack II 2015 All-new sixth generation Mustang, first with independent rear suspension and Shelby GT350 / GT350R with flat-plane crank 5.2-liter V8 2012 First Boss 302 since 1971 returns with 444 horsepower V8 2011 All-new 412-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT debuts 2008 Iconic Bullitt Mustang returns 2007 California Special edition returns
  • 2004 Dearborn Assembly Plant ends 40 years of Mustang production moves to Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.
  • 2003 Mustang Mach 1 model returns with Ram-Air “Shaker” hood scoop
  • 2001 Debut of Mustang Bullitt limited-edition salute to movie car
  • 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra “R” race version returns
  • 1993 Limited production SVT Mustang Cobra debuts
  • 1984 Mustang SVO debuts
  • 1982 Mustang GT returns after 12-year absence
  • 1979 Euro-styled “Fox” platform Mustang debuts
  • 1976 Cobra II joins the lineup
  • 1974 Mustang II debuts amid gas crisis; no V8 engine offered until 1975
  • 1970 Ram-Air “Shaker” hood offered
  • 1969 High-performance Boss 302 and Boss 429 introduced
  • 1968 Mustang 390 GT stars with Steve McQueen in “Bullitt”; 428 Cobra Jet engine debuts 1965 Shelby GT350 introduced; Mustang 2+2 with full fastback roof debuts

 

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