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Mustang Trivia

  • Born in April of 1964
  • Cars made before September of 1964 are considered 1964 1/2
  • 1964 1/2 models included only the convertible and coupe
  • Fastback was introduced in the 1965 model year
  • 1964 1/2 through 1966
    • Carroll Shelby introduced his GT-350's in fastback model (six convertibles exist from '6 6)
    • Engine options were:
      • 260 V-8 (early)
      • 200 Six Cylinder (4 lug wheels)
      • 200 Horsepower 289 (C-Code)
      • 225 Horsepower 289 (A-Code)
      • 271 Horsepower 289 (K-Code) (aka Hi-po 289)
    • GT package is second only to GT-350 in desirability and value today
  • 1967 through 1968 (they were a little bigger)
    • Shelby GT-350 was joined by the GT-500 (big block) in this era
    • Shelby also added a convertible to his offerings
    • Largely due to consumer outcry started in Hot Rod magazine, a 428 was added in 1968
    • 428 Cobra Jet was a success and one of the fastest things on the street
    • You could order a Mustang and have the dealer put a 427 into it
    • The age of the "Specials" arrive: California, High Country
  • 1969 through 1970 (even larger this time)
    • Mach I is introduced
    • Boss 302 is introduced
    • Boss 429 is introduced, women pick up children off the street
    • Shelby's get completely civilized, Shelby himself turns the program over to Ford
    • Body styles increase: Sportsroof, Coupe, Grande, and Convertible
    • Options go ballistic: GT, Mach, Boss, Grande, Specials, etc. etc. etc.
  • 1971 through 1973 (REALLY Big!)
    • Boss 429 and Boss 302 are replaced by Boss 351
    • 429 is normal engine option
    • Shelby Mustangs are no more
    • The age of the classic Mustang is drawn to an end (sniff)

 
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