Classic Ford Mustangs include the original '64 coupe, the 1964 convertible and the 1966 Mustang GT Coupe. The Ford Motor Company continued to add to the successful line of Pony cars with the GT Fastback in 1966 and the Mustang Mach 1 in 1971.
When the Ford Motor Company first introduced the new Ford Mustang, the public jumped at the chance to own one. There were over 22,000 Mustangs sold on the first day, and by the end of its first year on the market, almost 420,000 were purchased, according to Classic Pony Cars. With such a wide variety of models to choose from, the customer had the option to get whatever he wanted.
The original Mustang was powered by either a six-cylinder motor or a 289 cubic inch V-8 that produced 271 horses. The first convertible version was sold in 1965 along with a 2+2 Fastback model that would go on to become one of the most sought after cars in the world. Ford recognized that it had an instant classic on its hands and kept the Mustang’s unique and recognizable styling cues, such as the long front end, distinctive headlight and grill design, and the roomy interior, consistent through the first years of production.
The classic years for the Mustang range from its birth in 1964 to around 1973 when it finished the run of the Mach 1 and introduced the small and underpowered Mustang II.