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There is Not Many Cars That Resemble The Classic Mustang

As the updated “retro” version of the classic Mustang has been recently enjoying a comeback through the new and improved gas mileage models, there are still many people that prefer the original Ford mustangs. When the straight-six cylinder convertibles and coupes were released in 1965, the introduction in 1964 of the prototype had many “Pony car” fans clamoring to buy these sporty looking automobiles. In the first two years, the classic Mustang sold over a million units.

There is Not Many Cars That Resemble The Classic Mustang. While the original body was said to be a cross between Ford’s Fairlane and Falcon models, the GT equipment version proved to be anything but a resemblance to either of those models. By late 1965, the V8 motor, fastback versions were popular and with the 1966 release of the Shelby GT classic Mustang, drag racer “wanna-be’s” decided they had to have this muscle car, which was rapidly gaining in popularity.

It was more than 45 years ago that the Ford Mustang was introduced at the New York World’s Fair, but the innovative design has made it a muscle car with staying power that remains today. As one of the only original muscle cars in constant and current production, today’s model of the “Pony car” is referred to by Ford as “retro futurism” because of its resemblance to the original classic models.

Throughout the history of this popular sporty model, there have been a variety of models and some have been inspired by legendary racing greats, such as the Parnelli Jones, Steve Saleen, and Dan Gurney limited edition Mustang versions. In addition, Mach I, Shelby Cobra, and the Boss Series have been favorite collector editions that are the subject of many car-restoring enthusiasts. They are still popular “show-stoppers” that draw plenty of attention at car shows and plenty of “Pony car” enthusiasts would love to have any one of these models.

When Lee Iacocca was with Ford, the first Mustangs were unveiled, also known as the 1964 ½ models, since it was mid-April when this legendary automobile, made its debut. Ford designated these cars as 1965 models, but true collectors and those that are into restoring these automobiles are able to differentiate between them and there could be a difference in the values on the collector marketplace. There are some collectors that have an exact preference for certain models of the classic Mustang, whether it is a Shelby GT 350 or the ever-popular Mach I.

While there are few cars that come close in resemblance to the classic Mustang, Ford has made every effort to make their newest models as close as possible, in every way. Even though the newer models get better gas mileage, they are still made with the power you expect from this muscle car, which has been popular for almost five decades. If you are a Ford Mustang enthusiast that is searching for the look of a classic Mustang, the newer models come as close as anything you will find-except for the original vintage automobiles that are now considered classics, of course.




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