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Fashioning the aluminum-bodied Mustang I's foundation was the job of Roy Lunn , the chassis engineer who later directed the design of Ford's world-beating race car, the GT-40. A tubular-steel birdcage space frame complete with roll bar was ...
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The entire history of America's original pony car, in its full glory.Ford's Mustang is America's most iconic pony car. According to many, it is the only vehicle that really earned the title "pony car." This lavishly illustrated work walks readers through Mustang's 50-plus years of continuous production - a rich and varied history nearly unmatched in the automotive world.From the first six-cylindered Mustang of 1964-1/2 through fire-breathing, world-beating Boss and Shelby versions to today's all-new Mustang, The Complete Book of Mustang offers an in-depth look at the prototypes and experimental models, the anniversary and pace cars, and the specialty packages for street and competition driving that have made the Mustang an automotive legend for more than a half century. Officially licensed and created in cooperation with Ford and providing extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America's best-loved pony car. No muscle car enthusiast, motorsports fan, or car collector will want to miss this book!
First Mustang specific metal parts were developed here in the Ford Body Engineering Building in Dearborn (2007 photo). ... 50 of these prototypes would be assembled for testing, but because of the expedited time frame used for the Mustang, ...
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When Lee Iacocca brought his Fairlane Committee together in 1962 to explore the possibilities of a new kind of car for young, forward-thinking families, no one could have predicted quite how successful this car would eventually be. Finding a styling void in the swiftly growing baby boomer market, Ford hit a marketing bullseye with the Mustang--a four-seat, sporty "pony car" perfect for the times. In the first two years of its production, more than a million Mustangs were built--redefining the Ford brand and becoming the company's most popular car since the Model T. Based on extensive research and interviews with Mustang team members, including Lee Iacocca, management and factory employees, this book tells the fascinating story of how a clandestine group at Ford created one of the most iconic car designs in history.
Seated in the low-slung Mustang I is Roy Lunn. chassis engineer and the main man behind the car's birth. search of a ... A tubular-sreel "birdcage" space frame complete with roll bar was welded up as a home for a midship-mounted V-4 ...
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Introduced in April 1964, the Ford Mustang was a masterpiece of design, performance, and marketing. Thanks largely to its sporty lines, a lack of competition from GM and Chrysler, and a list of options that could be tailored to everyone from street racers to little old ladies, the Mustang is credited with pioneering the "pony car" concept. The period covered in this colorful photohistory represents the most collectible Mustang model years, and top automotive journalist Mike Mueller examines all the hardtops, convertibles, and fastbacks of the era, along with the phenomenal sales Mustang posted in its extended first year, the design changes and special performance editions of the 1960s, associations with race legends like Carroll Shelby, the role Lee Iacocca played in the car's introduction, and the marketing tactics that helped make the Mustang an American classic. The author's brilliant modern color photographs of factory original cars are accompanied by nostalgic period sales literature and behind-the-scenes black-and-white photography depicting Mustang development.