Mustang Background and History

The Mustang is a type of vehicle that is produced by the legendary Ford Company. It is one of the greatest automotive innovations. Since its invention, the car has brought with it a lot of advantages, including fast speeds and comfortability. For more than forty years, Mustang has been rocking the markets and stealing the shows everywhere. This article aims at letting you know how the incredible vehicle came to be, how it has withstood the test of time and how it has developed into what you nowadays see on the streets.

What happened in the first generation?

In its first three months on sale in Australia, Mustang ranks as the best-selling sports coupe. Demand is so strong, the pony car was initially sold out through 2017, but an additional 2,000 Mustangs are slated to ship Down Under by the end of this year.


The first generation of the Ford Mustang took place in the mid-1960s. In 1964, the first ever Mustang was unveiled to the public which also happened to attract one of the biggest crowd in the 60s. In 1964, two other Mustang cars were developed. They were an improvement on the 1962 mustang one that was a two-seater and was powered by a v4. Mustang 2 was developed in 1963 and also had a significant improvement from its predecessor the Mustang 1. It was a four seator, and its engine was situated in its front. Apart from the Corvette, which was also developed at the same time, the Mustang was equally as sleek.

The Mustang was forced to share more of its concepts with another product of Ford so as to make it more affordable in the markets. The Mustang assumed the same shape as a convertible. Its structure included a cockpit that was closer to the chassis and it covered 108 inches from one bumper to another. As time went by, it was easier to differentiate a Mustang that was developed in 1966 from one that was drawn up in 1965 as the former had either horizontal or vertical partitioning bars.

What happened in the second generation of Mustangs?

Just after the first generation of Mustangs was over in 1966, in 1967, the second generation took over. The Mustang now possessed something that it did not in the earlier years. Mustang experienced more completion from its closest rivals. In response, the Mustang acquired a great new look. It was made a little bit bigger than its predecessor. Both the conventional power plant and the horsepower were significantly improved.

What happened in the third generation? 

The Mustang continued to become bigger. From 1969 to 1970 is when most of the third generation changes took place. The mustang’s body now had headlights and a “pointed” nose. The Mustang continued to grow over the years and more sore over the generations. From the third generation, it grew steadily to the current ninth generation. It improved on the amount of fuel it consumed, technologically and general body structure. The current Mustang is as a result of a concept that was developed in 2003.


From the above article, we can depict that it has taken a very long time for the Mustang to grow, develop and evolve into the current big name that it currently possesses. As sleek as it currently is, we have not given hope of it improving for the better. We expect to see a Mustang convertible, and it’s just a matter of time before that happens.