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45th Mustang Anniversary
« on: March 09, 2010, 10:41:34 PM »
Heard on the radio that today was the 45th anniversary of the first Mustang!  Anyone out there able to verify this fact as I also heard that the first one was not actually for sale until later in the year.  I'm sure somebody has the actual dates that can verify or challenge the information.

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 12:46:08 AM »
The first Mustang was produced on March 9, 1964.  The first Mustang was introduced to the public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World' fair.  So, as far as the anniversary date, then yes, March 9 would be the anniversary date. 
The First Mustang (s/n 0000001) was a Wimbleton White 64 1/2 convertible sold , by mistake, to Capt. Stanley Tucker , an airline pilot, in St Johns', Newfoundland, Canada. It was a promotional car sent by Ford around the country to promote the new Mustang car. The salesman there, thought the car was to be sold and then did so when Capt Tucker showed interest in the car. It took 2 yrs for Ford to get the car back , in exchange for a new 1967 fastback Mustang (1,000,000,001th ). The '64 1/2 now resides in the Ford museum, still displaying the Nfld and Labrador license plates.

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 01:14:10 AM »
The first production Mustang, 5F08F100001, had a scheduled build date of March 5, 1964. It came with a 260CID V8, 4 speed, a 2.80 limited slip differential and a DSO of 81, Canada.
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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 01:17:39 AM »
The first one may have had a "scheduled" build date of March 5th, but everything I read says it was actually built on March 9.  Here it is, and a link that says it was built on March 9.
http://www.nextautos.com/etc/first-mustang-ever-sold-commands-5-million-pricetag
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 02:30:59 AM »
I could be wrong but my maths says last year model was the 45th     2010 - 1964= 46   Plus Ford made the 45th anniversary Mustangs last year... haha  Notice the fender badge

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 02:50:21 AM »
If you factor in that there was actually no 64 Mustang, then it is the 45th anniversary of the Mustang.  Start from 1965 and do the math. 

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010, 03:12:10 AM »
Tell it to Ford. .....they made the 45th anniversary last year look it up

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 03:33:15 AM »
Here is another example.. Known as the 2009 1/2 Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang, this coach-built pony car features a special body designed by Michael Leone and built by the legendary Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters.

http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/iacocca-45th-anniversary-edition-ford-mustang

I think you missed the party.

http://mustangs.about.com/b/2009/04/20/mustang-45th-annivesary-attracts-thousands.htm

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010, 11:42:51 AM »
The anniversary is for the first Mustang rolling off the Ford assembly line on march 9, 1964 so it's the 46th anniversary not the 45th. ;)
http://mustangs.about.com/od/mustangphotogalleries/ig/First-Generation-Photo-Gallery/

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 03:27:35 PM »
Yeah, The party was over last year. :o

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Re: 45th Mustang Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2010, 04:12:29 PM »
I guess you guys are right.  My bad!

 

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