Saturday, April 18, 2009
No other American car is more instantly recognizable than the Ford Mustang.
It all began in the mid-’60s when the biggest population bubble in history was coming of age in America. Baby boomers would dominate the era and they didn’t want cars that looked anything like their parents’ cars. In 1964, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Goldfinger was in the theaters, and the price of gas was 30 cents per gallon. The Mustang was shown to the public the first time in the Ford Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964. It went on sale at that same day at Ford dealerships across the country for the staggering price of $2,500, factory equipped.
This month, Ford Motor Company will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the iconic Ford Mustang with a four-day celebration in Birmingham, AL.