The Ford Mustang is a sports car produced by the Ford Motor Company. The car was presented to the public on April 17, 1964 during the New York World's Fair. The Mustang, despite major changes over the years, is Ford's oldest car line. The name "Mustang" is inspired by the US P-51 Mustang fighter jet, named after the country's only wild horse race. It was the first "Muscle Car" in history, being followed years later by competing models clearly inspired by it.

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Launched in April 1964 as a 1965 model the Ford Mustang was presented in two versions: Convertible and Coupe 2 doors. Designed and designed to suit every taste, it could come equipped with a modest 2.8L 101HP 6-cylinder engine up to a 271HP 4.8L V8.

After 6 months, the Fastback version was presented, with strong sporting appeal. There were no significant changes for the year 1966, when the car completed a total of 1 million units sold, proving the enormous success achieved.

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About 70% of the cars sold were equipped with some version of the V8 engine. For 1967 and 1968 Mustang has already undergone the first style update, growing a few inches and looking to have a more aggressive line and become more comfortable.

The main novelty was the introduction of the big block V8 engines as an option. For 1967 the power could reach 325HP, with a 6.4L V8 and 390HP in 1968 with a 7.0L V8. In 1969 and 1970 new style update, made the most current and aggressive line. Launch of BOSS 302 and 429 models, equipped with high performance engines and Mach 1 (Sport) and Large (Luxurious) lines. The years 1971, 1972, and 1973 saw the most significant change of style within the first generation.

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They were strongly influenced by anti-pollution laws, growing concern about fuel consumption, and insurance companies' resistance to accepting high-performance cars. Compared to the 1965 model, the Mustang increased by almost 15 cm and was 250 kg heavier and no longer had engines as powerful as those offered in the 60s. All these factors eventually influenced the end of the first generation and caused the birth of the Mustang. II in 1974, much lighter and more economical, but without the charisma of a true sportsman.

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