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On This Day In Automotive History: Ford Commemorates 1 Millionth Mustang
In 1966 the Ford Motor Company commemorates its 1 millionth Mustang to roll over the assembly line. The 1 millionth vehicle was a white convertible and was introduced to the public two years prior on April 17,1964 in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The average price tag of the working man’s Thunderbird was $2,300 and buyers could pick between a hardtop, coupe or convertible.
Throughout its history, the Mustang was promoted in numerous movies:
James Bond “Goldfinger”
“Gone In 60 Seconds”
The original “Gone in 60 Seconds”
And any respectable list has the “Bullitt” chase in the top three. If you’re any kind of Mustang fan, it’s your most favorite car chase scene in movie history – or so we hear.
The Mustang has made hundreds of appearances in cinemas throughout its history and within a few years after its debut more than 500 Mustang fan clubs were born.
On its 35th anniversary, the United States Postal Service created a stamp celebrating the original Mustang Model.