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1st generation Mustang, 1964-1973

1st generation Mustang, 1964-1973
1st generation Mustang, 1964-1973

The first-generation 1964 Ford Mustang was first demonstrated at the World Exhibition in New York in April, 1964, and made a great impression on the audience. The first Ford Mustang models were known by its three main body styles: convertible, fastback, and coupe.

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1965 Ford Mustang GT

1965 Ford Mustang GT
1965 Ford Mustang GT

1965 Ford Mustang GT appeared in April 1965. Many sports cars were developed in conjunction with Carroll Shelby, creator of the legendary Cobra. In the Shelby 350 GT version, the engine produced 306 hps, and in a special racing Shelby GT-350R, it produced 360 hp.

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Powerful 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Powerful 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Powerful 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The next model year was marked by a more powerful model 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 which produced 345 hp.

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Modified 1968 Ford Mustang shelby GT500kr

Modified 1968 Ford Mustang shelby GT500kr
Modified 1968 Ford Mustang shelby GT500kr

In 1968, a modification of the 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR with a seven-liter Ram Air 428 Cobra Jet engine and a special air intake system saw the world.

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Chic 1969 Mustang Grande

Chic 1969 Mustang Grande
Chic 1969 Mustang Grande

In 1969, there were new versions such as the cheap E, expensive 1969 Mustang Grande and 1969 Mustang Mach 1 with 335-strong engine. In total, nearly three million 1st generation Mustang cars came out. The cost of the basic”configuration was $2,368 (now it would cost you about $18,500).

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2nd generation Mustang, 1973-1978

2nd generation Mustang, 1973-1978
2nd generation Mustang, 1973-1978

The 2nd generation Ford Mustang, shortened to 175” and developed on the basis of compact Ford Pinto, was released in 1973.

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1973 Ford Mustang versions

1973 Ford Mustang versions
1973 Ford Mustang versions

The 1973 Ford Mustang models were equipped with a V4 2.3 (89 hp), V6 2.8 (106 hp) or V8 4.9 liters (131-141 hp). The 1973 Ford Mustang and 1975 Ford Mustang models were offered in two versions: a two-door coupe or a 3-door hatchback. Despite the poor dynamics and poor car handling, until 1978, about 1.1 million Ford Mustang cars were sold at a price of $3,134.

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3d generation Mustang, 1978–1993

3d generation Mustang, 1978–1993
3d generation Mustang, 1978–1993

The 3d-generation Ford Mustang was sold from 1978 to 1993. The most famous 3d generation Mustang models were 1978, 1984, 1989 Ford Mustang, and Mustang v8.

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1989 Ford Mustang lx enlarged

1989 Ford Mustang lx enlarged
1989 Ford Mustang lx enlarged

At this time, it was again extended to 180”. The previous engine range was supplemented with a turbo “four” of 2.3 liters (118 hp). More powerful (up to 203 hp) engines with fuel injection began to appear under the hoods of Mustangs only since 1983.

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Restyling of the Mustang SVT model

Restyling of the Mustang SVT model
Restyling of the Mustang SVT model

The result of the 1986 restyling of the third Mustang in 1986 was Mustang SVT with a high-powered “eight” of 4.9 liters giving out 238 hp. In just 15 years, 2.6 million third-generation cars were produced.

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4th generation Mustang, 1993-2004

4th generation Mustang, 1993-2004
4th generation Mustang, 1993-2004

GM’s plans to revive Chevrolet Camaro prompted Ford to produce the 4th generation Mustang in 1993.

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The "base" version of the 1993 Ford Mustang

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The "base" version of the 1993 Ford Mustang

The new car was based on a reinforced old platform. The wheelbase was slightly increased. Ford also installed ABS at the additional charge.

The base version of the fourth Mustang was equipped with V6 3.8 engines (147-193 hp).

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1993 Mustang cobra

1993 Mustang cobra
1993 Mustang cobra

1993 Mustang cobra, 1993 Mustang GT, and Mach I versions were equipped with V8 engines of 4.9 liters and 4.6 liters. The starting price rose from $10,810 to $13,365 (about $22,000 nowadays).

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Redesign of 1998 Ford Mustang and other later models

Redesign of 1998 Ford Mustang and other later models
Redesign of 1998 Ford Mustang and other later models

In 1998, during the restyling, the exterior of the 1998 Ford Mustang was redesigned in the spirit of the New Edge design: the noise insulation was improved, the traction control system appeared, and the top versions of the Cobra received an independent rear suspension. Production of the 4-generation 1993 1994, 1994, and 1999 Ford Mustang, 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 2003 Ford Mustang GT, and 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 models stopped in 2004.

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5th generation Mustang, 2004-2014

5th generation Mustang, 2004-2014
5th generation Mustang, 2004-2014

The first version of the 5th generation Mustang was released in 2004.

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Platform D2C at the heart of 2005 Ford Mustang coupe

Platform D2C at the heart of 2005 Ford Mustang coupe
Platform D2C at the heart of 2005 Ford Mustang coupe

The new 2005 Ford Mustang coupe and 2005 Ford Mustang convertible models had a simpler suspension and interior, its own platform D2C at the heart of the cars.

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Powerful 2006 Ford Mustang GT convertible

Powerful 2006 Ford Mustang GT convertible
Powerful 2006 Ford Mustang GT convertible

The Mustang models 2006 Ford Mustang GT convertible, 2007 Ford Mustang GT deluxe, and 2008 Ford Mustang GT premium were equipped with V6 4.0 (231 hp) and V8 4.6 liters (304-450 hp) in combination with a five- and six-speed manual gearbox or a five- and six-speed automated gearbox. Charged versions with the “eight” of 5.4 and 5.8 produced up to 672 hp.

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Restyling of 2010 Ford Mustang GT and other later models

Restyling of 2010 Ford Mustang GT and other later models
Restyling of 2010 Ford Mustang GT and other later models

Since 2009, the car underwent numerous attempts at restyling but this did not save it from declining sales.

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6th generation Mustang, 2014

6th generation Mustang, 2014
6th generation Mustang, 2014

The 6th generation Mustang sports cars debuted on the US market in September 2014, and in 2015, the car was officially launched in Europe.

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Turbo engine in 2015 Ford Mustang coupe

Turbo engine in 2015 Ford Mustang coupe
Turbo engine in 2015 Ford Mustang coupe

2015 Ford Mustang coupe 2015 Ford Mustang coupe and 2016 Ford Mustang convertible are equipped with a turbo 2.3 EcoBoost (317 hp) or an atmospheric V8 5.0 with a capacity of 421 hps, and Ford Mustang is also equipped with the motor V6 3.7, developing 300 horsepowers.

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2016 Ford Mustang GT and later versions

2016 Ford Mustang GT and later versions
2016 Ford Mustang GT and later versions

All 2016 and 2017 Ford Mustangs have a drive to the rear wheels. Ford Mustang is sold at a price of $23,500.