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Classics 1964 Ford Mustang Test Car Photos You've Never Seen

08:26  18 june  2020
08:26  18 june  2020 Source:   hotrod.com

This 1967 Mustang Coupe Is Built to Vintage Trans Am Specs

  This 1967 Mustang Coupe Is Built to Vintage Trans Am Specs Built to compete in vintage Trans Am racing, John McClintock’s 1967 Mustang is simple, but effective.For 1967, 25 coupes were built, according to the Shelby American Automobile Club, with four used as team cars and the rest being sold to privateers. Shelby team cars were key to Ford winning the Trans Am title that year, indirectly cementing the Mustang coupe as a body style with plenty of competition chops. John's Mustang was built as an homage to these illustrious cars that are largely unknown outside of Shelby and road racing circles.

And how the Mustang changed a child's life.

In May 1964, MotorTrend magazine editors took a brand-new 1964 Ford Mustang to Riverside International Raceway to put the pony through its paces. Ford Engineering had loaded the test car with all the optional performance parts: the 271-horsepower version of the 289 engine, four-speed transmission, 3.89:1 rear gears, handling package, and 15-inch wheels with Firestone 170-TW Super Sport tires.

1966 Mustang Fastback Barn Find: Mojave Desert, Montana, and … Murder for Hire?

  1966 Mustang Fastback Barn Find: Mojave Desert, Montana, and … Murder for Hire? Know of a cool barn find or have one of your own? Tell us the story and send photos to hotrod@hotrod.com Yes, this is fundamentally a feature about a rare barn find 1966 Mustang fastback, but as the headline suggests, there’s a whole lot more to its story. If you just came to see the car itself and want to know exactly how good of a barn find it really is, we'll get the specs out of the way first: It's a factory A-Code 1966 Mustang fastback with the 289 ci V-8, four-speed top loader transmission, limited-slip rearend, and, if the pictures are to be believed, it was originally painted a rare burgundy with white racing stripes.

a car parked on the side of a road: 001-INTRODUCTION-OF-THE-1964-FORD-MUSTANG © Motor Trend archives 001-INTRODUCTION-OF-THE-1964-FORD-MUSTANG

The bright red test Mustang clocked a 0-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds and got to the end of the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds at a top speed of 89 mph. MotorTrend published its story in the August 1964 issue. These archive photos are from that test day in Riverside. Most of them were not published.

Ford had introduced the Mustang to the public the month before, at the New York World's Fair. My dad took me and my sisters there, probably in hopes of exposing us to the world's latest technological advances and to the curious cultures of foreign lands. The trip ended up shaping the course of my life.

1967 Mustang Is the Perfect Blueprint for a Coyote Swap

  1967 Mustang Is the Perfect Blueprint for a Coyote Swap Wicked Fabrication has become the go-to shop for late-model Coyote V-8 swaps, and Byron Tudor’s 1967 Mustang is the latest example.The good thing we speak of is the 1967 coupe that was given to Byron by his girlfriend's sister, Holly. Holly had driven the plain white coupe for a number of years before parking it in the late '90s due to its declining condition and concerns regarding reliability. After having it sit in her garage for nearly 20 years and concluding she was unlikely to get it back on the road, Holly offered it to Byron—free of charge. It was important to Holly that her Mustang go to a good home.

a car parked on the side of a road © Motor Trend archives

At the fair, big crowds were packing the Ford Pavilion, eager to see the new models, in particular the brand-new Mustang. Despite being in kindergarten, I was still pretty uneducated, and couldn't identify any car by make or model. Seeing the 1964 Ford Mustang at the World's Fair changed that. For hundreds of thousands of spectators, the car was impressive. For me, it was eye-opening. I could have stood there staring at it all day. It was the first time I took a photo of a car and may have been the first time I uttered the word "cool."

a man riding on the back of a car © Motor Trend archives

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Production of the 7th-generation pony car should start in 2022, which suggests a reveal could happen as soon as next year.Citing sources close to the Blue Oval's plans, industry publication Automotive News reported Monday that Ford will keep this next pony car around for a lengthy eight-year product cycle. AN's sources also reaffirmed a 2022 production start date, which would give the next Mustang life through the end of this decade at least.

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