Last week marked Mustang’s 55th Anniversary and enthusiasts across the world celebrated National Mustang Day. Who knew there was a National Mustang Day? And why is there a celebrated National day for this beloved car we hear you ask?
Well, because on April 17th 55 years ago Henry Ford II revealed to the world the iconic car at the World’s Fair in New York. It wowed car enthusiasts everywhere and Ford sold a whopping 400,000 Mustangs within its first year of production, far exceeding sales expectations.
Now, fast forward to the present day and Ford is celebrating the Mustang being named the world’s best-selling sports coupe for another year having already picked up this title in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
For you Ford Mustang lovers out there, here is an interesting fact – did you know that the car was named after a World War II fighter plane, the Mustang and was the first of its type of vehicle to become known as a “pony car.”
So, we don’t blame these loyal supporters for celebrating and making the most out of National Mustang Day as we are talking about one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever – the Madonna of its kind. Clearly the Ford Mustang still reigns a champion in its field and a star of its age with the pony picking up an additional half point of global share last year.
This was helped in part by the huge release of the new Ford Mustang BULLITT, which surpassed global sales forecasts by 25 percent. Move over Aston-Martin – we think that Bond should be swapping his ride in the next film for the Ford Mustang BULLITT surely .
So here’s to you Ford Mustang,
we raise our glasses to you in celebration for your anniversary and on winning
yet again the best-selling sports coupe. You still retain your position as top
of the class.