Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang – America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight. The Mustang’s status as America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years is based on Ford analysis of 1966-2018 total United States new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports car segments supplied by IHS Markit.
The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460-horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 6-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The first serialised Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same colour and model with a 3-speed automatic transmission and 164-horsepower V8.
Ford is celebrating the milestone with employee celebrations at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, including flyovers from three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes and a massive gathering of Mustangs produced for more than five decades parading from Dearborn to Flat Rock, where the Mustang currently is manufactured.
During its 54-year production history, Mustang was also built in San Jose, California; Metuchen, New Jersey, and the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn, Michigan.
The latest Ford Mustang offers more technology, exhilarating performance and greater scope for personalisation than ever. The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation. In addition to its sales leadership, the Mustang page has more likes on Facebook than any other vehicle nameplate.
“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world,” said Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company. “I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”