Ford’s 10 millionth Mustang is a Wimbledon White throwback to the ’60s

Shane McGlaun - Aug 9, 2018, 6:53 am CST
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Ford’s 10 millionth Mustang is a Wimbledon White throwback to the ’60s

Ford kicked off the Pony Car revolution back in the early ’60s when the very first Mustang rolled off the assembly line. That 1964.5 Mustang VIN 001 was a Wimbledon White convertible with a 3-speed automatic and a 164hp V8 engine under the hood. The 10 millionth car was a very similar 2019 Mustang GT convertible.

The 2019 GT drop top was painted in the same Wimbledon White paint and has a 6-speed manual transmission. Ford also packed the 10 millionth Mustang with the “latest driver assist technology” and the car rolled off the assembly line at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The Mustang is a hugely important car for Ford and is one of only two Ford cars that are continuing production.

The automaker is moving to a full SUV and truck line other than the Mustang and the Focus Crossover. To celebrate the production of the 10 millionth Mustang, Ford had an employee celebration at its Dearborn HQ.

That celebration involved lots of Mustang cars in a car show and flyovers from three WWII era P-51 Mustang aircraft. The event saw a parade of five decades worth of Pony cars cruising from Dearborn to Flat Rock where the Mustang is currently manufactured.

During its 54-year production run the Mustang has been built in San Jose, California, Metuchen, New Jersey, and Dearborn, Michigan. Ford has also taken the occasion to brag that the Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the US for the last 50 years and the best-selling sports car in the world for the last three years in a row.

SOURCE: Ford


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