The Ford Mustang Turns 55 Years Old and It’s as Dominant as Ever
One of the most iconic cars of all times hits another milestone
Ford sold a massive 113,066 Mustangs in 2018, making it the best selling sports coupe of the year and further enforcing the fact that it is one of the most recognisable and globally renowned cars of all time. This is the fourth year in a row that the Mustang has claimed the title of the best-selling sports coupe and sales are up by 27 per cent in 2019 already, with 2,300 sold in the first quarter of the year, so the ongoing success of these muscle car shows no signs of slowing down.
All of this success comes with very convenient timing, as Ford is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Mustang. For most of those years, the car simply didn’t exist on our shores, and it’s only since the launch of the 2015 model that the car became widely accessible. The 2015 Mustang went on sale pretty much globally. You could buy one in 146 countries across the world in 2018 and Ford have sold in excess of 500,000 ‘sixth-generation’ models since its launch, more than 45,000 of which were sold in Europe.
Naturally, the Mustang is still most popular over in the States. Ford sold 75,842 models in the US last year, making it the most popular sports coupe in the country where it is most adored and has been for the entirety of its 55-year lifespan. It was as recently as August of 2018 when Ford produced the 10 millionth Mustang ever. The Wimbledon White V8 Convertible rolled off the production line boasting a huge 5.0-litre engine with 460 horsepower and a high tech 6-speed gearbox, quite a substantial improvement on the very first Mustang back in 1964, which was the same colour but had a 3-speed gearbox and V8 engine that put out just 164 horsepower… Oh, how times have changed, but the raw beauty of the Mustang is still as present today as it was back then.
Ford president Jim Farley, said: “We broke the mould when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,”
“Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”
The new Mustang is still on sale right now at your local Ford dealership. Prices start from £37,685 for the 2.3 litre Ecoboost model and £42,810 for the full-metal 5.0 V8 GT model. Both come well equipped as standard, with Limited Slip Differentials, adjustable driving modes, adaptive cruise control, 8” touchscreens with heaps of connectivity options. One of the main reasons the Mustang sells so well is because it offers a complete package straight out of the box. So, what are you waiting for? Join the movement and test drive a Mustang at a participating Ford dealership.