Just last month, the Ford company celebrated a true milestone: the production of the 10 millionth Ford Mustang, made at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant. Every Ford dealer here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership is a big fan of the classic muscle car, so this seemed like a great occasion for us to celebrate the Ford Mustang as well. From its early days to the 2019 Ford Mustang GT that marked the 10 millionth unit of the model, the Ford Mustang has helped define the classic American muscle car.
The Ford Mustang has been produced for 54 years, and has remained popular throughout its whole history. The very first serialized Ford Mustang , VIN 001, was also a Ford Mustang GT, and it even came in the same color – Wimbledon White – as the 10 millionth vehicle. The Ford Mustang has been the best-selling sports car of the last 50 years in our country, and the best-selling in the world for the past three years in a row. It has also been featured in more movies during its lifetime than any other sports car in the world.
While a lot has remained the same about the Ford Mustang – its iconic looks, its popularity, and the excitement of driving one – a lot has changed too. The VIN 001 1964 Ford Mustang GT produced only 164 horsepower with its three-speed V8 engine. The 2019 Ford Mustang GT just produced to celebrate the 10 millionth anniversary boasts 460 horsepower and a six-speed V8, not to mention advanced technology that early Ford automakers could only have dreamed of.
With everything it has to offer and its enduring popularity, we’re not surprised the Ford Mustang has made it to 10 million units. In fact, we confidently expect that we’ll be celebrate the 20 millionth Ford Mustang one day. In the meantime, local drivers can visit today to get in on the celebration with a test drive of a 2018 Ford Mustang. Louisville area drivers can see why the Ford Mustang remains so popular when they visit us a O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville.