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Mustang History

Have you ever wondered how was the Mustang created? Well... Check this out! 

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was originally based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, acompact car.The original Ford Mustang I four-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II two-seater prototype, which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang which was released as the 1964 1/2, with a slight variation on the frontend and a top that was 2.7 inches shorter than the 1963 Mustang II.



First generation (1964–1973) As Lee Iacocca's assistant general manager and chief engineer, Donald N. Frey was the head engineer for the T-5 project—supervising the overall development of the car in a record 18 months[21]—while Iacocca himself championed the project as Ford Division general manager. The T-5 prototype was a two-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster. This vehicle employed …

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- If you see a Chevrolet Corvair cruising around this beach town, there's a good chance you'll find Bill Stephens behind the wheel. "I've had 23 Corvair cars and vans," says Stephens, as he showed off his sunshine-yellow 1962 Corvair pickup."I've been a Corvair freak for a long time." It's easy to see why when you take a close look at the Corvair Rampside that he brought to a weekly car show here. Not only is it unique because it's a truck-style version of the controversial Corvair, but also because of its unique feature: a ramp that folds out from the side off the truck. It was a practical feature for its time. The Rampside has almost the same engine sound as the regular Corvair. Altogether, it's a vehicle that feels a little bit space age. Of course, back in its heyday, the Corvair hardly could have seemed hip. Consumer crusader Ralph Nader took on General Motors over safety isssues surrounding the rear-engin…