By on April 18, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, the first Ford Mustang went on sale. While Lee Iacocca is considered by many to be the father of the Mustang, the simple reality is that without the approval of Henry Ford II, the chief executive at Ford, the Mustang would never have happened. That took some doing. After American Motors had shown the viability of compact cars, in 1960, Ford introduced the Falcon, Chevrolet introduced the Corvair, and Pontiac brought out the original, compact, Tempest. When GM introduced the sportier Monza versions of the Corvair, Iacocca, who by then was a Ford corporate VP and general manager of the Ford division, wanted something to compete with it. Henry Ford II, aka “Hank the Deuce”, had to be convinced to spend money on the project, just a few short years after FoMoCo took a serious financial hit when the Edsel brand did not have a successful launch. Iacocca, one of the great salesmen, not only sold his boss on the concept of the Mustang, the Deuce came to love the pony car so much he had a very special one made just for himself. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • jack4x: The whole “used manual wagon” snob is such an odious, whiny character to me that I almost feel...
  • slow_poke: Thanks! This is what i want to see / hear about. Don’t want to dump the cash for luxury, but not really...
  • sckid213: Yes hearing an XC90 at WOT is soul-crushing.
  • Art Vandelay: I never said one thing about the US government and how they interact with them. I was simply reminding...
  • Corey Lewis: Just say “I see a typo,” and I’ll fix it. It doesn’t have to be a code red...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber