With production beginning on March 9, 1964, Ford Motors rolled out the 1965 Mustang five months before the start of the usual production year. Now commonly referred to as a 1964½, the new car was unveiled in April at the New York World’s Fair, with the very first one purchased on April 15 by a young woman in Chicago who still owns it! http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/first-ford-mustang-owner-still-keys-49-years-123831938.html
For decades, Mustangs have been a popular fixture on film. You’ve seen them in Goldfinger (first-ever!) and Diamonds Are Forever, Bullitt, both Gone In Sixty Seconds movies, Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and even a “futuristic” flying 2015 Mustang in Back To The Future II! (You’ll get to see a REAL 2015 Mustang in Need For Speed, which arrives in theaters mid-month!) TV has also featured the popular pony car—who could forget Farrah Fawcett’s white & blue Cobra II from Charlie’s Angels, or KITT in the Knight Rider spin-offs? In 1973, even Batman drove around in a 1973 Mach I in the DC comic book!
Clearly, our love affair with the Mustang is still going strong--and why not? Fast and stylish, always on the cutting edge... it’s what the spirit of American cars is all about!