The new Mustang from the Ford Division of Ford Motor Company combines the sporty, the stylish and the practical -- and offers them in any combination or degree.
In effect, through its many standard equipment features and a wide customer choice of options, the new Mustang is actually three cars in one.
Standard equipment features of all Mustangs include color-keyed, all vinyl interior and molded nylon carpeting; foam padded bucket seats; a floor mounted transmission shift lever; padded instrument panel; automatic glove box and courtesy lights; arm rests; cigarette lighter; full wheel covers; and many other standard items which are either unavailable or are extra-cost options on most other makes.
The basic Mustang is particularly suited to the smaller family or to the family looking for a second or third car. It features compact economy and low initial cost with all of the long-life, take-care features of other, more expensive cars. It combines driving fun with a sporty appearance and the practicality of a rear seat and adequate trunk space.
It also provides a highly versatile foundation on which the buyer can literally custom-tailor his own special kind of car.
The Mustang becomes a sports car for street or competition use through a selection of performance options. The performance-minded may select from three V-8 engines ranging up to 271 horsepower. He may add a 4-speed transmission, quick ratio steering, or a Rally-Pac with tachometer and clock. A special handling package -- priced at less than $40 -- includes heavy-duty coil front springs, heavy duty semi-elliptical rear leaf springs, special shock absorbers, an extra-large diameter stabilizer bar in the suspension geometry to provide flat cornering, 6.50 x 14 tires, and the fast-ratio steering gear. He can even order 15-inch wheels and sports tires, limited-slip differential, and a heavy-duty battery.
The Mustang becomes a luxury car with such options as a vinyl-covered hard top, a full-length console between the front bucket seats, a remote-control trunk release, a rear-seat radio speaker, an accent pin stripe around the body sculpturing, tinted glass and air conditioning.
Other comfort and convenience options include power brakes and steering, an automatic transmission, and a power operated convertible top.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Source: Ford press and RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Stephen Goodal