The Ford Mustang was introduced 48 years ago today, April 17, 1964, on the opening day of the New York World’s Fair. As Lee Iacocca told Mustang Monthly in a 2004 interview, “Where else could you introduce a car at such a world-class event?” On that first day, Ford sold over 22,000 Mustangs (by comparison it took Lotus ten years to sell 18,000 Elans) and over 400,000 the first year. There really hasn’t been a hit like the Mustang, since, well the Mustang. Over at The Truth About Cars, Ronnie Schreiber takes a look at the Mustang’s introduction and other automotive exhibits at the Fair.
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