1964½ Ford Mustang Coupe Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
In 1961, Ford Division Vice President and General Manager Lee Iacocca had a vision: a sporty car that would seat four people, be no more than 180 in. long, weigh less than 2500 lb, and sell for under $2500. On March 9, 1964, vision became reality as the first Mustang rolled off the assembly line. By the end of the day on April 17--the Mustang's official on-sale date--Ford had sold over 22,000 units, and the pony car revolution was on. It remains one of America's most popular nameplates and makes a superb "first classic" and weekend play toy. It is equipped with a 289 cubic inch engine. It also has an automatic transmission, power steering & brakes. A classic example of America’s pioneer pony car!