The wonderful story of the Ford Mustang ...
Published on 05.05.2012
2 / 1969 to 1973
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In France, the Mustang became the most famous American car of the general public. President Ford France, Henry Chemin, did a lot for the notoriety of the model, involving the Monte Carlo Rally (driven by Johnny Hallyday) and making it appear in many films, A Man and a Woman of Claude Lelouch course but also Constable of Saint Tropez of Jean Giraud. For this film it is a copy of the pre-series which served the shooting, the model is not yet in production. French films in which it appears are numerous and each French even no-geeks know the Mustang.
In 1969 the Mustang adopts a new style.
The Mach1 and the Boss are introduced with many changes and including a new engine: the 351 Windsor, 390 is maintained. Two new special motors are available: BOSS 302 and BOSS 429, 290 and 375 hp respectively. In any Ford will offer 5 engines, the 290 hp BOSS 302, the 390 to 320 hp, the 428 hp 335 and 375 hp BOSS 429.
For the year 1970 the engine range of the proposed Mack1 evolves, the 302 hp 220 is retained, the 390 is abandoned. The double barrel 351 Cleveland 250 hp and 300 hp four body semi hemispherical heads to replace Windsor previous years. The Boss 302 and Boss 290 hp 429 hp 375 are still available in addition to the 428 Cobra Jet Mach1 equipping the 360 â€‹â€‹hp 428.
Total production for 1970 is 190,727 Mustang. Many analysts arise many questions about the decline compared to 300,000 units in the year 1968 and Previous. The total number of Mustang sold since the beginning we are left with an impressive park with lots of used Mustang on the market. Not to mention the competition Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, etc ...
1973 marks the end of an era. The Mustang is synonymous with muscle car for the last year. It will also be the last year for the Mustang convertible. 134,871 Mustangs were built in 73.
Credit Photos : Ford motor compagny.
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