The Greater Vancouver Mustang Association is a car club for the appreciation and enjoyment of the Ford Mustang automobile. We are located in the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. A long-established club, the members enjoy various organized events, car shows, and cruises; as well as casual social gatherings. You are invited to peruse the website and contact the club with any inquiry. New members are always welcome. A Mustang is not required. Enjoy.
The Ford Mustang is a mass-produced American automobile that was first advertised, VIN coded, and titled by Ford Motor Company as a 1965 model. Development began in 1961 and actual production started March 9, 1964 at Ford's Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan. After previous fanfair, Ford officially introduced the stylish car to the press Monday, April 13, 1964. It was for sale that Friday, April 17. It was promoted at the New York World's Fair with a conveyor belt ride designed and narrated by Walt Disney. The advertised base price was $2,368 with a 170 cubic inch displacement, 101 horsepower, six cyliner engine and a 3-speed, manual transmission. The significant additions of an alternator, higher horsepower engines, and other production changesoccurred August 17, 1964. Aficionados now call the previously built cars "early" or 1964-1/2 Mustangs. Those built Aug 17 and after are known as "late" or 1965 Mustangs.
The public's reception was remarkable. Sales were 121,538 for the 1964-1/2 cars plus 559,451 for 1965—a total of 680,989 first model-year Mustangs. And, 607,568 sales for the 1966 second model-year. Ford now says the Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car, with over 10 million sold.
The Mustang name idea originally came from the World War II-era P-51 fighter aircraft and later from the wild mustang horsethat roamed the American plains—both appropriate for Ford's vision of American spirit and freedom it wanted to project with the car.
A full model list of regular production Mustangs, generations, special editions, limited editions, and aftermarket versions is available at MustangSpecs.