The Car of the Year (and A Half)

The Ford Mustang changed the industry when its creator realized “people want economy so badly they don’t care what they pay for it”

The car was introduced on Friday, April 17, 1964, at the New York World’s Fair. But in another sense it had been born one Sunday in the late 1950s, when Robert McNamara, then president of the Ford Motor Company, sat in church and sketched out the specifications for a new car. The result was the Ford Falcon, the practical, reasonable compact car that sold 400,000 units when it was introduced for the 1960 model year.

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