why not a section for the 74 to 78 mustangs? or maybe there is and i haven't noticed.
I agree Buckeye! By 73 the Mustang was almost Torino size. Sales had plummeted. The Mustang II in effect saved the Mustang from being dropped by FOMOCO!
Line up 64 1/2 Coupe, 74 Mustang II Coupe and 79 Fox Mustang. Now line up sales figures.
We can't accept MustangII because it shares the Pinto platform which has rack and pinion steering and all round
better handling. The Fox body in 79 could have been called a Granada or Zephyr it was a Mustang because Ford
called it a Mustang.
IMO the original Mustang was a styling /rebody of Ford's cheap car the Falcon. It was an immediate success. The MustangII was based on Ford's low priced Pinto. The MustangII was a huge success.
In 79 I rented a Mustang on a business trip. That 79 was a compact car, nothing special, could have been one of those GM turtle backs!
My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.
'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
My friend from work got the boot by his longtime girlfriend.
Since they "shared" her new Belinetta, he found himself having to rely on public transportation.
Eventually he bought a 76 blue and white Cobra II.
The front suspension was shot but it was still a sharp looking car.
We had a lot of fun in that car on the weekends, it was a chick magnet.
A 79 Mustang?....Mmm....not a magnet, maybe just for old ladies at the bingo who needed a ride home.