Mustang 1964-1/2-1973

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2000 - Transportation - 168 pages
Introduced in April 1964, the Ford Mustang was a masterpiece of design, performance, and marketing. Thanks largely to its sporty lines, a lack of competition from GM and Chrysler, and a list of options that could be tailored to everyone from street racers to little old ladies, the Mustang is credited with pioneering the "pony car" concept. The period covered in this colorful photohistory represents the most collectible Mustang model years, and top automotive journalist Mike Mueller examines all the hardtops, convertibles, and fastbacks of the era, along with the phenomenal sales Mustang posted in its extended first year, the design changes and special performance editions of the 1960s, associations with race legends like Carroll Shelby, the role Lee Iacocca played in the car's introduction, and the marketing tactics that helped make the Mustang an American classic. The author's brilliant modern color photographs of factory original cars are accompanied by nostalgic period sales literature and behind-the-scenes black-and-white photography depicting Mustang development.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
6
CHAPTER 1
17
CHAPTER
27
CHAPTER 3
47
CHAPTER 4
69
CHAPTER 5
83
CHAPTER
109
CHAPTER
127
CHAPTER
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CHAPTER
157
INDEX 1
168
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Mike Mueller (Arlington, Texas) has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois' journalism program, Mueller held staff positions from 1987 to 1991 with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written/photographed more than 25 automotive history (including pickup trucks) books and contributed photography to at least that many more. Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks' The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Corvette, The Complete Book of Dodge & Plymouth Muscle, and The Complete Book of Mustang. He also has photographed dozens of car/truck calendars and contributed more than 1,000 articles to magazines like Car Craft, AutoWeek, Street Rodder, Motor Trend's Truck Trend, Car Collector, Baseball Digest, and American History Illustrated. His photos have appeared in LIFE, Forbes, Esquire, Automobile, Popular Hot Rodding, and countless other publications.

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