Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang — the world’s best-selling sportscar three years straight and America’s best-selling sportscar of the last 50 years.
The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The first serialised Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same colour and model with a three-speed manual transmission and 164 horsepower V8. “Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world,” said Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company. “I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”
Ford is celebrating the milestone with employee celebrations at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, including flyovers from three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes and Mustangs produced for more than five decades parading from Dearborn to Flat Rock, where the Mustang is currently manufactured.
During its 54-year production history, Mustang was also built in San Jose, California, Metuchen, New Jersey, and the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford sold 125,809 Mustang coupes and convertibles in 146 countries last year, making it the top-selling sports coupe worldwide for the third year in a row.
Regionally, Mustang is also the most hashtagged car on Instagram in the Middle East for 2017, and has continued the trend by commanding close to double the number of Instagram hashtags of its greatest rivals so far in 2018, while its social media status continues to go from strength to strength as the most “liked” vehicle on Facebook at 8.5 million thumbs up. Now in its sixth generation, it offers more technology, exhilarating performance and more personalisation than ever.