The 10,000,000th Mustang
Ford celebrates the ten millionth Mustang with a party in Dearborn
Fifty-four years ago we were introduced to one of America's most iconic cars ever to roll off an assembly line. The Mustang has become synonymous with the wild and free spirit that America has always embodied. Yesterday we celebrated a new milestone—the 10,000,000th Mustang rolled off the assembly line at Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant. This car is a Wimbledon White convertible to pay homage to the first serialized Mustang to roll off the line. Of course this car rocks the 5.0L pushing out 460 ponies.
The celebration kicked off at Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, where Mustangs —one from each year of production —were present and then assembled in order to roll out to Flat Rock. One of the cars in attendance was that of Gail Wise, of Park Ridge, Illinois' with her blue convertible. This was the first Mustang ever to be sold: she bought it new on April 15th, 1964, two days before Lee Iacocca unveiled the car to the public at the World's Fair in New York City!
The Mustangs, led by a police escort, then made the drive to Flat Rock and arranged to spell out "10,000,000". That's when number 10,000,000 entered the celebration, where it completed the formation by becoming the second comma. Serial number 1 made the first one. A drone captured the historic formation, as three WWII-era P-51 Mustangs flew overhead. After all, the car was named after these incredible aircraft, so it was only fitting that they cap off the festivities!
The Mustang is now the world's best selling sports car. It has captured the hearts, souls, and minds of millions worldwide. A machine that will always represent freedom and the desire to be wild and carefree. Here's to another 10,000,000!