Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
December 7, 2018
Photos By: Ford Motor Company

The current news feeds are full of gloom and doom for the auto industry, mainly focusing on small car production cuts and the dropping of certain nameplates all together. For Ford the news there is the Blue Oval is focusing on SUV and truck production and the only domestically available car will be the Mustang. While us Mustang fanatics are certainly thankful that the Mustang will be on dealer lots for the 55th year straight, we’ll certainly miss the option of a Focus ST or RS, the Fusion Sport, and other great small cars Ford has been offering. The sole Mustang plant, Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, is going to be seeing a reduction in shifts (from two to one) and a relocation of some employees to aid in the higher demand for trucks and SUVs from Ford.

We applaud Ford for doing their best in keeping its employees by moving them to other plants, however we can remember a time when the Mustang demand was so high Ford had three different plants (CA, MI, and NJ) building the Mustang around the clock! To remember those better times we dug up a bunch of assembly line images of Mustangs being built over the last five decades from various generations and plants, including outside vendors like A.O. Smith (Shelby) and Kar Kraft (Boss 429).

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Photography by Ford Motor Company