Editor’s Note: this analysis primarily considers the 1964½-1968 Mustang
Regardless of whether you measure success in terms of sales, accolades, fans, buzz or the competition’s response, the first Mustang was an undeniable success. It was the perfect car at the perfect moment for an American generation itching to hit the road and discover freedom. Now, it may seem like a cliché echoed in thousands of auto ads since, but at the time there were no cars that were marketed and linked so specifically to youth than Ford’s Mustang.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2014/02/25/first-generation-mustang