The mental image of the word “mustang” can be divided into pre- and post-1964 eras. Before 1964, it calls to mind a galloping, odd-toed ungulate mammal. Since 1964, when Ford released a sporty car named after those equine wanderers, the term became synonymous with one version or another of the car. And now, more than half a century later, the Ford Mustang minted number 10 million of the herd—the milestone vehicle rolled off the line at the Flat Rock (Michigan) Assembly Plant today. Who knew in ‘64 that a car would redefine an entire species?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/08/08/10-millionth-ford-mustang-rolls-off-the-line