The original Ford Mustang was a tour de force in the 1964 Tour de France


By the time the 1965 Mustang debuted in April 1964, Ford’s Total Performance program was going full throttle, with successes across the racing spectrum and on both sides of the Atlantic. The Falcon, on which the Mustang was based, had already taken second place overall in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally; there would be no playing it safe for Mustang’s racing debut.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/19/ford-mustang-success-at-the-1964-tour-de-france