The Iconic Ford Mustang Makes Its Debut

One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Ford is the one and only Ford Mustang. It all started way back in 1964 on this very day in New York City where the very first pony car was unveiled for the world to see.

American muscle cars had not yet established themselves as a staple in the automotive world.

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However, after the launch of the Ford Mustang on April 17th, 1964, they were soon thrown into the spotlight and became one of the most sought-after cars in history for many more years to come. What was once an industry that only focused on European muscle cars, soon because business as usual for many North American auto makers.

Once the Ford Mustang was released and welcomed with open arms by the public, many other car makers followed suit and started releasing their own version of the Ford Mustang. However, nothing could even come close to this mainstay in muscle car history.

The Ford Mustang Is Unveiled

Historically, when a vehicle debuts at a car show, mass production usually follows shortly thereafter, and then sales become available to the public. However, with the Ford Mustang, this was not the case.

The very same day that the Mustang was presented to the public at the New York Auto Show, it also went on sale to the general public. Not only did the Mustang sell units on its first day, but it also sold a whopping 22,000 units, which was unheard of for its time.

Ford’s sales target for the first year of the Mustang was roughly $100,000. However, after selling 22,000 on the first day alone, they were blown away by the first annual sales revenue that the Mustang brought in.

Ford Mustang Original

Ford attributes part of the sale to the fact that the Mustang was one of a kind upon release, but also because it had a very low-ticket price of just under $2,400 (which equates to approximately $18,000 today).

Who Designed the First Ford Mustang?

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It was in 1960 that the design and development of the Mustang took place. However, it wasn’t until 4 years later when it would finally be presented to the world.

The driving force behind the Ford Mustang’s design, as well as the marketing for it, was Lee Iacocca. He and his team of engineers and car designers came up with the idea of the Mustang as a way to fiercely compete with and capitalize on the European sports car market.

Iacocca and his team collaborated with Hal Sperlich to create the Mustang’s original design. The Mustang combined the sleek and stylish design of a sports car with the power of an American muscle car. And thus, the Mustang was born. It would become the best-selling Ford vehicle since the Model T.

Pictured above is Lee Iacocca with the 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang, although they Ford Mustang now celebrates its 60th year in production. Happy Birthday Ford Mustang!

The Next Generation of the Ford Mustang

Ford Cobra GT

Over the years, the Mustang has been a fan favourite across North America, not just in Canada. Although there are many new vehicles coming out every year, Ford continues to redesign, reimagine, and amp up its beloved muscle car. And as they do, they continue to bring in a new following year after year with the younger generation of car buyers.

Not only does the Mustang maintain its reputation for being a muscle car that sounds amazing and has the horsepower to back it, but it also comes complete with the innovative technology that the younger generation of car buyers crave.

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This is why we love buying Ford vehicles so much, and not just Ford Mustangs. At Cash For Cars BC, we offer the MOST cash for Ford vehicles of any model because we always have a high demand for them. People who love their Ford vehicles are loyal to their car brand of choice, and we always know where to find those buyers.

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What Makes the Ford Mustang So Popular?

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It isn’t surprising that such a long-standing vehicle like the Ford Mustang has a huge following of enthusiasts. People young and old worship these cars in a way that no other vehicle can command.

From online fan clubs to monthly meet-up groups, to full-on Ford Mustang clubs that require a monthly fee; people across Canada and around the world love their Ford Mustangs. But what is it that makes them so popular?

Well, for starters, every generation of the Ford Mustang brought with it some form of unique styling. Staying true to what is under the hood, the Mustang went through several redesigns that all built-up a new appreciation among its fans.

Additionally, as the Mustang progressed over the years, they became much more customizable, so that each owner could make his or her mustang their own. From body kits to spoilers to convertibles or non-convertibles, and everything in between. Ford propelled the Mustang even further into muscle car history.

The New Fully Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E

In a world that is always pushing forward for a greener tomorrow, Ford has always been one of the trailblazers when it comes to hybrid and EV models of vehicles. Additionally, with the muscle car market diminishing year after year due to rising gas prices and more EV options for consumers, Ford recently pumped out the all-new fully electric Ford Mustang Mach-E.

British Columbia is a province known for being very environmentally conscientious, and places like Downtown Vancouver are tailored to its residents driving clean energy vehicles. With charging stations on nearly every city block, and gas stations that offer fast-charge charging ports, owning an EV is more convenient and practical than ever.

Car Buyers of Ford Vehicles

While Ford has not yet released a fully electric muscle car like the Mustang, their take on a classic has been combined with the functionality of an SUV and the Mustang Mach-E was born. It provides the horsepower and pep that Mustang fanatics love, with the seating capacity and cargo room a busy family needs.

Starting Price for the Mustang Mach-E: $51,995 (base model)

What Vehicles Does Ford Make?

With such an established name like the Ford Motor Company, they have a long line of vehicles that can be utilized for almost anything you need. It’s Ford’s versatility and innovation that have kept it so strong over the years, even through recessions and pandemics, Ford prevailed.

We are always looking to buy great Ford vehicles of every model and of any year. From classic cars to brand new Mustangs, Cash For Cars BC will always offer you the MOST cash for cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles.

Sedans, Sports Cars, and Convertibles

  • Contour
  • Crown Victoria
  • Festiva
  • Fiesta
  • Focus
  • Fusion
  • GT Supercar
  • Mustang
  • Mustang GT
  • Mustang Cobra
  • Mustang Darkhorse
  • Taurus

SUVs & Crossovers

  • Bronco
  • Bronco Sport
  • Edge
  • Edge L
  • Escape
  • Excursion
  • Expedition
  • Explorer
  • Explorer EV
  • Mustang Mach-E


  • Ford F-Series
  • F-150 Lightning
  • Ford Ranger
  • Maverick


  • Aerostar
  • Econoline
  • E-Series
  • Transit

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No other used car buyer can offer as much cash for cars as we can in the Lower Mainland. It’s our ability to always pay more than our competitors, and our dedication to delivering exceptional customer service that has made us the #1 used car buyer for all of British Columbia.

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How Much Cash Can You Get for Your Vehicle?


At Cash For Cars BC, we specialize in paying the MOST cash for cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles, regardless of their age or condition. This is why it’s so important that we do a proper assessment of the vehicle that you want to sell.

First, provide our car buyers with the make, model, year, condition, and number of kilometres on your vehicle. Then, we will let you know if we need to see it in person before making you an offer on it. If we do, we come to you and provide this service free of charge, 7 days a week.

Once we see your vehicle (if required) we will make you an instant cash offer on it. If you accept, we’ll take care of the paperwork, hand you over a cash payment (or the payment method of your choice), then leave with your vehicle.

Contact Cash For Cars BC Today!

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If you are serious about selling your vehicle, or even if you would just like to know what it is worth, give us a call. Our team of professional used car buyers are happy to answer any questions you might have and can sometimes provide a tentative offer right over the phone. Give us a call, you’ll be glad you did!

By Published On: April 17th, 2024Categories: BlogTags: , ,

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