April 17th is affectionately known as National Mustang Day; because on this day in 1964, Henry Ford II revealed the iconic muscle car at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Fast forward to 2019, and Ford now has yet another notch in its belt on that very same day: the Mustang has been named the world’s best-selling sports coupe for 2018, something it also accomplished in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
“We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Ford’s global markets president, Jim Farley. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V-8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”
The Mustang is arguably one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever to grace the asphalt and it’s revered worldwide for the sounds emitted from its tailpipe and its timeless design.
To celebrate National Mustang Day, we brought a beautiful ’19 Shelby GT350 to Ford’s world HQ in Dearborn and joined hundreds of fellow Mustang enthusiasts, including Mr. Bill Ford Jr. himself!