Surely America’s most famous car - the first of the pony cars was released in late 1964. Within a year Ford had sold over 400,000 Mustangs making it the most successful new car launch in history. Buyers could choose between the neat notchback, glamorous convertible or racy fastback. Engines started at 170 and 200 cubic inch sixes, but most opted for a V8 - the first model offering a 260 cube small block that quickly climbed to 289, then 302 and finally 351 cubic inches. From 1967 Ford offered the FE series 390 cubic inch big block V8, and later the limited production, race tuned 427, and 428 Cobra Jet. Models include the Boss 302 and 351, Boss 429 and numerous GT variants
One of the all time great American dream machines - the original Thunderbird of 1955 was Ford’s two seater response to the Chevrolet Corvette. More boulevard cruiser than sports car - the T-bird became an instant legend, with an optional high performance 312 cubic inch V8 that on;ly enhanced the performance image. Later models grew back seats, bigger engines, length and weight - but managed to maintain something of the mystique of the early Birds thanks to sensation styling both inside and out.