SITE stats
Owner: Doctor DeBo
Year: 1992
Model: Mustang LX
Mods: Heavy
State: GA
Type: Nice Weather
ET Range: Unknown
[Read Specs]
FEATURED article
Sharon Manduley's 1997 Mustang Cobra
One of our newest members Sharon Manduley, is one very lucky lady. Not only is she the new mother of a healthy baby boy but she is also the enthusiastic owner of a beautiful Cobra. As if that wasn't enough, she is married to a man so wonderful he is the barer of both gifts! Yah, makes me sick too. haha! Brian Manduley brought Sharon to my attention, telling me of the graduation gift he built and gave to his adored wife, a 1997 Mustang Cobra. As her cool vanity license plates tell, Sharo...
[Read More]
Which is the most performance restrictive aspect of a stock 87-95 5.0?
The Stock Heads (E7TE's).
Result: 37%
The Stock Intake.
Result: 14%
Stock cam or someother components (TB, MAF, PCM, etc.).
Result: 3%
Both the Stock Heads and Intake suck the same, changing one with out the other is useless to you.
Result: 47%

Register or login to vote on this poll

[03/17/2005] Ford To Increase Mustang Production to Meet Runaway Consumer Demand


What’s an auto company to do when demand for a hot model exceeds supply? Give the customers what they want.

Ford today announced that it will take production of the hot new Mustang to more than 192,000 units in 2005 -- an increase of more than 70 percent, or 80,000 units, from the previous year.

"Ford Mustang is the hottest car in the industry, and its performance on the street and in the showrooms is beating of everyone’s expectations," says Steve Lyons, Ford Division president. "Sales are up more than 45 percent over last year, and V-8 GT and convertible model demand is so strong that we haven’t been able to build enough. We’re planning to increase production well beyond what was initially planned. This will allow us to sell 160,000 -- 165,000 Mustangs in the U.S. this year."

Sales and Share Gains

Since its launch in the fall of 2004, the new model Mustang has been an instant sensation with new car buyers. Sales of the 2005 model, coupled with the sell-down of the prior model, have sent overall Mustang sales to record levels every month since launch.

The higher-end Mustang GT V-8 models are in short supply, and the much anticipated new convertible model is just beginning to arrive at dealerships in time for spring. Traditionally, May and June are the hottest selling months for convertible models.

In the key U.S. market, overall Mustang sales are up more than 45 percent on a retail basis over last year, a feat accomplished without the support of the convertible model, which traditionally accounts for one-third of overall Mustang volume. Based on the current sales trajectory, Ford expects to sell about 160,000 – 165,000 Mustangs in the U.S. for the 2005 calendar year. In Canada, where Mustang was named 2005 Canadian Car of the Year, sales continue their triple-digit month-after-month rise, topping records set more than a decade ago.

Increasing sales gains have also been accompanied by share gains. Since the 2005 launch, Mustang has garnered 44 percent of the small specialty segment, featuring sports coupes such as the Pontiac GTO, Nissan 350Z, Chrysler Sebring and Hyundai Tiburon among others.

Historical Anecdotes

Red-hot sales and resulting production increases of a new Mustang are not unprecedented. When Mustang was first introduced in April 1964, Ford had only expected to sell 100,000 the first year. But dealers took 22,000 orders the first day. Ford shifted production mid-year and Mustang went on to sell 618,812.

Mustang fever spread from showrooms to car-hops and Mustang legend spread through barbershops, diners and service stations on "Main Street USA" as Mustang became a part of Americana:

A Ford dealer in Chicago locked the doors of Mustangs in his showroom because he feared for the safety of people trying to crowd into them.

In Garland, Texas, 15 customers bid on the same car and the successful bidder insisted on sleeping overnight in the car until his check cleared the bank in the morning.

In Pittsburgh, a restaurant advertised "Our hotcakes sell like Mustangs."
Parents purchased 93,000 Mustang toy pedal cars during the 1964 Christmas season at a price of $12.95. Today, restored Mustang pedal cars are extremely popular with collectors and some sell for more than $1,000, nearly 100 times the original price.

Nearly 500 Mustang clubs formed in the first two-and-a-half years of the car’s production.

More than 8 million Mustangs have been sold in the 41 years since its introduction. The 1 millionth Mustang was sold by March 1966.

SOURCE: None

User Comments
Member Login
You do not have permission to post comments. This could be because:
  1. You are not logged in. Fill in the form to log in.
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or you may have not activated it yet via your registration email.

Your User Name:    Want to register?
Your Password:    Forgotten your password?

SEARCH