FLAT ROCK, Mich. – It’s a automobile 54 years within the making.
The 10 millionth Ford Mustang rolled off the road on the automaker’s Flat Rock Meeting Plant in Michigan on Wednesday, additional cementing the mannequin’s place because the best-selling sports activities automobile of all time.
It’s the sixth Ford car to succeed in the milestone.
The 2019 GT convertible is painted Wimbledon White, similar to the one Ford acknowledges as the primary manufacturing Mustang. That automobile, with a serial quantity ending in 001, was bought in Canada in April 1964 by an airline pilot named Stanley Tucker, who gave it again to Ford in change for the 1 millionth Mustang in March 1966.
The tens of millions that adopted have been manufactured at a number of areas over time earlier than manufacturing was consolidated at Flat Rock in 2004. Since then, over 1.6 million have been constructed there, together with the 9 millionth automobile in 2008.
Gross sales slowed with the recession again then, however kicked into excessive gear when Ford expanded Mustang gross sales globally with the introduction of sixth technology automobile in 2015 and went on to promote almost half one million by the center of 2018.
However do not go on the lookout for the 10 millionth in showrooms. Ford might be placing it on promotional obligation for some time, however its future is unsure after that. It says it could grasp onto it or put it in a museum, nevertheless it might find yourself on the public sale block sometime.
So far as the 11 millionth is worried, it might find yourself being a really completely different automobile. In simply a few years you’ll be capable of purchase a hybrid Mustang that might be constructed at Flat Rock alongside an autonomous business car and an all-electric SUV impressed by the Mustang, so something is feasible sooner or later.
One factor’s for certain, although Ford is eliminating all of its different automobile fashions in favor of utilities and vans, it has no plans to place its pony out to pasture.