The 10 Millionth Ford Mustang Revealed, and it looks like the first. It’s a car 54 years in the making.
The 10 millionth Ford Mustang made its appearance at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan today, securing its place in history as the model’s best-selling sports car of all time.
The Mustang became the sixth Ford vehicle to reach the milestone.
The 2019 GT convertible is painted Wimbledon White, just like the 1964 Ford version of the first production Mustang. That car, with a VIN number ending in 001, was bought in Canada in April 1964 by airline pilot named Stanley Tucker. He eventually gave it back to Ford in exchange for the 1 millionth Mustang in March 1966.
The millions that came afterwards were built at several locations over the years before production went to Flat Rock in 2004. Ever since, more than 1.6 million have been built there, including the 9 millionth car in 2008.
Sales slowed during the recession, but exploded in 2015 when Ford expanded Mustang sales globally with the introduction of sixth generation car. They went on to sell nearly 500,000 by the middle of 2018.
But don’t expect to find the 10 millionth in showrooms. Ford will be putting it on promotional duty for now, but its future is unknown at this time. Ford says it may hang onto it or put it in a museum, but more than likely it end up on the auction block someday.
As far as the 11 millionth Mustang, it could end up being a very different car. In 2 years you’ll be able to purchase a hybrid Mustang that will be built at Flat Rock, as well as a an all-electric SUV and a commercial vehicle inspired by the Mustang, so anything is possible.
One thing is certain, even though Ford is getting rid of all of its other car models in favor of utilities and trucks, it has no plans to cut ties with the pony.Categories: Auto News, Blog