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The Ford Mustang’s 53-Year History, Condensed Into Eleven Minutes: Video

A lot has happened since the original Ford Mustang pony car went on sale in 1964, but the car’s basic formula has remained constant: rear-wheel drive, two doors, and sporty looks at an attainable price. Granted, certain iterations of the American classic stand out, such as the Pinto-based Ford Mustang II, which first went on sale without a V8 engine option. The current-generation model, codenamed “S550”, itself initiated two of the biggest changes in the pony car’s half-century history: the switch to an independent-rear suspension, and the addition of a right-hand-drive version for certain global markets.

What brought Ford’s iconic Mustang sportscar to this particular moment in its evolution? Plenty, but thanks to the folks at Donut Media, one doesn’t have to go searching across the world wide web or hunting through myriad books just to uncover the true story. The outlet recently released an eleven-minute-long video that covers the Mustang’s entire history – from its Falcon-based origins in the 1960s to its sophisticated, high-performance modern state.

If you’re not yet well acquainted with the long, eventful history of the Ford Mustang, now’s as good a time as any to learn it. Watch the Donut Media video above, and then go and impress all your friends with your intimate knowledge of the pony car’s rich past.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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