• Apr 24th 2008 at 6:34PM
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The Mustang passed yet another landmark less than a week after its 44th anniversary on April 17 when production reached nine million units. The milestone Mustang, a GT Convertible, went to a dealership in Iowa for delivery to its lucky customer. As Ford's longest running nameplate, the Mustang had one of the best starts of any production car with over 22,000 sold on the first day and more than one million sold in the first two years. It's had its ups and down over the past 40+ years, but it's safe to say that the Mustang has enjoyed an upswing in popularity since its retro-restyle a few years back.

[Source: Ford]


Ford Motor Company announced today it has built its 9 millionth Mustang. The GT Convertible Mustang is heading west to be delivered to a dealership in Iowa.

The Ford Mustang, approaching its 45th anniversary on April 17th, 2009, is one of the most widely recognized vehicles in the world. Today, one of every two sports cars sold in America is a Ford Mustang. The Mustang is also Ford Motor Company's longest-running nameplate. Mustang was introduced on April 17, 1964, at the New York World's Fair.

Mustang sales hit an astounding 419,000 in its first 12 months on the market, and topped the 1-million mark in the first two years, shattering the sales records of any single model in the history of the automobile. Mustang leads the nearly $1-billion aftermarket parts and accessories industry as the most personalized vehicle of all time, and has been recognized by SEMA as the most accessory-friendly new vehicle.

The 2009 Mustang offers a Glass Roof option and a new Warriors in Pink Package, available this summer.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      How appropriate that Autoblog was able to commemorate this event with its 9 millionth posting about mustangs!

      (I keed)
      • 7 Years Ago
      With all the turmoil in the automotive industry it's nice to hear a success story.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Gotta love that many of the Mustangs driving around have rental barcode stickers on the side rear window.
      • 7 Years Ago
      9 million solid rear axles. shiver.

      (excluding those 99-04 cobras, i know, i know)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here's to the next million.

      It's nice that the 9 millionth Mustang was built the day after Ford posted a $100 million surplus. Good news on top of good news.

      Good luck, Ford. Hope the hits keep rollin' in.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "" And for the next go-round, offer an interior that beats BMW, at whatever price necessary, please. ""

        I agree. While not awful, the interior needs upgrading.
        There should be NO hard plastic surfaces. Higher grade leather, and nicer door panels. More luxurious !
        (and) PLEASE, bring back White Leather Color option !)
        I am sick of grey, beige or black..... What's nicer than a brite red with white leather & a white roof ?
        All you have now is parchment beige or black.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still have my 2nd black GT convertible.
      Keep going, Ford! And for the next go-round, offer an interior that beats BMW, at whatever price necessary, please.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Mustang is the only current Ford thats sold here that I like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a great Car for the money; cannot wait to see what Ford unveils for the early release 2010 model. If the GT gets the the 5.0L V8 at 400HP, may have to trade up my '07 GT.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Slow News day I see. What, Brenda coming up dry in spy shots?
      • 7 Years Ago
      1 million before it was 2 years old.. then 7 million over the next next 40 years...
      • 7 Years Ago
      And to think, I Am one of the Lucky ones!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thankfully that cyst looking non-functional hood scoop is optional.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Whats all the hoopla? The scoop looks fine to me, like, well, a hood scoop.
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