Ford's Legendary Muscle Car

Mustang Ford's Legendary Muscle Car
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Format: Hardback, 448 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835615
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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After more than 46 years Mustang has survived and flourished by staying true to its roots. If one looks at a 2011 Mustang alongside a 1964 1/2 model, there is no doubt of the car’s lineage. It is this focus that keeps the car going from strength to strength in terms of appeal, style, popularity and sales. This is its story, from the prototypes of the sixties, seventies and eighties to the present day. The runaway success of the Mustang, when it was launched in 1964, kicked off the pony-car revolution and led to the fearsome Shelby and racing Mustangs and the downsized Mustang II of the 1970s, a courageous attempt to recapture the original concept of the car as both compact and sporty. Then there was the revival of V8 Mustang power in the 1980s and the advent of the current curvaceous Mustang with its exotic overhead-cam V8 engine. Few cars have been so successful and long-lived and few have inspired such loyalty and affection.

Mustang is performance personified. Whether it be a 1960s classic or its modern-day counterpart, the Mustang is designed for power, speed, and style.

The author

Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age - from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines, including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.

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Format: Hardback, 448 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835615
Size: 8.75 in x 11.25 in / 222.25 mm x 285.75 mm

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