March 9: The first Ford Mustang was built on this date in 1964

First Ford Mustang on this date
First Ford Mustang on this date

On its first day of production — March 9, 1964 — Ford Motor Co. sold more than 22,000 Mustang coupes and convertibles. The company sold more than a million copies within two years. A starting price of $2,368 didn't hurt demand (adjusted for inflation, that's $17,314 in 2012 dollars). Check out the video of one of the first 60-second commercials that captured America's interest in the original pony car (which wouldn't arrive in showrooms until April 17):

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