Mustang: An American Classic

Mustang: An American Classic

by Michael Mueller
     
 

Since it galloped onto the automotive scene in the early 1960s, the Ford Mustang has become an American icon. With hundreds of photographs celebrating the evolution of this treasured sports car, including many from the archives of the Ford Motor Company, this comprehensive volume explores the Mustang in terms of its design, engineering, and racing genealogy, as

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Since it galloped onto the automotive scene in the early 1960s, the Ford Mustang has become an American icon. With hundreds of photographs celebrating the evolution of this treasured sports car, including many from the archives of the Ford Motor Company, this comprehensive volume explores the Mustang in terms of its design, engineering, and racing genealogy, as well as its impact on American popular culture. The Mustang will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2009.

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This official, definitive illustrated volume on Ford Mustangs documents the genesis of the American sports car from the early 1960s to today.
Library Journal
The original "pony car"—the first American iteration of a long hood and short rear deck two-door styling that has remained popular among car buyers—the Ford Mustang was first introduced in 1964 and celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. In this large volume, Mueller (The Complete Book of Mustang) traces the history of the Mustang with hundreds of photographs, including many from Ford's archive. The main focus is the impact the car had on the buying public and its continuing relevance and symbolism in popular culture. The Mustang embodied good looks, sporty character, and athletic reflexes; offered an original driving experience; and continues to evolve as an important product in Ford's marketing plan. VERDICT With thick, glossy paper and a sturdy binding, this nice photographic overview fulfills its goal as a high-quality coffee-table book. True enthusiasts will want more history and statistics, found in Mueller's The Complete Book of Mustang and John Clor's The Mustang Dynasty. Libraries should check available shelving space for this oversize volume.—Eric C. Shoaf, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789318855
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
11.60(w) x 14.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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