What is a 1974 Ford Mustang?

What is a 1974 Ford Mustang?

The 1974 Ford Mustang, a dramatically smaller, lighter design, marked a fresh start for America’s original pony car. It was the brainchild of Lee Iacocca, who fathered the first Mustang a decade earlier. Appropriately named Mustang II, the car eventually would be seen as a low point in Mustang’s proud history.

What is a Rallye package on a 1974 Mustang?

The Rallye pack added Traction-loc, wide oval tires, extra cooling, competition suspension, color keyed exterior remote control mirrors, a clock, adjustable shocks styled steel wheels and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The 1974 Mustang Ghia was a special sport luxury package for the 2-door coupe body style.

When did the Ford Mustang Sportiva II come out?

To prepare the public for Mustang II, Ford ran up a lightly disguised concept version as a 1973 auto-show attraction. Called Sportiva II, it was essentially the production car recast as a “targa” convertible, with a fixed rollover bar between removable roof sections.

Was the 1974 Mustang II a success or a failure?

Looking back, many people today reflect on the 1974 Mustang as an under performer. Its important to remember, the Mustang II was created with a specific purpose. As the sales figures proved, the car was a success in its day. In the grand scheme of things, it goes to show how versatile the Ford Mustang has been over the years.

What is the difference between a 1973 and 1976 Ford Mustang?

This Mustang was 19 inches shorter and 490 pounds lighter than the 1973 version. Ford’s Mustang II emblem this year returned to the galloping horse. Inspired by the Shelby Mustang, Ford introduced the Mustang Cobra II in 1976.

What kind of suspension does a 1974 Mustang have?

The Ghia notchback, for example, came with very soft settings, while the optional competition suspension had the stiffest springs, along with a thicker front antiroll bar, a rear bar, and Gabriel adjustable shock absorbers. The 1974 Mustang was available with V-6 or four-cylinder power. Find out what other options were available on the next page.

When did the Ford Mustang come out in the US?

Mustang began a second revolution with the handsome, sophisticated “New Breed”. 1979-1980-1981 Ford Mustang tells how hit scored big in the showroom, and in fans’ hearts. For a full report on the 2007 Ford Mustang, check out Consumer Guide New Car Reviews.