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The Ford Mustang hit the streets in 1964 and was an instant success.  The Mustang GT, G.T. 350, G.T 500, Mach 1, Boss 302 and Boss 429 cemented the Ford Mustang name in the history books of American motoring.  But by the early 1970s, new horsepower rating systems combined with emission concerns, a looming fuel crisis, and rapidly increasing fuel prices, people were shying away from the throaty gas guzzling V8s.  Ford Motor Company was

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The original Mustangs were all about performance with a touch of comfort, the Mustang II showed the obvious shift in market trends.  It was obvious from the release of the 1974 Mustang II that performance was not a concern for Ford, and the performance market was not even a consideration.  While the removal of the big block V8's came as a surprise, the engine lineup for the Mustang II was a complete shock.  Not only

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When the 1975 Mustang II was released, it appeared to be the same car as the previous year with the exception of the vinyl roof being shortened to a half roof with a small rectangular opera window.  The coupe and hatchback were back with the option of the standard, Ghia, or Mach 1. There was also some big news for gear heads...the rebirth of the 5.0L.  Recognizing the need for a performance engine in their

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1977 offered very little along the lines of big changes aside from the addition of a T-Top roofline option, and some new, brighter colors.  The trim lines back for 1977 were the base model, the Ghia, the Mach 1, and the Cobra II, with the same engine offerings as 1976, although the 5.0L Mustangs received a decline in horsepower, to 134.  Nothing changed about the base model or Ghia (other than the aforementioned T-tops), but

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1978 offered the King Cobra, featuring a vastly different body look than the Cobra II. The front chin spoiler was replaced with a lower front fascia that ran along the bottom of the front bumper, wrapping around the front end, smoothing into the wheel wells. There was also a trim piece added to the front of the rear wheel wells, giving the front and rear wheel wells the same smooth, molded look.  The loud Cobra

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