1965-2009 Ford Mustang GT Quick History


Starting with the 1965 Ford Mustang, the Ford Motor Company released a trim line identified by only two letters: GT. Thanks in part to the Mustang, those two letters have become associated with performance throughout the United States after having been predominantly a European suffix attached to the end of fine Italian sports cars, such as the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT (Gran Turismo). Since Ford Motor Company popularized the use of "GT", it has been used by many other models both in the US and around the world.1987 mustang gt.jpg

There were years where more limited production, high performance models were offered, such as the Mach1, the Boss Mustangs, and the various Mustang Cobras, there has been no performance trim line from Ford Motor Company, or any other American make that has withstood the test of time for such an extended period. Granted, the GT name was dropped briefly in the early to mid 1970's, only to return in the late 1970's. Nevertheless, the Mustang GT is probably the most well known and best selling performance car and trim line ever built.

Juan Manuel Alonso (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:42:35 -0700): nice article!
David Czapla (Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:40:06 -0800): Bang for the buck you just cant beat a Mustang Gt. Not to mention the parts available to modify it. It waz the GT that caught my attention in the summer of 82


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