One of the most renowned and appreciated models of american craftsmanship the ford mustang has long been the absolute benchmark of vehicle quality and performance. We all know that the car was firstly introduced in 1964 and production line was launched one year later.
The mustang i made its formal debut at the united states grand prix in watkins glen new york on october 7 1962 where test driver and contemporary formula one race driver dan gurney lapped the track in a demonstration using the second race prototype.
Ford mustang emblem history. Shop our selection of ford mustang emblems mustang badges. Emblem kits 1965 73 mustang. Najjar co designed the first prototype of the ford mustang known as ford mustang i in 1961 working jointly with fellow ford stylist philip t.
1963 mustang prototype in 1961 lee iacocca vice president and general manager of ford division had a vision. History of the mustang pony logo while the ford mustang is named after the p 51 mustang fighter plane its early designers felt as though the running horse should be its defining symbol. Mustang logo old the idea of creation sports car came up to ford in 1962.
The mustang emblem was evolved further for the production car in 1964 and has continued to receive updates in the nearly 50 years since. Phillip thomas clark was 27 years old when he was asked to design a logo for a new car. Catalog sections below or navigation menu on left boarder.
Dash interior emblems 1965 73 mustang fender emblems 1965 73 mustang grill emblems 1965 73 mustang hood leters 1965 73 mustang tail panel emblem 1965 66 mustang shelby emblems. Out of this vision the ford mustang was born. The mustang emblem found on the front in some cases the rear of pony cars shares the same logo with smu with one major difference.
Cobra emblems 1965 73 mustang emblem kits 1965 73 mustang. His vision was a car that would seat four people have bucket seats a floor mounted shifter be no more than 180 inches long weigh less than 2500 pounds and sell for less than 250000. The emblem underwent several changes over the years with the mustang ii emblem turning the tri bar into a roman numeral number two.
The mustang ii concept which debuted in 1963 was the first public debut of the finalized pony badge emblem. Mustang logo history design and evolution the ford mustang logo has become a symbol of quality elegance strength and respectability. This symbol is recognizable throughout the united states and the world by automotive enthusiasts and novices alike.
Emblems over its long history the mustang pony emblem has become the visual symbol of the ford mustang and has been present on most of the millions of mustangs built since 1965. In early summer 1962 as california based race car constructor troutman and barnes was assembling the running version of the mustang 1 concept the ford designers gathered in the studio back in dearborn to review sketches for the mustang emblem.