LIMA — It premiered on April 17, 1964 at the New York’s World Fair, the introduction of Ford’s new Mustang. It was a different design and the marketing department went overboard with marketing this pony car, but it paid off big for Ford Motor Company and Lee Iacocca, the genius behind the Ford Mustang. By introducing the car in the spring, Ford avoided the noise of the new model year from all the other auto manufacturers. This made the Mustang’s introduction stand out. There were 22,000 Ford Mustangs sold within the first day of its release and within two year, more than one million sold. Today the Ford Mustang still stands strong as a car that the public loves.
Bob Laman, of Lima, brought his 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He has owned it for six years. This beauty has only 68,000 original miles. He found this Mustang in Greenwich, Ohio. He enjoys talking with people about their memories of their Mustangs.