Nothing says youth, America, performance and style like the Ford Mustang. Revealed mid-year to an unsuspecting public on April 17, 1964, the Mustang created a frenzy that would launch an entirely new category of cars into mainstream America - the Pony Car. Light, nimble, stylish and available with a wide range of optional engines and trim, the Mustang still delivers classic style and performance while accommodating virtually everyone's budget.
Exactly one year after the launch of this historic car, Ford announced that the 417,000th car would be released from production on the very day of that release. Delivered as a red hardtop with the potent 289 V-8 engine, this significant Mustang would go down in history as the icon of American automotive marketing and innovation. And now, to commemorate two important milestone achievements, The Franklin Mint is proud to present this 45th Anniversary model - 417,000 on 4/17, celebrating 45 years of style and performance with the classic 1965 Ford Mustang that started it all.