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1968 Ford Mustang Fastback - Red (1:43 Scale)
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback - Red

Minichamps 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback - Red

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Minichamps MIN400082024 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback - Red (1:43 Scale) "One thing is certain: There is great development ahead for the automobile."
- The American Magazine, Things I've Been Thinking About by Henry Ford, February 1936

The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was initially based on the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. Production began in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9th, 1964 and the car was introduced to the public on April 17th, 1964 at the New York World's Fair. It is Ford's second oldest nameplate currently in production, although the F-Series pickup truck line has undergone major nameplate changes over the years. It was Ford's most successful launch since the Model A.

Executive stylist John Najjar, who was a fan of the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane, suggested the name. An alternative view was that the Mustang name was first suggested by Robert J. Eggert, Ford Division market research manager. Eggert, a breeder of quarterhorses, received a birthday present from his wife of the book, The Mustangs by J. Frank Dobie in 1960. Later, the book's title gave him the idea of adding the 'Mustang' name for Ford's new concept car. As the person responsible for Ford's research on potential names, Eggert added 'Mustang' to the list to be tested by focus groups; 'Mustang' by a wide margin, - came out on top under the heading: 'Suitability as Name for the Special Car.'

Pictured here is a 1:43 scale 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback in red. Only 1,200 pieces produced. Sold Out!

Length: 4 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches

Release Date: September 2009

Historical Account: "The Pony Car" - The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobile - sports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks - and gave rise to competitors such as GM's Chevrolet Camaro, AMC's Javelin, and Chrysler's revamped Plymouth Barracuda. It also inspired coups such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were exported to America.

Mustangs grew larger and heavier with each model year until, in response to the 1971-1973 models, fans of the original 1964 design wrote to Ford urging a return to its size and concept.

Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original pony car that has remained in production without interruption after four decades of development and revision.

  • Diecast metal construction
  • Lots of chrome for added authenticity
  • Only 1,200 pieces produced

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