1964 Ford Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car
The production of the legendary Mustang started in 1964, as a part of the first (1964 – 1973) of six generations. The introduction of this model created a new class of automobiles known as ‘pony car’. The first generation of Mustangs has come with three different body styles – 2-door hardtop, 2-door fastback/sportsroof and 2-d00r convertible. The body style was related to Mercury Cougar, Ford Falcon, Mercury Comet and Ford Ranchero. The most powerful engine for the 64-66 Mustangs was 289 cu-in – 4.7 L Windsor HiPo V8.
Ford Mustang made its first public appearance on a race track little more than a month after the introduction in April 17 1964. It appeared as a pace car for the same year Indianapolis 500. After this, late in 1964, Ford contracted auto race team and race car manufacturer ‘Holman Moody’ to prepare ten 427 powered engine Mustangs to contest the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) 1965 drag racing season.