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Spring 2022 – Creation and Design of the Ford Mustang

In 1961, a team of engineers and designers at Ford Motor Company, led by Lee Iacocca, collaborated to create a sporty new car. Ford President Henry Ford II wasn’t convinced the new car would sell, but he gave the project the green light. The end result – the Mustang – became one of the most popular cars of all time. 

This month’s library display examines how this legendary car was born. Learn about Iacocca’s vision, the company-wide clay modeling competition, the engineering details, the challenge to find a suitable name, and the marketing blitz that launched one of America’s most enduring automobiles.   (MFV)