Ford Celebrates As The Mustang Stampedes Past 10 Million Units

Today, with much deserved pomp and circumstance, Ford rolled the 10 millionth example of its Mustang off the production line at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. That is a lot of cars. In fact, if you lined them all up bumper-to-bumper they could circle the globe with 1,200 miles to spare. To mark this occasion, the company gathered one of each model year at its World Headquarters and paraded to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant to join the milestone Mustang.

Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favorite around the world. — Jim Farley, Ford

Shown here rolling off the Flat Rock assembly line, the 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a Wimbledon White 2019 GT convertible with a six-speed manual transmission. It puts out 460 horsepower, which is more than double what the first Mustang sold produced at 164 horsepower. (Photo Credit: Fox News)

As a hat tip to its origins, the 10 millionth Mustang was painted in Wimbledon White just like the first ever Mustang sold. It is a nicely optioned Mustang GT convertible that won’t be up for sale, however. Wearing 10,000,000 Mustang logos on the faux gas cap, door, and other spots, this car is sure to be a museum piece just like the first one, which it parked next to during the celebration. The original is a convertible equipped with a 164-horsepower V8 and a three-speed automatic.

Significant Mustang Milestones

2019: Limited-edition Mustang Bullitt with 480 horsepower

2018: Updated style, new 5.0-liter V8 engine with 460 horsepower and Performance Pack II

2015: All-new sixth generation Mustang, first with independent rear suspension and Shelby GT350 / GT350R with flat-plane crank 5.2-liter V8

2012: First Boss 302 since 1971 returns with 444 horsepower V8

2011: All-new 412-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT debuts

2008: Iconic Bullitt Mustang returns

2007: California Special edition returns

2004: Dearborn Assembly Plant ends 40 years of Mustang production moves to Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan

2003: Mustang Mach 1 model returns with Ram-Air “Shaker hood scoop

2001: Debut of Mustang Bullitt limited-edition salute to movie car

2000: SVT Mustang Cobra R-model race version returns

1993: Limited production SVT Mustang Cobra debuts

1984: Mustang SVO debuts

1982: Mustang GT returns after 12-year absence

1979: Euro-styled Fox platform Mustang debuts

1976: Cobra II joins the lineup

1974: Mustang II debuts amid gas crisis; no V8 engine offered until 1975

1970: Ram-Air Shaker hood offered

1969: High-performance Boss 302 and Boss 429 introduced

1968: Mustang 390 GT stars with Steve McQueen in Bullitt; 428 Cobra Jet engine debuts

1965: Shelby GT350 introduced; Mustang 2 2 with full fastback roof debuts

“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favorite around the world,” Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company, enthused. “I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London, or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car — a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”

More than 60 owners brought Mustangs of all model years and assembled for a parade from Ford World Headquarters to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant as a tribute to the 10 millionth Mustang. They even spelled out the milestone with their cars in a parking lot, after which a P-51 Mustang fighter plane flew over its namesake automobiles in formation.

Indeed it is, and so was this celebration. With the Mustang still leading sales in the sportscar segment across the planet, we look forward to another 10 million Mustangs in the future.

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Steve Turner

As Executive Editor of FordNXT and Ford Muscle, Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge to Power Automedia. He has covered the world of Ford performance for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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