Ford Motor Co. was struggling after WWII with the new troops coming home and by the mid 1960’s the Baby Boomers were now in their early 20’s and looking for a car to buy. Everything that was on the market were giant station wagons.
The First Generation Mustang started in 1964.5 This of course the First Generation, was the most risky. This was the First car of its type, and latter coined the term “Pony Car” because the Ford community calls the Mustang emblem a running pony. No car before the Mustang was able to capture the fun, sporty feel that a car could offer.
The Second Generation Mustang was offered in the 1970’s. This was the most unsuccessful of the Mustangs. It is considered the most unpopular and ugliest mustang so far, by both "non-Ford's" and Mustang owners.
The Third-Generation Mustang was produced by Ford from 1978 to 1993. Built on Ford's Fox Platform, it evolved through a number of sub-models, trim levels, and drivetrain combinations during its production life.
For the 1994 model year, the Ford Mustang underwent its first major redesign in fifteen years, thus the Fourth Generation. The design, code named "SN-95" by Ford, was based on an updated version of the Fox platform.
The Fifth Generation began with the 2005 model year and received a facelift for the 2010 model year.
The Sixth Generation was presented at private Ford events on December 5, 2013 and commenced series production at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant on July 14, 2014.