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Ford Mustang Trivia Questions With Answers

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Ford Mustang Trivia Questions With Answers

What is the Ford Mustang?
A: The first-generation Ford Mustang was a new class of automobile known as the pony car manufactured by Ford from March 1964 until 1973.

The Mustang’s styling, with its long hood and short deck, proved wildly popular and inspired what?
A: A host of competition.

When was it was initially introduced?
A: On April 17, 1964, as a hardtop and convertible.

When was the fastback version put on sale?
A: In August 1964.

At the time of its introduction, the Mustang was slotted into what car segment?
A: Compact.

With each revision, the Mustang saw an increase in what?
A: Overall dimensions and in engine power.

The 1971 model saw a what?
A: A drastic redesign to its predecessors.

 
After an initial surge, sales were what?
A: Steadily declining, as Ford began working on a new generation Mustang.

With the onset of the 1973 oil crisis, Ford was prepared, having already done what?
A: Designed the smaller Mustang II for the 1974 model year.

This new car had no common components with what?
A: Preceding models.

Who was the head engineer for the Mustang?
A: Lee Iacocca's assistant general manager and chief engineer, Donald N. Frey.

He supervised the development of the Mustang in what time period?
A: A record 18 months from September 1962 to March 1964.

Who is often credited with the actual styling of the Mustang?
A: L. David Ash.

To decrease developmental costs, the Mustang used chassis, suspension, and drivetrain components derived from what?
A: The Ford Falcon and Fairlane.

 
It used a unitized platform-type frame from the 1964 Falcon, and welded box-section side rails, including welded what?
A: Cross members.

Although hardtop Mustangs accounted for the highest sales, durability problems with the new frame led to the engineering of what first?
A: The convertible, which ensured adequate stiffness.

Overall length of the Mustang and Falcon was identical, although the Mustang's wheelbase was slightly what?
A: Shorter.

With an overall width of 68.2 in (1,732 mm), it was 2.4 in (61 mm) narrower, yet the wheel track was what?
A: Nearly identical.

What was the shipping weight?
A: Approximately 2,570 lb (1,166 kg) with the straight six-cylinder engine.

A fully equipped V8 model weighed how much?
A: Approximately 3,000 lb (1,361 kg).

Although most of the mechanical parts were from the Falcon, the Mustang's body was what?
A: Completely different; sporting a shorter wheelbase, wider track, lower seating position and lower overall height.

 
An industry first, the "torque box" was an innovative structural system that did what?
A: It greatly stiffened the Mustang's construction and helped contribute to better handling.

Since it was introduced four months before the normal start of the 1965 production year and manufactured alongside 1964 Ford Falcons and 1964 MerTrivia Questions About The Planet Mercury - Free Science Triviacury Comets, the earliest Mustangs are widely referred to as what?
A: The 1964½ model.

Nevertheless, all "1964½" cars were given what?
A: 1965 U.S. standard VINs at the time of production.

The low-end model hardtop used a 170 cu in (2.8 L) straight-6 engine borrowed from the what?
A: The Falcon.

Standard equipment for the early 1965 Mustangs included what?
A: Black front seat belts, a glove box light, and a padded dash board.

When did production begin?
A: In March 1964.

V8 models got a badge on the front fender that spelled out what?
A: The engine's cubic inch displacement ("260" or "289") over a wide "V."

 
This emblem was identical to the one on what?
A: The 1964 Fairlane.

The Mustang GT version was introduced as the what?
A: The "GT Equipment Package" and included a V8 engine (most often the 225 hp (168 kW; 228 PS) 289), grille-mounted fog lamps, rocker panel stripes, and disc brakes.

In the interior the GT option added a different what?
A: Instrument panel that included a speedometer, fuel gauge, temp. gauge, oil pressure gauge and ammeter in five round dials.

A four-barrel carbureted engine was now available with what?
A: Any body style.

Additionally, when were reverse lights as an option added to the car?
A: From August 1964 production.

The Mustang was originally available as either a hardtop or convertible, but during the car's early design phases what was strongly considered?
A: A fastback model.

What was born in 1965?
A: The Shelby Mustang.

 
The standard interior features of the 1965 Mustang included what?
A: Adjustable driver and passenger bucket seats, an AM radio, and a floor mounted shifter in a variety of color options.

The Interior Decor Group was popularly known as "Pony Interior" due to the addition of what?
A: Embossed running ponies on the seat fronts.

Also available were sun visors, a (mechanical) remote-operated mirror, a floor console, and a what?
A: A bench seat.

Ford later offered an under-dash air-conditioning unit, and discontinued what?
A: The vinyl with cloth insert seat option, offered only in early 1965 models.

One option designed strictly for fun was what?
A: The Rally-Pac.

Introduced in 1963 after Ford's success at that year's Monte Carlo Rally and available on other Ford and Mercury compacts and intermediates, the Rally-Pac was a what?
A: A combination clock and tachometer mounted to the steering column.

It was available as a factory ordered item for how much money?
A: US$69.30. Installed by a dealer, the Rally-Pac cost US$75.95.

 
A 14" rim option was available for what?
A: Rally-pac and GT350R vehicles widening front and rear track to 57.5".

Nationwide survey of owners by Popular Mechanics included many complaints about what?
A: Leg room.

Fuel economy was very good for the period, with a published test by Popular Mechanics rating the small 260 cubic inch V8 with automatic transmission at what?
A: 20.93 mpg at 60 mph.

The 1966 Mustang debuted with moderate trim changes including what?
A: A new grille, side ornamentation, wheel covers and gas cap.

Ford's new C-4 "cruise-o-matic" three-speed auto transmission became available for what?
A: The 225 hp V8.

The 1965 and 1966 Mustangs are differentiated by variations in what?
A: The exterior, despite similar design.

These variations include what?
A: The emblem on the quarter-panels behind the doors.

 
During the mid-1968 model year, a drag racer for the street could be ordered with the optional 428 cu in (7.0 L) Cobra Jet engine which was officially rated at what horse power?
A: 335 hp.

Changes for the 1968 model increased safety with what?
A: A two-spoke energy-absorbing steering wheel, along with newly introduced shoulder belts.

The California Special Mustang, or GT/CS, was visually based on what?
A: The Shelby model and was only sold in Western states.

Its sister, the 'High Country Special', was sold where?
A: In Denver, Colorado.

While the GT/CS was only available as a coupe, the 'High Country Special' model was available in what?
A: Fastback and convertible configurations during the 1966 and 1967 model years, and as a coupe for 1968.

The 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback reached iconic status after it was featured in what film?
A: The 1968 movie Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen.

In the film, McQueen drove a modified 1968 Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback chasing a what?
A: A Dodge Charger through the streets of San Francisco.