This year, and like Lamborghini, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its most iconic model, the Mustang. And the celebrations begins with a rather significant occasion: the production of the one millionth Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
The milestone car, a Ruby Red 2014 Mustang convertible, was driven off the line by Raj Nair, group vice president for global product development, and Ed Salna, material planning and logistics manager at the plant who has worked at Flat Rock for 27 years.
Since its inception 50 years ago, the Mustang really only had one major downfall, and that was with the third generation model; an utterly rubbish car. These days, though, the Mustang badge is once again at the top of its game. To date, Ford has produced and sold more than 8.5 million Mustangs.
“Mustang is one of the most beloved nameplates in the industry, with fans around the world and throughout Ford Motor Company,” said Nair. “The team here at Flat Rock Assembly has built an outstanding reputation for quality while producing one million Mustangs over the last nine years, and we expect that to continue for many years to come.”