Mustang Confidential

Mustang Confidential

Photos by the author and Ford Motor Co.

In its fifty years as an American automotive and pop-culture icon, the Ford Mustang has become as familiar as Monday Night Football, pumpkin pie and Seinfeld reruns, but here are few things you may not have known about the original Pony Car:

1. Mustang was nearly named Cougar

Although Mustang was always a front-runner for the car's name, it wasn't a lock until deep into the car's development. In fact, many design studies pointed to Cougar was the preferred name

Published Dec 7th, 2015