The Ford Mustang was first produced in 1964 at a plant in Dearborn, Michigan and first introduce at the New York World's Fair that same year. As time went on its history can be divided into four periods cleverly called generations one through five.
The first generation lasted until around 1973 and the car was primarily designed around the idea of the Ford Falcon, an earlier car. In 1974 the second generation began and it lasted for about four years until 1978. It was designed around the Ford Pinto and some of its improvements included rack and pinion steering and a new frame that provided for a quieter and smoother ride. The third generation of mustangs lasted from 1979 to 1993, considerably longer the previous two generations. The new features of this generation included more trunk space and a completely redesigned interior that allowed for the seating of up to four people. The convertible was also introduced and became popular at this time.
The fourth generation of mustangs started in 1994 to 2004. At this time the mustang was completely redesigned and the most popular models were equipped with slightly bigger engines. Also the convertible aspect began to disappear from production during this period. The fifth generation of mustangs started in 2005 and continues today. It was redesigned again at this time and its style became more similar to the mustangs of the sixties as opposed to those of the third and fourth generation. Its engine was also bigger than that of previous generations of Ford Mustang. That is pretty much all of the basic information about the ford mustang.