The 1974 Ford Mustang

In 1974, Ford released the Mustang II, a gutless machine based on the ignoble Pinto platform. For the pony car faithful, it was as though the Mustang had been gelded. The second-generation Mustang was a serious attempt to recapture the spirit of a previous era. With a silhouette and dimensions closer to the ’65 Mustang than was the case in the recent past, the Mustang II is the right car for the times.

The sales of the second-generation Mustang were a lot better when it was introduced thanks in part to Ford’s marketing efforts which is shown on this video from our friends at